Our Uniform

At Waitaki Girls’ High School, we take great pride in our attractive red and black uniform. Whenever our girls travel to other schools and events, people invariably comment to them about how smart they look in their uniform. All Waitaki girls are encouraged to keep up this tradition and we look to parents to support us in this.

Standard Uniform

Formal Uniform

  • Regulation kilt (Dress Macdonald tartan)
  • Black leather lace up shoes (conventional style)
  • Long-sleeved white blouse
  • Tie
  • Black tights or over the knee black socks
  • Blazer (compulsory from 2022)

Either full standard or full formal uniform can be worn daily to school. However for some special school events, formal uniform is compulsory for all students.

Optional Uniform Items

  • Black school jersey
  • Black school vest
  • Softshell jacket (or students may wear their own plain black jacket when cold or wet)
  • Sports bag
  • School scarf

Physical Education Uniform

  • Regulation PE/Sports tops
  • Regulation black shorts, skins, tights or tracksuit pants
  • Suitable sports footwear (must be non-marking)

Where to buy/enquire:

All uniform enquiries can be directed to uniform@waitakigirlshigh.school.nz or Mrs. Angela Slemint at (03) 434 8429 EXT 206.

The school uniform shop is open Thursdays during term time from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please note that you may prepay, on your account or at the office, for items and send your daughter to the uniform shop if required. We now accept credit card payments. A surcharge of 2% on payments will apply.

Good quality second-hand uniforms may also be bought and sold from our uniform shop.

Appearance and Standard of Dress

Students are expected to wear the correct uniform at Waitaki Girls’ High School. Students are also expected to keep themselves and their clothing clean and tidy, and to present a good image of themselves to the community.

The school reserves the right to determine whether a student’s general appearance is not in compliance with the school uniform and dress codes.


  • Hair must be a natural colour or dyed in a natural shade. Hair must be completely tied back off the face and behind the shoulders, so that students are tidy in appearance and so hair is not a distraction or a health and safety issue.


  • Jewellery a wrist watch, and two small (up to 5mm in diameter/depth) in the outer ear or small sleepers may be worn in the lower lobe only.
  • Facial piercings are not permitted.
  • Students may wear taonga as part of their uniform provided it is kept below the collar line.

Make Up

  • Make up, artificial cosmetic enhancements or nail polish are not permitted.


  • Visible tattoos are not permitted.

Uniform Procedures

  • Students must wear the correct uniform at all times. If for any reason this is not possible, students must present at the student office at the beginning of the day, where they will be issued with a loan of correct uniform items.