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Students are expected and encouraged to take pride in their general appearance and promote a positive image of Ramarama School. All students need to be responsible and follow these guidelines, particularly when they are representing Ramarama School in the wider community.

The school uniform will be worn by all students to and from school, while attending school and when representing our school in the wider community. Students are expected to present themselves in a clean and tidy manner at all times. Uniform items are also to be clean, tidy and in good repair.

The following uniform items are to be purchased from the uniform shop:

  • burgundy polo shirt with Ramarama emblem
  • school PE t-shirt- this can be worn during term 1 and term 4
  • navy shorts with burgundy side seam stitching
  • navy skort with burgundy seam stitching.

The following uniform items are optional:

  • navy polar fleece zip jacket with Ramarama emblem
  • plain navy sports shorts for PE or sports days
  • plain navy or plain black long or short sleeved thermal may be worn under the burgundy polo shirt
  • Plain navy tracksuit pants
  • awhina t-shirts can be worn on Friday each week or on selected sports days.

Hats are not to be worn in class or during formal assembly, and are compulsory in terms 1 and 4.

Footwear is black or navy sandals, appropriate black or navy shoes, or predominantly black sport shoes. These are to be worn with either plain black socks or tights, plain navy socks or tights, or plain white socks. Footless tights and knee length socks are not permitted.

  • No platform, high heeled shoes, or jandals are to be worn.
  • Gumboots may be brought to school for selected events but must not be worn in the classrooms.

Accessories

  • Earrings are to be limited to one matching earring per ear, of either a stud, or sleeper style. A wrist watch is also permitted.
  • Fashion adornments including other piercings, jewellery, makeup, false nails, nail polish, tattoos and temporary transfers are not to be worn while in school uniform.
  • Hair accessories are to be kept within the school uniform colour range, i.e. burgundy, navy, or black.

Exemptions

Where students are not able to wear the school uniform due to unforeseen circumstances, a daily letter of explanation from the parent or caregiver addressed to their teacher is required.

  • Exemptions will be considered for cultural and religious reasons on written application to the principal.
  • If the school has any concerns regarding a student’s uniform, hair, jewellery, or footwear, the principal will discuss this with the student and their parents/guardians. If a resolution is unable to be reached, the matter may be referred to the board by either party.