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.

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 Summer Uniform

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.
Junior Winter Uniform

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 Summer Uniform

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 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.
Senior Winter Uniform

Physical Education Uniform

Pe Uniform

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.