School Uniform

The official school suppliers are DD GOLD (Kaitaia, Kerikeri) for everyday uniform and Paladin Sports for Sports and Recreation uniforms. These items are only ordered through the stores not  at the school office and you can order online on the DD Gold website

All uniform items have the school logo (exceptions in Primary). The parents are responsible for ensuring that all uniform requirements are met. Second-hand clothing is available. Please check with the office.

Students who do not have the correct uniform should report directly to their whanau teacher with a note explaining their situation and get a uniform pass. A note from home is essential in these instances.

You can also apply for funding for school uniforms through the JR McKenzie Fund. Follow the link to apply to the JR McKenzie Fund, or visit the front office and collect the pamphlet. 


A green uniform polo shirt with black pants is required for ALL primary students. A green zipped polar fleece can be purchased from DD Gold. A plain, black thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt.

Black dress skirt of length just above or below the knees; black shorts or trousers. Green Polo shirt with school logo. A plain, black thermal top may be worn underneath the polo shirt. A black jersey or jacket with school logo can be worn. At this stage there is no official PE uniform but tidy mufti suitable for PE is recommended.

Black dress skirt of knee length; black shorts or trousers. Dark grey shirt with school logo or dark grey long-sleeved shirt with school logo. School hoodie or school uniform jacket.

Black shorts or trousers. Dark grey short sleeve shirt with logo or long sleeve shirt with logo. School hoodie or school uniform jacket. 

Black caps available from DD Gold or school office

Sunhats should be worn for all outdoor activities for students in Years 0-8 in Terms 1 and 4 and are strongly recommended for all other year levels. Years  0 – 6 black bucket hat with school logo. Years 7 – 13 black cap with school logo only. All other hats are not allowed.

Footwear requirements:

  • Black shoes (some white detail allowed)
  • Black ankle socks


  • Black sandals (must have ankle heel strap)

Please note that Croc’s are not classed as suitable

T-shirts and shorts or tracksuit pants are to be worn during Physical Education classes. Sneakers are to be worn when inside the gym. Everyday uniform clothing is not appropriate. T-shirts that leave the shoulders and/or midriff bare, or are ‘low-cut’ are NOT acceptable.

Swimming caps are recommended for students when in the swimming pool. The wearing of rash vests or shirts is encouraged. No cotton tee shirts are to be worn in the pool.

TAS team uniforms are worn by all teams. Students have the opportunity to purchase customised basketball singlets at their own cost. Other uniforms will be supplied by the school. Elite sports teams have been allowed a school hoodie which is being consulted on to be made available school wide in a possible variation on the sports hoodie.

Taipa Area School students must have hair that is clean, neat and tidy and avoid extreme hairstyles and colours (this will be at the discretion of the Principal).

Jewellery & make-up
No jewellery is to be worn, with the exception of a single pair of small studs in ear(s). Other forms of body piercing are not permitted.

Makeup must be discreet and natural in appearance.

No coloured nail polish is to be worn nor any false/fake nails. Nails are to be kept trimmed to a short length for reasons of safety and hygiene.

Young men are expected to be clean shaven.

Clean and tidy mufti may be worn. Clothing advertising alcohol, illegal substances or any messages or images inappropriate in a school setting will not be permitted. Makeup and jewellery may be worn on mufti days.  Any jewellery worn is done at the students’ own risk. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to remove jewellery deemed inappropriate or dangerous for a particular activity or if health or safety issues arise.