TAS UNIFORM AND APPEARANCE
- The official school suppliers are Bethells (The Strand) and Northland School Wear (Kamo).
- All uniform items should have the school logo.
- It is the parents' responsibility to ensure that all uniform requirements are met.
- Students who do not have correct uniform should report directly to the school office to seek a replacement item or uniform pass. A note from home is helpful in these instances.
- Second-hand clothing is available. Please check with the office.
Boys and Girls: Years 0-6
A green uniform polo shirt is required for ALL primary students. This may be worn with black shorts, skirt, track pants or trousers and a Tauraroa polar fleece. A black or white thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt.
Girls: Years 7 - 10
Black dress skirt (3 styles available). Hem length should be just above or below the knees or longer for a lavalava. Black shorts or trousers (with logo). A skirt with an elastic insert is available to order. White or black polo shirt with school logo & striped collar. A long sleeved matching colour thermal may be worn under the polo shirt. Uniform (bottle green and gold) polar fleece or school jersey. White or black socks or black tights. School jacket is optional.
Boys: Years 7 - 10
Shorts or black trousers or lavalava (with logo). White or black polo shirt with school logo & striped collar. A long sleeved matching coloured thermal may be worn under the polo shirt. Uniform (bottle green and gold) polar fleece or school jersey. Plain white or black long or short socks. School jacket is optional.
Boys and Girls: Years 11-13
As for Y7-10 with optional white uniform blouse/shirt with school logo. A leaver's jersey may be worn by Year 13 students. Year 13 students can purchase a plain bklack dress jacket (girls) or blazer (boys) from the uniform suppliers.
Plain black shoes or sandals with ankle straps. A 5cm maximum height restriction applies. NOTE: For safety reasons, the wearing of enclosed shoes is required in technology classes.
Make-up, jewellery, hair and nails
- Makeup is to be discreet and natural in appearance.
- No jewellery is to be worn, with the exception of up to a maximum of four small studs or small sleepers in ear(s) and a single discreet nose stud. Other forms of body piercing are not permitted.
- No coloured nail polish may be worn. False/fake nails may not be worn and nails are to be kept trimmed.
- Students must maintain tidy facial hair.
- Hair should not be worn covering eyes. Students may be required to tie back long hair for health and safety reasons.
- Māori taonga may be worn.
Sunhats are compulsory for all outdoor activity for students in Years 0-8 in Terms 1 and 4 and strongly recommended for all other year levels. Bottle green, wide brim or bucket style hats are available from the school. Plain black peak caps may be worn in Years 7-13.
Terms 2 and 3 cold weather clothing
In Terms 2 & 3, during periods of cold weather, students will be permitted to wear a plain black scarf or the Tauraroa Area School scarf (available from the school office). A black beanie with school logo (2 styles available) or a plain black beanie may be worn.
T-shirts and shorts or tracksuit pants are to be worn during Physical Education classes. Sneakers are to be worn when using the ‘Astro-Turf’ courts. Everyday uniform clothing is not appropriate. T-shirts that leave the shoulders and/or midriff bare, or are ‘low-cut’ are NOT acceptable. Swimming caps are recommended for students when in the swimming pool. The wearing of rash vests is encouraged.
TAS team uniforms are worn by all teams. A small rental is charged to cover laundry costs.
Clean and tidy non-uniform items may be worn. Clothing advertising alcohol, illegal substances or any messages or images inappropriate in a school setting will not be permitted. Makeup and jewellery may be worn. Any jewellery is worn at the students’ own risk. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to remove jewellery deemed inappropriate or dangerous for a particular activity or if health or safety issues arise.