School Uniform

After a student-led consultation, the student body decided on two key elements to the uniform:

  •         A uniform that reflected the pride that they have in their school
  •         One single uniform that would be flexible, dependent on the weather

All students can pick and choose what part of the uniform they would like to wear as there is no specific gendered uniform. Our uniform is compulsory for all students, and must also be worn to and from school.

Our students wear the same uniform all year round. During the winter months, a white thermal can be worn under the blouse/shirt.  Hoodies are not part of our uniform.

Please choose from the following list:

Short Sleeve Blouse

Short Sleeve Shirt

Navy Zip Cardigan

Navy Jersey

White Thermals

Pleated Skirt

Black Trousers

Navy Shorts

Soft Shell Jacket (optional)

Blazers are optional and must be ordered through the school office

Footwear is required to be fully black, closed-toe shoes with no markings. No high tops or boots allowed.

Black socks – short or up to calf length

Black stockings

In addition, further items can be purchased from the school canteen once a student begins at Kaiapoi High School.
Please choose from the following list:

KHS Beanies $10

Caps $15

Bucket Hats $15

Scarves $5

Buying school uniforms

The sole supplier of the Kaiapoi High School uniform is Argyle Schoolwear Ltd, and it can only be purchased online.

Following this link will take you straight to the Kaiapoi High School uniform section of their site –

In the FAQ section of their website they have information about financial assistance, such as how to get a quote for the cost of the uniform to take to Work and Income NZ, and also layby options.

Unsure of sizing?

There are uniform samples at the school office for sizing purposes.  For Year 9 students starting with us, uniform samples are taken around our contributing primary schools so students have a chance to try garments on.

Please download the uniform brochure for tips on measuring your child and recommended quantities to purchase.

Sports Uniform

Sport uniforms are provided by the school and returned at the end of each game. There is no Physical Education uniform, the students are simply required to wear appropriate sports clothes.

Hair and piercings

Extreme hairstyles are not appropriate, and hair must be a  natural colour. Long hair must be tied back for safety and hygiene purposes in some rooms, like the science labs, food room and technology rooms.  Ear piercings are allowed.