Uniform

The school has a compulsory school uniform.  It also has a physical education uniform which is compulsory for students in Years 7 and above.

Purchasing the uniform

All items of our school uniform (except shoes, scarves, gloves and Y1-Y6 socks/tights) are sold from the uniform shop in the school administration building. The uniform shop, located by the student counter, is open between 8.30am and 12:30pm each weekday during term time.

Prior to the start of the 2018 school year, the uniform shop will be open at the following times: 8.30am-1pm from Monday 29th January. To avoid lengthy delays at this busy time of year we have introduced an appointment system. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment.

Please note that pinafores for Y1-6 girls are made to order and may take up to four weeks to be supplied.

Download uniform price list (3 pages)

Years one to six uniform

Either summer or winter uniform can be worn at any stage in the year but not a mixture of both.

Y1-6 uniform options worn correctly minus short pants

Above (from left): regulation navy blue pinafore worn with regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt, navy blue tights and black leather-look shoes; regulation navy blue skort worn with regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt, navy blue tights and black leather-look shoes; regulation navy blue trousers worn with regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt, navy blue socks, black leather-look shoes and regulation maroon zip-up polar fleece jacket.

Years one-six summer boys' uniform
  • Regulation maroon short sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue shorts
  • Black sandals (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles)
Years one-six winter boys' uniform
  • Regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue trousers
  • Navy blue socks
  • Black leather or leather look shoes (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles, canvas not permitted)
Years one-six summer girls' uniform
  • Regulation maroon short sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue shorts or navy blue skort
  • Black sandals (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles)
or
  • Regulation maroon short sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue pinafore
  • Black sandals (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles)
Years one-six winter girls' uniform
  • Regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue trousers
  • Navy blue socks
  • Black leather or leather look shoes (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles, canvas not permitted)
or
  • Regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue skort
  • Navy blue tights or knee high socks or over-the-knee socks
  • Black leather or leather look shoes (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles, canvas not permitted)
or
  • Regulation maroon long sleeved polo shirt
  • Regulation navy blue pinafore
  • Navy blue tights or knee high socks or over-the-knee socks
  • Black leather or leather look shoes (no other colours are allowed on the shoes or soles, canvas not permitted)
Additions which may be worn
  • Regulation maroon zip up polar fleece jacket
  • Plain black rain coat (worn outside the classroom only). CCS monogrammed jackets available from the uniform shop
  • Plain navy blue or black gloves and/or scarves
  • Navy bucket hat in summer
  • Hair ties - navy or maroon only

Years 7-13 school uniform (includes optional dress uniform Y11-13)

Our school uniform is our unique symbol and represents our core values of Respect and Diligence. The manner in which our young people present themselves for school reflects their sense of pride and engagement with the school community. Our standard of dress contributes to the reputation of our school, the maintenance of which is the responsibility of every student.

Exceptions are not permitted unless a medical note is received by the Assistant Principal. If students are poorly or incorrectly dressed their parents may be asked to collect their child and rectify it.

Regulation items are to be purchased from the school uniform shop. Variations are not acceptable. Shoes are not available at the uniform shop but examples of acceptable shoes are given in the photos at the bottom of this page.

Y6-10 uniform - boys and girls

Above: Year 7-13 boys' uniform including regulation navy blue shorts, regulation long sleeved white shirt, regulation maroon jersey, regulation navy blue socks and plain black leather lace-up shoes; Year 7-13 girls' uniform including regulation navy blue skirt, regulation long sleeve white blouse, regulation maroon cardigan, regulation navy blue socks and plain black leather lace-up or buckle shoes.

Years seven - ten girls' uniform (Summer and Winter)
  • Regulation navy blue skirt (length to be knee length or longer).
  • Regulation long or short sleeve blouse.
  • Girls may wear garments underneath their blouse provided it cannot be seen and is white.
  • Regulation maroon cardigan.
  • Plain black roman sandals or black leather lace-up shoes (or black leather buckle shoes; see photos below) with regulation navy blue opaque tights (or regulation navy socks).
Years seven - ten boys' uniform (Summer and Winter)
  • Regulation navy blue shorts.
  • Regulation long or short sleeve white shirt.
  • Regulation maroon jersey.
  • Plain black Roman sandals or plain black leather lace-up shoes with regulation navy socks (see photo below).
Years eleven - thirteen girls' uniform 
  • Regulation navy blue skirt (length to be knee length or longer).
  • Regulation long or short sleeve blouse.
  • Girls may wear garments underneath their blouse provided it cannot be seen and is white.
  • Regulation maroon cardigan.
  • Plain black roman sandals

