Grooming & Presentation

A sense of identity

At Green Bay High School all students, except Year 13, will wear the school uniform. This encourages a sense of identity with the school, and provides a common standard of grooming on which to build positive attitudes to neatness and cleanliness.  It will also provide a measure of security by identifying non-students on the school property.


  1.  Students must abide by the uniform/dress code regulations as agreed at enrolment.  Uniform and dress code standards apply when travelling to and from school or on official off-campus activities.
  2. Generally, permission will not be given to wear non-regulation items.  However, in some limited circumstances, this will be considered by the Deputy Principal – Student Services.  Such requests must be made in writing by a parent or guardian, and will only apply for a specified time.
  3. Any student who is wearing an incorrect or inappropriate item of clothing is required to report to one of the Deputy Principals before school, or to the SSP  at the beginning of period 1 so that the matter can be remedied before classes for the day. Students will be expected to remove non-uniform items and will have them replaced for the day by school-owned items.  These items are to be returned to student reception at 3.15pm.
  4. School-wide consequences apply when this procedure is not followed.
  5. On school mufti days, the Year 13 dress code applies to all students.


The uniform should be clean, tidy and worn as designed.  Our uniform has a wide range of items to choose from so all students should be able to find a suitable combination.

  • Shoes must be flat, plain black, with black soles and black laces.
  • Socks must be plain black (no logo) and ankle length.
  • Extreme hairstyles and/or artificial colouring are unacceptable. Hair accessories (hair bands/ties etc) must be navy blue or black in colour only.
  • Nail polish is to be clear, with no artificial tips or colouring.
  • Makeup is not to be worn. 
  • Jewellery should be minimal.

This means: 

  • Students are not permitted to wear rings,  bracelets or visible necklaces. 
  • Students are permitted to wear a maximum of two small studs or sleeper earrings per ear and a small nose stud.
  • All uniform must be only the regulation design and pattern – as purchased online through Argyle ( 
  • School sports team jackets or sweatshirts are only to be worn at sports events.
  • Garments worn under the school uniform must be white only, and must not be visible. (No coloured t-shirts).


While Year 13 students wear mufti, we have an expectation of ‘smart-casual’ dress.

The choice of clothing must be appropriate for a school setting which is the combined workplace for staff and students. Student dress must be respectful of this setting. Students have an obligation to meet a grooming and presentation standard which is not less than that expected for other students.

  • Clothing must be neat, tidy, not worn or dirty, and not ripped or frayed.
  • Clothing must contain no objectionable or offensive messages or pictures.
  • Clothing must be worn appropriately in regard to safety; especially in laboratories, PE and workshop areas.
  • Students must wear footwear; jandals or slides are not acceptable.  Closed shoes are required in workshops and laboratories.
  • Extreme hairstyle and/or artificial colouring are unacceptable.
  • Jewellery must be kept to a minimum.


Education in New Zealand is universal, compulsory and secular – and so are our school uniform and dress code guidelines.  However, we recognise that some people may wish to depart from our dress regulations for cultural or religious reasons.  In these circumstances, the parent or guardian should discuss this issue with the Deputy Principal – Student Services.

UNIFORM REGULATIONS  – all items are to be purchased online from the official uniform supplier: These items must be worn as purchased without significant alteration or adaptation. 

FITTED SHIRT: White with short sleeves. Piping detail and school logo on collar
NON FITTED SHIRT: White with short sleeves.  Piping detail and school logo on pocket

SKIRT: Dark navy. Lined with logo
TROUSERS: Dark navy
SHORTSDark navy

JERSEY: Dark navy with  school logo

SCHOOL  JACKETDark navy waterproof lined soft shell jacket, with zip pull, hood  and school logo 

SOCKSPlain black ankle socks (no logo)

STOCKINGSDark, black opaque (no rips or tears)

HATDark, navy with school logo

SHOES Plain, black, flat with black laces and plain black sole

PE UniformDark navy shorts and shirt with school logo