School Expectations

Uniform Guidelines

The school is proud of its uniform and expects it to be worn correctly at all times. When students are in school uniform, school rules apply.

School and Physical Education Uniform Information

School Uniform Guide

Sports Uniform Information

New Sports Uniform for Students involved in Inter-School Sport

January 2019 will see the introduction of a new sports uniform for all Macleans’ teams.

We have redesigned our sports uniform so there is consistency between all sporting codes and teams. Students (present and past), coaches, and managers have been consulted in the design and style of our new uniforms.

We will introduce a hoop style in the Macleans’ colours of navy blue, white and red for all of the uniforms. Macleans College has used the three colours of blue, white and red since it first opened. The prevalence of navy blue stems from the senior uniform and formal blazer and tie that our students wear.

The full range of uniforms will be available for purchase from John Russell Schoolwear from January 2019.

All sports teams representing the school outside of Premier level will wear the hoop design with blue side panels (pictured below). We have designed the shorts to be worn for both PE and school sports teams. There is a unisex and female cut for shorts and tee-shirt. The uniform has been simplified so that one shirt and pair of shorts or skirt, can be worn for a wide range of sports.

The generic PE short (worn by the two students on the left of the picture) will be used for school PE lessons and all sports outside of Premier level (e.g. Football, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch, Volleyball, and Basketball i.e. all sports apart from rugby).

The generic tee (worn by three of the students in the picture) will be used for all sports outside of Premier level, apart from Rugby, Basketball and Netball.

Netball (pictured, second from right) will have a capped sleeve tee with velcro fasteners for bibs.

The generic skirt (worn by the two students on the right of the picture) will be used for Girls’ Hockey and Netball, and will be optional for all court based sports (e.g. tennis, badminton, table tennis).

Rugby shorts and rugby jersey will be the same colour and design as the generic uniform, but in a heavier fabric.

Students requiring knee high socks for Football and Rugby (pictured) will wear navy blue socks with a blue, white and red hoop.

Sports requiring ankle (pictured) or calf length Socks (tennis, indoor court sports, basketball, netball etc.) will wear plain white socks.

Lycra shorts (spanks shorts) can be used under the generic skirt or worn where appropriate (e.g. Athletics, Volleyball, Touch Rugby etc.)

Students in Premier teams will continue to have their uniforms supplied through the school as currently occurs.

Prices – Introductory Offer

The school is aware of the extra cost that will be placed on families with the purchase of the new sports uniforms. Students will have to purchase a new sports uniform as well as pay the fee for each sport. For this reason we have established an introductory offer that will be valid until 3 May 2019, the end of the first week of Term 2, 2019. The pricing details are in the table below. In brief, there will be a discount of $20 per item for the inter-school sports uniforms (excluding PE shorts and socks).

Uniform Item Current Retail Price incl. GST (old uniform) Introductory offer price if purchased before 3 May 2019 Retail price AFTER 3 May 2019
Generic PE Short – unisex & girls $40.00 $45.00 $45.00
Generic Tee – unisex & girls $36.00 $25.00 $45.00
Netball Tee $63.00 $40.00 $60.00
Generic Skirt $48.50 $28.50 $48.50
Lycra Short n/a $30.00 $50.00
Rugby Short $47.00 $27.00 $47.00
Rugby Jersey $87.00 $65.00 $85.00
Generic knee high Socks $15.00 $15.00 $15.00

We are sure students will find the new sports uniforms comfortable and durable. The three colours, hoop design and high quality Kooga product, will mean our students will be proud to represent their school in these uniforms.

PE Shorts

All students from years 9 to 12 will be required to wear the new PE shorts from the start of the 2019 school year. These shorts will be available from John Russell Schoolwear from late 2018 at a cost of $45.

Junior Uniform, Years 9 and 10 - Summer

Junior Girls Summer

  • Pale blue short-sleeved or long-sleeved polycotton shirt
  • Knee length navy skirt or long trousers
  • Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes with white ankle socks or brown sandals may be worn with the skirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation long trousers. These must be worn with black lace-up shoes and navy socks or tights.

Junior Boys Summer

  • Pale blue short-sleeved or long-sleeved polycotton shirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation shorts or long trousers.
  • Brown sandals or conventional black leather lace-up school shoes and navy socks.
  • Socks must be worn with garters.

Junior Uniform, Years 9 and 10 - Winter

Junior Girls Winter

  • Pale blue short-sleeved or long-sleeved polycotton shirt.
  • Knee length Macleans tartan kilt with pin.
  • Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes with white ankle socks or navy tights may be worn with the kilt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation long trousers. These must be worn with black lace-up shoes and navy socks or tights.

Junior Boys Winter

  • Pale blue short-sleeved or long-sleeved polycotton shirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation shorts or long trousers
  • Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes and navy socks.
  • Socks must be worn with garters.

Senior Uniform, Years 11, 12 and 13 - Summer

Senior Girls Summer

  • Navy and white striped short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt.
  • Knee-length navy skirt.
  • Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes with white ankle socks or brown sandals may be worn with the skirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation long trousers. These must be worn with black lace-up shoes and navy socks or tights

Senior Boys Summer

  • Navy and white striped short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation shorts or long trousers.
  • Brown Sandals or conventional black leather lace-up school shoes and navy socks.
  • Socks must be worn with garters.

