In 2019 we introduced the updated Papatoetoe High School uniform. In 2020 years 9, 10 and 13 students are required to be in the new uniform and from 2021 all students are expected to wear the new uniform.
The following uniform requirements remain unchanged:
Regulation brand in highland red with school crest.
Regulation brand black with school crest.
Plain brown or black sandals (with heel strap) or plain black low-heeled, flat-soled school shoes. Unacceptable footwear are boots (defined as covering the ankle) of any kind, sports shoes and platform soles.
The school jacket is available from the school uniform suppliers.
A regulation hat is available.
Plain red or black scarf or school scarf.
The following only may be worn:
A single plain ring worn on a finger with no stone and no sharp edges.
A single plain necklace may be worn and must be hidden from view.
One pair of plain ear-studs (one stud per ear).
Undergarments are not to be visible.
Plain mid-grey, black or white socks.
Black or flesh coloured pantyhose or winter tights may be worn instead of socks.
Hair may be tied back with an inconspicuous black hair tie or clip.
Plain black or brown belt.
Physical Education Uniform:
A change of clothes suitable for wearing during physical education activities is required.
New uniform options
Regulation grey shirt - short or long sleeve, with school logo and customised collar. A plain white or light grey short-sleeved T-shirt with a round neck may be worn under the shirt. Shirts can be worn untucked but must be tucked in when wearing a jersey.
Regulation long or short skirt of the colour, material and style as specified by the school.
Regulation dark grey shorts or trousers of the colour, material and style as specified by the school.
Regulation lava lava of the colour, material and style as specified by the school.
The new uniform also includes a regulation white striped shirt – short or long sleeve with school logo, which is available for wear only by year 13 students. A plain white or light grey short-sleeved T-shirt with a round neck may be worn under the shirt. Shirts can be worn untucked but must be tucked in when wearing a jersey.
SAS The Uniform Shoppe, 1 Ronwood Ave, Manukau.
Frequently asked questions about change to new uniform:
Are there different uniform items for boys and girls?
Our uniform is gender neutral, as in students can wear whatever item they feel most comfortable in.
What about head scarves and turbans?
It is our preference that head scarves and turbans be the school colours.
Why can’t Year 13 wear mufti anymore?
The Board of Trustees and the School Senior Leadership Team, having considered the feedback received, decided that the year 13 students will be in school uniform from 2019 onwards.
What about 2021 onwards?
In 2021 all students will be expected to wear the new uniform.