Blazer Is the compulsory ‘primary’ garment. It must be worn to and from school and during the school day. Students may remove the blazer whilst in class or when active during break times. On hot days in February students may choose not to wear the blazer, and may come to school in just the shirt (and tie if required). The blazer must also be worn to all formal school events, such as prizegiving.
School Tie Must be worn year-round by Year 11-13 students. For Year 9 and 10 students the tie is optional for the month of February and compulsory for the rest of the year (then optional for Year 9 students after Branches Camp goes in). The tie is compulsory for formal events such as prizegiving. Year 9-12 students must wear the school tie, and Year 13 students must wear that year’s Year 13 tie. Shirt White collared shirt - short or long sleeve. There are pleated hemmed shirts available or a more business style shirt (which must be worn tucked in).
Blue Kilt/Blue Shirt The blue skirt may be worn year round with the navy ankle socks. The blue kilt, modelled in the photo, may also be worn year round with either navy tights or navy knee-high socks.
Shorts/Trousers Grey shorts or grey trousers may be worn year round.
Belt Must be plain black leather with a plain silver buckle.
Socks Navy ankle socks must be worn with the blue skirt, trousers or shorts. Navy tights or knee-high socks must be worn with WHS kilts. Navy Socks (3 pair pack) are available at the WHS Uniform shop in-school.
Shoes Must be: plain; all black (with no coloured logos); be made of polishable material (i.e. not canvas, but may have a rubber toe-cap); have a low or no heel; be shoes, not boots or ‘high tops’. They may be lace-up or slip-on, with no buckles. Please note: The Uniform Shop does not sell shoes. Optional Items
School jersey - is an optional 'secondary' item which is worn under the blazer, and may be worn year round. It may not be worn instead of the blazer.
School scarf and beanie - may be worn year round.
Puffer Jackets - students may wear a plain black puffer jacket during June, July and/or August only. It must be worn over (not instead of) the blazer.
For clarification: Māori students can wear items that are taonga to them. This can include tā moko, pounamu or hei tiki. As these taonga are tapu (sacred), they can be worn visibly with traditional uniform items (e.g., wearing a hei tiki over a tie). Students can wear items of cultural or religious significance with uniform items (e.g. hijab, tā moko, le faitaga).
For students wanting to wear the likes of hijab and faitaga, we would prefer that they wear darker colours such as navy blue or black.
Should you wish to discuss an individual exception to the uniform then please contact a member of our Senior Leadership Team in the first instance.
Wakatipu High School operates an in-school uniform shop, with a full range of WHS Uniform items available for try-on purposes only. Once you've found your size, orders can be placed online and the items delivered by our uniform suppliers, Argyle Schoolwear. Small items, such as socks, belts, jerseys, tights and ties, are available to buy at the uniform shop.
The in-school WHS Uniform Shop is open weekdays 8:30am- 3.00pm (term time) for our students.
For more information on ordering uniforms please see the link below