Senior Uniform, Years 11, 12 and 13 - Winter

Senior Girls Winter

  • Navy and white striped short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt.
  • Navy pleated ankle-length or knee-length skirt or navy trousers.
  • Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes with navy socks or tights may be worn with the ankle-length pleated skirt.  White ankle socks or navy tights are to be worn with the knee-length navy skirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation long trousers. These must be worn with black lace-up shoes and navy socks or tights.

Senior Boys Winter

  • Navy and white striped short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirt.
  • Navy Macleans College regulation long trousers or shorts.
  • Conventional black leather lace-up school shoes and navy socks.
  • Socks must be worn with garters.

Elements of the Uniform Available to All Students

Shoes

Shoes must be conventional hard black leather lace up school shoes with a heel between 1cm and 1.5cm. Casual black shoes or sneakers may not be worn.

Jersey

The school jersey is a navy blue, v-necked, long sleeved jersey with the college emblem on the upper left front. An optional variation on the jersey is a sleeveless version.

Girls may wear a navy zipped cardigan.

Physical Education Uniform

All students wear royal blue shorts and polo shirts in house colours.

After enrolment and placement in a house, Year 9 students and new students can purchase polo shirts in the appropriate house colour.

Jackets and Scarves

The school uniform jacket and scarf (terms 2 and 3 only) may be worn to and from and around school, but not inside the school buildings.

The school uniform jacket is the only jacket that may be worn.

The school uniform scarf is the only scarf that may be worn and it may be worn in terms 2 and 3.

A navy school raincoat may be worn to and from school.

School Uniform Shoes

Blazer and Tie

Senior students are encouraged to wear the school blazer and tie with the winter uniform.

School Cap

A school cap is available from the school shop and is encouraged to be worn for protection from the sun.

Tattoos

Tattoos cannot be visible including during physical education.

Summary of Garment Options

  • All students may wear Macleans College navy regulation trousers, with a plain blue or black belt and conventional black leather lace-up school shoes and navy socks.
  • All boys may wear navy tailored shorts with a plain blue or black belt.
  • All girls may wear the navy zippered cardigan.
  • All senior students have the option of wearing any combination of summer and winter uniform throughout the year, but sandals are not to be worn during the winter uniform period or with the ankle-length skirt or trousers.
  • A navy Macleans College raincoat is also available and is to be worn to and from school only.

Stockists

New Uniforms

Boys’ and girls’ uniforms for all year levels can be purchased online or in-store from John Russell Menswear in Moore St, Howick.

Second Hand Uniforms

Second-hand uniforms can be purchased from the school shop which is located next to the Health Centre.

The Uniform Shop is open during the term at the following times;

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
  • Every first Saturday of the month 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

The Uniform Shop is a facility for the use of parents and students to sell and purchase good quality second hand school uniforms.

For more details follow this link to the Uniform Shop

Uniform Guidelines

Correct official uniform is required for:

  • Attendance at school
  • Travelling to and from school
  • Attendance at school functions away from school (sports tours, cultural and social visits)

Incorrect uniform, or a mixture of school uniform, sports gear and civilian clothes, is not acceptable in the street.

After school, particularly after a sports practice, students may either change into correct uniform, or go home in sports gear.

Students not in the correct uniform are required to have a note from home explaining the reason for the discrepancy and the note is to be handed to the House Leader for approval no later than 9.00 am on the day concerned.

All items of the uniform should be clearly labelled with the student’s name and house.

Hair

Students are expected to wear their hair styled in a reasonably conventional way. Hair must be kept tidy throughout the normal activities of a school day.

Unnatural colours, or extreme colouring, or streaks and patches of colour, are not permitted.

Girls' hair must not hang below the shoulders and must be clear of the face and eyes.

Plain red, white or blue ribbons and clips may be worn by girls to contain the hair. Plain clips or bands may also be worn in colours that match the natural hair colour. Long hair must be tied up or back.

Boys' hair must be well clear of the face and not below the top edge of the collar.

Boys may not wear their hair tied up or back. The fringe should be short enough so that the hair is kept out of his eyes when combed straight down.

Extreme hairstyles including, but not restricted to, Mohawk, Afro, shaved patterns, shaved hair styles, braided hair, are not permitted.

Sideboards may not extend beyond the earlobe.

Boys must be clean shaven.

Makeup

Students may not wear makeup of any kind. Nail polish, if worn, must be colourless.

The use of sunblock is encouraged, especially for summer outdoor activities. Sunblock is available at the school.

Jewellery

A wristwatch may be worn. Students may not wear chains or necklaces around the neck.

Girls with pierced ears may wear one matching pair of small, plain, silver or gold, unobtrusive studs in the lower part of each earlobe.

Boys are not permitted to wear jewellery other than a watch.

Girls' Skirts

Junior girls’ skirts and kilts and senior girls’ short skirts are to be knee length, i.e no shorter than 5 cms from the ground when kneeling.

Seniors have the option of an ankle length pleated or slim-line mid-calf length skirt. Correct navy blue socks or tights must be worn.  White ankle socks or navy tights are to be worn with the knee-length navy skirt.