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General Information

Enrolment

In Zone:

  • Parents / Whānau and students are requested to make an appointment to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team prior to enrolment. 
  • Please bring a birth certificate or passport to the meeting and a copy of the latest school report. 
  • Before an enrolment is accepted, we contact the previous school to support each student’s transition and to ensure the student is placed in the right course for learning.

 

Out of Zone:

  • Every year we accept a limited number of out of zone enrolments. 
  • Refer to the map below for the Hauraki Plains College enrolment zone. 
  • The ballot for out of zone enrolments for 2022 closes on 1 September 2021.
  • For further information or for a visit to the school, contact the Principal Ngaire Harris; email principal@haurakiplains.school.nz

Stationery:

Stationery is available online through the ‘Back to school’ programme through Officemax  www.myschool.co.nz

The Hauraki Plains College uniform is available to purchase from Argyle Schoolwear online, go to www.argyleonline.co.nz and select Hauraki Plains College under Shop ArgyleOnLine.

Hapu shirts, PE/sport shorts and two options of summer footware will be available through NZ Uniforms www.nzuniforms.com. These are high quality black roman sandals or McKinlays safari sandals.

Argyle's Orders can be made at any time and there is a 24/7 customer service available via phone 0800 110 059 or the online Answer Bot (click the help button on the bottom right of the page). Argyle’s live chat team are also available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

To find the correct size, measure your child following the online size guide. Compare the measurements with the corresponding size chart online. Check out the FAQ page to find out about ordering online, payment options, sizing, delivery and returns.

General Expectations: Wear our uniform with pride. 

HPC expects students to maintain a high standard of dress and personal presentation at all times, including a clean, tidy and correct uniform as a condition of attendance which is agreed upon at enrolment.

Any variations to the uniform code must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

The standard for clean, tidy and correct uniform, including hair and grooming, is determined by the Senior Leadership Team.

Girls’ skirts must be mid-calf length i.e. midway between ankle and knee. Students will be required to adjust the hem or replace skirts which are shorter than this.

Students are encouraged to wear the uniform cap during the summer months. No other hats, sports hats or beanies are permitted and the college cap must be worn correctly.

The standard HPC jacket is the only jacket allowed. Passes will not be issued for any other jackets. For additional warmth in winter, it is recommended that all students wear extra layers of clothing; however, these must be white or black depending on the colour of the shirt/blouse and must not be visible.

During the summer months, all students wear the prescribed black Roman sandals or McKinlays safari sandals as indicated by the school’s online uniform provider. During winter, only black leather, low heel, standard lace up school shoes are accepted.

Photos of students who are not in correct uniform including sports uniforms will not be published or posted in any school communication.

Taonga,  Tā Moko and Korowai

Tangata Whenua, that is rangatahi of Māori ancestry, are afforded the right under Te Tiriti to wear a Taonga of cultural significance in the form of a traditional Māori neck pendant with school uniform and visible Tā Moko.

The Taonga must be of greenstone or bone and may be worn tucked in close to the heart or on the outside lower than the vee of the shirt or jersey.  Taonga must be tucked in or removed for health and safety reasons in PE, sports and workshop classes.

To protect the integrity of Taonga and Tā Moko, a register will be kept by the  school and if needed, clarification will be sought by the designated te pouarahi (Māori leader).

A korowai of cultural significance may be worn at special formal occasions such as awards ceremonies, formal prize givings and graduation.

Other Items of Cultural, Spiritual or Sentimental Value and Jewellery

The only jewellery students may wear is one plain silver or gold stud in each ear. Nose or other facial studs are not permitted including clear studs and spacers.

Students (other than rangatahi of Māori ancestry) may wear a pendant if it has significant cultural, spiritual or sentimental value. This must be worn tucked inside the shirt and not visible. A register will be kept of pendants of cultural, spiritual or sentimental significance. Tattoos must be covered.

Badges earned at school or a school related event (RMK badges, Blues and Leadership badges) may be worn with school uniform.

Hair and Makeup

Natural is a key word when it comes to hair, makeup and fingernails.

Hair must be clean, neat and tidy and styled in a reasonably conventional manner including natural hair colourings.  Hair must be kept out of students’ eyes and long hair (i.e. over the eye brows or touching the collar) must be tied back at all times.

Girls are permitted to wear natural looking makeup only. Finger nails and eye lashes must also be of a natural look.

Boys must be clean shaven.

Number Ones (dress uniform) and Special Occasions

Our ‘number ones’ are our highest expression of our collective identity as a school and reserved for student leaders and sports teams. See further down for more information on these.

