School Uniform

School Uniform

Why do we have a uniform?

The Board Of Trustees, through its community consultation, asked several years ago if the introduction of a school uniform was desirable and the response was overwhelmingly in favour. All students are expected to wear the School Uniform to Carterton School. 

Our school uniform maintains our identity as a kura and keeps us united as one. The uniform has been designed to be easily recognisable as Carterton School while out and about in public spaces whilst also maintaining some individuality with students and whanau having a choice of pants, shorts, skirt or skort. 

All items of clothing must be named. Please check this often as names wear off. This helps to return items to the owner quicker.

What is the Carterton School uniform?

Green school embroidered short sleeve polo for Yrs 0-6.
Navy & Green school embroidered short sleeve polo for Years 7 and 8.
A navy blue undershirt is permitted in cold weather or for sun protection.

Navy blue shorts/pants/culottes/skirt-any navy blue item can be worn except jeans. No visible labels are allowed.

Jersey, Vests and Jackets:
Navy blue school embroidered polar fleece or vest.
A senior (Year 7 and 8) hoodie is also available, but not compulsory.
Jackets may be worn in the rain or cold weather. Navy is preferred.

Any black footwear except high heels, long boots and jandals. Black or navy socks.

Navy blue wide brimmed or bucket style sunhat
(Compulsory in Terms 1 & 4) – no caps.

Lost Property:

Lost Property is located in the school office. Please check here if your child is missing any items. Named items will be returned to your child during class time. Some classrooms also have their own lost property containers.

Where do I buy the uniform?

New Uniform

The uniform can be purchased from New Zealand Uniforms, 3 Albert Street, Masterton or shop online.

If you feel you may need help in purchasing uniforms then you may be eligible for Work and Income NZ (WINZ) assistance. You can contact WINZ by phoning Masterton 06 946 0088 or visiting the Masterton Office in Lincoln Road.

2nd Hand Uniform

Good second-hand uniforms are available through the PTA 2nd Hand Uniform Shop.  The shop is onsite in the old Dental Clinic building next to the hall. Opening hours vary - check our Facebook page, newsletter or get in touch via to request a time to view the shop.

Additionally, some uniform may be found at the local op shops in Carterton.

Can I buy uniform items from other places?

You can buy the navy blue shorts/pants etc anywhere, but the navy blue polar fleece and the green polo shirt must be purchased from New Zealand Uniforms or via our 2nd Hand Shop.  These are embroidered with Carterton School Logo.

What happens on sport days?

The school uniform will be worn for P.E. and school based sport, but children and teams representing the school will be allocated a green sports top.

What about jewellery?

A wristwatch, medical bracelet and small unobtrusive ear studs are permitted, but other jewellery is not to be worn.
Nail polish and make-up are not to be worn.