       or

  • Regulation navy blue skirt (length to be knee length or longer).
  • Regulation long or short sleeve blouse.
  • Girls may wear garments underneath their blouse provided it cannot be seen and is white.
  • Regulation maroon cardigan.
  • Plain black leather lace-up shoes or black leather buckle shoes (see photos below) with regulation navy blue opaque tights (or regulation navy socks).

      or senior girls' dress uniform (pictured below right)

  • Regulation navy blue skirt (length to be knee length or longer).
  • Regulation long or short sleeve blouse and regulation tie.
  • Regulation blazer.
  • Girls may wear garments underneath their blouse provided it cannot be seen and is white.
  • Black leather lace-up shoes (or black leather buckle shoes; see photos below) with regulation navy blue opaque tights (or regulation navy socks).
    Senior Uniform
Years eleven - thirteen boys' uniform 
  • Regulation navy blue shorts.
  • Regulation short sleeve white shirt.
  • Regulation maroon jersey.
  • Plain black Roman sandals or plain black leather lace-up shoes with regulation navy socks (see photo below).
       or
  • Regulation navy blue trousers.
  • Regulation long sleeve white shirt and regulation tie.
  • Regulation maroon jersey.
  • Plain black leather lace-up shoes with regulation navy socks (see photo below).

      or senior boys' dress uniform (pictured right)

  • Regulation navy blue trousers (with optional black belt).
  • Regulation long sleeve white shirt and regulation tie.
  • Regulation blazer.
  • Plain black leather lace-up shoes with black or navy socks (see photo below). 
Physical education uniform
  • Regulation maroon and white shirt.
  • Regulation navy blue shorts.
  • Students must wear suitable footwear for physical activity.
Optional for both genders
  • Plain black raincoat or jacket (there is a recommended black jacket that can be purchased from the uniform shop).
  • Plain navy or black scarves and/or gloves.
  • Regulation blue school cap or bucket hat.
General dress code
  • One watch and a single stud type earring in each ear will be the only jewellery allowed.
  • No other visible body piercing is allowed.
  • Hairstyles must be clean, neat and tidy. What is deemed to be clean, neat and tidy is at the discretion of the Assistant Principal.
  • No outrageous hairstyles are permitted, e.g. mohawks, rats tails etc (occasional exceptions may be allowed for cultural reasons at the discretion of the Assistant Principal).
  • Hair ties and headbands should be maroon, navy, white or black.
  • Only natural hair colouring is permitted. This is at the discretion of the Assistant Principal.
  • Boys must be clean shaven. Beards, moustaches, goaties or excessive sideboards are not permitted.
  • No tattoos are to be worn including imitation tattoos.
  • Makeup and nail polish may be worn in years 7-13 provided this looks natural (this allows students struggling with the changes associated with puberty to maintain a good self-concept). This is at the discretion of the Assistant Principal.
  • Excessive makeup is not permitted and the general rule of thumb is that if it can be clearly seen across the room then it is too much.
  • A good standard of cleanliness is required and all students are expected to be neatly dressed.
  • Exceptions to this dress code, e.g. medic alert bracelets or podiatrist prescribed footwear, may be made at the discretion of the appropriate Assistant Principal. Parents should contact the Assistant Principal to discuss any such requirements.
General points
  • Black leather shoes are required for practical science lessons in the laboratory, on the Manawatu College bus and the Monrad Intermediate buses. Students will be notified when required.
  • In class footwear must be worn. This is so the students look smart.
  • Out of class footwear must be on also; however, if the students are on the sports field this is optional.
  • To and from the school gates: all students must wear their footwear.
  • Jackets, hats, gloves and scarves are not permitted to be worn indoors.
Examples of appropriate footwear
Roman sandalsRoman sandals

 

Girls' leather shoes

Girls leather shoes

 

Boys' leather shoes

Boys leather shoes

 

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Cornerstone Christian School
119 Mihaere Drive
Palmerston North 4414
New Zealand