Physical Education, Sports and Cultural Uniforms

The PE uniform consists of a Hapu shirt and plain black HPC shorts (no touch or league shorts) and suitable footwear (sports, running or court shoes)

All Sports and Cultural uniforms must be approved by the Board or the Sports Executive on behalf of the Board.

The Sports Executive determines the uniform to be worn before, during and after sporting events.

Uniform Items:

All items such as girls skirts and boys trousers are of a particular style and colour and are available through our online uniform supplier Argyle Schoolwear. Substitute items are not permitted.

Junior Girls Uniform: Years 9, 10, 11

Summer

  1. HPC checked skirt (year round use)
  2. White short-sleeved shirt with HPC monogram and black tie
  3. Black roman or McKinlays sandals (standard school-type only)
  4. Red HPC jersey
  5. Black HPC regulation cap (No other hats acceptable)
  6. New style HPC black jacket only

Winter

  1. HPC checked skirt (year round use)
  2. White short-sleeved shirt with HPC monogram and black tie
  3. Black leather lace-up standard / regular school shoes. Low heeled (must have distinct heel), maximum 5 cm, no sports shoes
  4. Black pantyhose
  5. Red HPC jersey
  6. Black and white HPC scarf (optional). No other scarves acceptable.
  7. Plain black woollen gloves are permissible
  8. New style HPC black jacket only

Senior Girls Uniform: Years 12, 13

Summer

  1. HPC grey skirt (year round use)
  2. Grey striped short-sleeved shirt with HPC monogram and black tie
  3. Black HPC jersey
  4. Black roman or McKinlays sandals (standard school-type only)
  5. Black HPC blazer (optional)
  6. New style HPC black jacket only
  7. Black HPC regulation cap (No other hats acceptable)

Winter

  1. HPC grey skirt (year round use)
  2. Grey striped short-sleeved shirt with HPC monogram and black tie
  3. Black HPC jersey
  4. Black leather lace-up standard / regular school shoes. Low heeled (must have distinct heel), maximum 5 cm, no sports shoes
  5. Black pantyhose
  6. Black HPC blazer (optional)
  7. New style HPC black jacket only
  8. Black and white HPC scarf (optional). No other scarves acceptable
  9. Plain black woollen gloves are permissible

Junior Boys Uniform: Years 9, 10, 11

Summer

  1. Black short-sleeved polo shirt with HPC monogram
  2. Grey HPC shorts
  3. Black roman or McKinlays sandals (standard school-type only)
  4. Grey HPC jersey
  5. Black HPC regulation cap (No other hats acceptable)
  6. New style HPC black jacket only

Winter

  1. Black short-sleeved polo shirt with HPC monogram
  2. Grey HPC shorts, or long grey trousers (optional)
  3. Grey HPC jersey
  4. Black leather lace-up standard / regular school shoes. Low heeled (must have distinct heel), maximum 5 cm, no sports shoes
  5. Long grey socks (standard HPC uniform only)
  6. HPC scarf
  7. Plain black woollen gloves are permissible
  8. New style HPC black jacket only

Senior Boys Uniform: Years 12, 13

Summer

  1. Grey striped shirt with HPC monogram
  2. Grey HPC shorts
  3. Black HPC jersey
  4. Black roman or McKinlays sandals (standard school-type only)
  5. Black HPC regulation cap (No other hats acceptable)
  6. Black HPC blazer (optional)
  7. New style HPC black jacket only

Winter

  1. Grey striped shirt with HPC monogram
  2. Grey HPC shorts, or long grey trousers (optional)
  3. HPC tie, worn with long trousers (shirt must be tucked in)
  4. Black leather lace-up standard / regular school shoes. Low heeled (must have distinct heel), maximum 5 cm, no sports shoes
  5. Long grey socks (standard HPC uniform only)
  6. Black HPC jersey
  7. Black HPC blazer (optional)
  8. HPC scarf (optional).No other scarves acceptable
  9. Plain black woollen gloves are permissible
  10. New style HPC black jacket only

Number One Dress Uniform:

‘Number ones’ are worn whenever students represent the College, including sports and cultural events and formal occasions such as prizegivings.  ‘Number ones’ may be hired through the Hub.

Boys: Long grey trousers, long sleeved white shirt, college tie, college blazer (not jacket), black standard school shoes

Girls: Senior skirt, college girls blouse, college blazer (not jacket), black standard school shoes.

All team uniforms must be approved by the Principal. We endeavour to keep additional costs to a minimum, making maximum use of college standard uniform items.

Note: any changes to the school uniform must be approved by the Board of Trustees and communicated via newsletter and HPC Facebook page.

Hauraki Plains College