School Uniform

Wearing a uniform and wearing it correctly promotes an appreciation of equity and provides a common social base from which students can start their learning.  It promotes a sense of belonging to the school and to one another and is a practical means for identifying the school within the wider community.



  • School footwear is plain black school suitable shoes,  with knee-length navy socks.
  • Boys’ socks fold-over at the top, whereas girls’ socks do not. The correct socks are available from The Uniform Shoppe (SAS Sports).
  • Students have the option of wearing black sandals in the summer terms, rather than shoes and socks.
  • High-heeled or decorated shoes, jandals or scuffs (with no back) are not appropriate for school.

Hair, Jewellery and Make Up

  • Hairstyles are expected to be tidy, with hair kept its natural colour.
  • Long hair must be tied back with navy, royal blue, black, or white hair ties for hygiene reasons and to prevent the spread of head lice.
  • Nail polish and make up are not to be worn to school.
  • Jewellery is not to be worn at school unless it is for a specific purpose (eg. purity ring, family taonga) and permission is sought in advance from the principal.


  • Because KingsGate is a Sun Smart School, school sunhats (available from The Uniform Shoppe) are compulsory for all students in the summer terms.

Sports Uniform T-Shirt

  • The sports uniform T-shirt, worn for physical education and school sports, is also available from The Uniform Shoppe. Black sports shorts of any type are to be worn with the T-shirt and can be purchased from a clothing store of your own choice. 

Uniform is stocked by

The Uniform Shoppe

7A Glasgow Road


Phone: 09 239 1310