Uniform

All students must wear the full and correct uniform and footwear at school, to and from the school, and on all school visits.  All uniform items should be clearly named.

How to purchase new uniform items

New uniform items can only be bought online. The sole supplier of Riccarton High School uniforms for Years 9 to 13 is Argyle Schoolwear Ltd.

Please click here to go to the online shop.

There is a size chart and measurement tips attached to each uniform item.  Press on the item you wish to purchase to bring up the measurement details.

If you are unsure of the sizing or would like to see the different styles, Riccarton High School has a range of sample uniform items to try.  This service is available during school hours at the main office.

Please book for a 15 minute appointment time on 03 348 5073 or email info@riccarton.school.nz

Boys uniform

Girls’ Uniform

  • Navy jersey with vertical stripe.
  • Navy cardigan with school logo.
  • Short or long-sleeved white blouse with red and blue pinstripes.
  • Short-sleeved white blouse with embroidered collar.
  • Navy skirt with double pleat and/or wrap-around skirt – worn on or just below the knee.
  • Unisex shorts or trousers.
  • Navy under the knees socks, no branding.
  • Navy ankle socks, no branding.
  • Navy or black tights.
  • Plain black leather lace-up or buckle-up T-bar leather traditional style school shoes, with rounded toes, heels, and no decorations or adornments.
  • Blue fleece-lined jacket, must have school logo.

Please click here to go to the online shop.

Boys’ Uniform

  • Navy jersey with vertical stripe.
  • Navy cardigan with school logo.
  • Short or long-sleeved white fitted shirt with red and blue pinstripes.
  • Navy or charcoal trousers.
  • Navy shorts.
  • Navy walk socks, no branding.
  • Navy suit socks, no branding.
  • Belt – black or navy leather with plain buckle.
  • Plain black leather lace-up, traditional style school shoes with black laces, rounded toes, heels, or, plain black slip-on leather with square toes, and no decorations or adornments.
  • Blue fleece-lined jacket, must have school logo.

Please click here to go to the online shop.

Physical Education and Sports Uniform (Year 9 and 10)

  • Clean non-marking sports shoes.
  • Blue and red V-neck t-shirt with white piping.
  • Blue and red sports shorts with white piping.
  • Navy blue tracksuit pants are optional for winter.

Please click here to go to the online shop.

Additional Clothing

  • Riccarton blazer.
  • Scarf – wool, navy with school stripe – may be purchased at the office.
  • Years 9-12 tie – blue with school crest.
  • Year 13 tie – red with school crest.
  • Navy and red school jacket with school logo.
  • Bucket/brimmed hat in school colours – no caps.

Please click here to go to the online shop.

Other Uniform Requirements for all Students

Students’ appearance should be neat, tidy and smart.

Makeup should be minimal and discreet.

Clear or natural coloured nail polish is permitted.

Hair must be neat, clean and tidy, and of conventional colour and style. Hair ribbons, bands and bobbles should be either red, blue or white.

Male students must be clean-shaven.

The following jewellery items are permitted:

  • a watch
  • 1 or 2 studs or keepers in each ear
  • 1 Taonga or necklace
  • 1 ring

Body piercings-nose studs, lip/tongue studs and eyebrow rings are not permitted. This includes plastic retainers.

Any garment worn under school uniform must not be visible, including t-shirts and polypros. T-shirts must be white and no pattern should be visible through the shirt or blouse.

Shoes must be clean

Hoodies, sneakers or sports/skate shoes or any other non- leather shoes are not part of the school uniform. They are not to be worn to or from school, or around the school except in Physical Education classes or sporting activities.

Trousers or shorts are to be worn so that the waistband sits at the hips or waist.

Black socks are not permitted.

The school reserves the right to take action against students who do not meet these uniform standards.

If there are cultural reasons why you can’t meet our uniform regulations, your parents must make contact with the appropriate Dean. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Any items which are deemed offensive by the school will need to be removed or covered up.

There will be second-hand uniform sales in the school hall at the end of the year. Dates will be published later in the year.