Te whakaurunga |Enrolment

Our Uniform

The Darfield High School Board of Trustees requires students from Year 7 to Year 12 to wear regulation uniform. Year 13 students wear tidy non-uniform (see guidelines below). Uniform creates a good public image and provides a neat standard of dress for all students. We encourage students to take pride in their appearance and ask that parents support the school in ensuring that their children wear regulation uniform, are maintained in a neat and clean standard, and have clothing clearly named.

Uniform Regulations

Years 7 to 12

Hair – Must be neat and clean. Extreme styles or colours are not permitted.
Jewellery – The only jewellery permitted is a wristwatch and one plain silver or gold stud per ear.
Makeup – Is not permitted for Years 7-12 students.
Clean Shaven – Male students, at all levels, are to be clean-shaven at all times.
Undergarments – Must not show at the open neck of shirts or above the waistband of trousers or shorts.
Beanie/cap/scarf – May be worn outside but not inside school buildings.

Years 13 Guidelines

Key considerations:

  • The desire for a high standard of dress through providing guidelines for an appropriate standard of dress
  • Year 13 demonstrates leadership in action and appearance
  • Allowing some choice in recognition of senior role in school

The normal day wear for Year 13 students is either school uniform or very tidy non-uniform. Year 13 students are the student leaders in the school and their standard of dress should be equivalent to the formality of the normal school uniform. It is expected that students who represent the school at formal events will wear a school blazer or a formal black blazer.

Very Tidy Non-Uniform Appropriate Non-Uniform Not permitted
Shorts or trousers with zipping fly Clean, tidy, and in good condition Sportswear: sports shoes, track pants, sports shorts, rugby jerseys
Skirts or dresses Modest (i.e. all clothing should cover from shoulder to mid-thigh – no midriff showing) Beachwear
Collared shirt or blouse Boys should be clean-shaven T-Shirts or singlets
Blazer, jersey, cardigan, jacket Jewellery (no visible piercings, except in ears) and make-up should not be excessive Hoodies or sweatshirts
Rain jacket Appropriate to situations (e.g., for health and safety reasons, covered footwear is to be worn in Science Labs, Food and Nutrition Room, and Design Technology Rooms)
Tie for formal occasions, e.g. Prize Giving, Assemblies during Terms 2 and 3 Any words, logos, or images must be appropriate for the school situation, e.g. no alcohol or drug connotations or offensive language Extreme hair styles
Students should bring a change of clothes when required for sports activities

If unsure if an item is permitted, please check with the school in advance of wearing an item to school.

Girls Uniform

Blazer – Darfield High School Girls’ Blazer
Gym Dress – Darfield High School gym dress. The gym dress should not be worn above the knee or down to the ankle. The acceptable length is mid-calf.
Shorts -Tailored navy shorts
Blouse – Long or short-sleeved chambray blue viscose blend blouse embroidered with school crest. Short-sleeved blouses are not to be worn with long-sleeved thermals
Tie – School Tie
Socks – Black knee length
Black Tights – May be worn only with the gym dress
Shoes – Plain flat-soled black polished leather lace-up t-bars or d-bars
Sandals – Plain flat-soled black leather (must not tie or strap up above the ankle)
Jersey – Maroon knit jersey with navy edging and crest
Anorak – A plain navy or black jacket with a zip front. Must be showerproof
School Scarf – School style
Sports Cap – Navy and maroon with crest
Bucket Hat – Navy with crest
Sunhat – Wide-brimmed with crest
Polar fleece Beanie – Navy beanie with crest

Boys Uniform

Blazer – Darfield High School Boys’ Blazer
Shirt – Long or short-sleeved chambray blue viscose-blend shirt, embroidered with crest. Short-sleeved shirts are not to be worn with long-sleeved thermals.
Tie – School Tie
Trousers – Dark navy trousers
Shorts – Tailored navy shorts (polyviscose/summer-weight)
Shorts – Tailored navy shorts (woolen/winter-weight)
Jersey – Maroon knit jersey with navy edging and crest
Socks – Black knee length
Shoes – Plain, black polished leather lace-up or slip-on
Sandals – Plain, flat-soled black leather
Anorak – A plain navy or black jacket with a zip front. Must be shower-proof
School Scarf – Darfield High School style
Sports Cap – Navy and maroon with crest
Bucket Hat – Navy with crest
Sunhat – Wide-brimmed with crest
Polar Fleece Beanie – Navy beanie with crest