Uniform is compulsory for all students at Twizel Area School and should be clean, tidy and in good condition. When items are outside of this description, the school will endeavour to provide a suitable item until a replacement can be sourced (please wash and return). If a suitable item cannot be found in our stores, the office will make contact with home to replace/renew the item.School uniform items are available for purchase on line twizelareaschool.nzuniforms.com from which families select Primary (Y1-6), Middle (Y7-10) and Senior (Y11-13) as appropriate, then mix and match as they like. In Years 1-6 sunhats are a compulsory item. In Years 7 and above the PE uniform, available from NZ Uniforms, is required.Years 1-6Any school suitable shoes, plain black or white socks (black stockings can be worn in winter), plain navy bottoms (e.g. shorts, skort, skirt, pants, trackpants etc) with no contrasting logos,TAS junior school top, TAS fleece/merino.Years 7-10Plain black shoes (e.g. no contrasting logos), banded school socks, plain black/white socks (black stockings can be worn in winter), formal plain black bottoms (e.g. shorts, skort, skirt, pants) or kilt/check skirt,TAS grey middle school top or white shirt (tucked in), maroon TAS jersey.Years 11-13Plain black shoes (e.g. no contrasting logos), banded school socks, plain white socks (black/navy stockings can be worn in winter), plain black bottoms (e.g. shorts, pants) or kilt/check skirt, white shirt (tucked in), tie if wearing shorts/pants, black TAS jersey, TAS school blazer.Years 7-13 PE UniformSuitable sports shoes, plain white/black socks, plain black bottoms (e.g. shorts, tights, track pants) with no contrasting logos. TAS sports T-Shirt.Jewellery and Cultural ItemsJewellery should be worn discreetly (e.g. worn tucked inside uniform, or small in size). Taonga and other cultural items may be visible when worn. Items posing a risk to Health and Safety (e.g. in practical classes) must be removed as and when necessary.HatsIn Years 1-6 a hat must be worn in Terms 1 and 4 when outside (see Sunsmart Policy). All hats worn to school must be a bucket or wide-brim style.Hair, Nails and MakeupHair should be clean and off the face, nails short and tidy. Makeup, if worn, should be of a natural appearance. Where there is a risk to Health and Safety (e.g. in practical classes), long hair must be tied back.FootwearIn Years 1-6 any school suitable shoes are acceptable. In Years 7-13 shoes should be plain black (e.g. no contrasting logos). Where there is a risk to Health and Safety (e.g. in practical classes) suitable shoes should be worn - e.g. suitable sports shoes for PE, closed-in shoes for practical classes etc.Cold weatherThermal underlayers in black/navy/white can be worn. A black coat, beanie, scarf and gloves can be worn with our other uniform items. If instructed by staff, outdoor wear should be removed when in a heated classroom.Sports RepresentationWhen selected to represent the school at a sporting event, a school sports top and/or other items will be issued. Please wash and return when requested.New and Second HandNew uniform is available through the NZ Uniforms site twizelareaschool.nzuniforms.com. Second Hand Uniform can be purchased through the school office (where available).Financial SupportIf you require financial support with uniform purchases, please email [email protected] for support.Damaged UniformIf you anticipate a delay in replacing a damaged or outgrown uniform item, please provide a note for your child’s teacher(s) detailing the item and replacement timeframe. The school will endeavour to provide a suitable item until a replacement can be sourced (please wash and return). If a suitable item cannot be found in our stores, your child will be provided with a ‘pink slip’ to present to their teacher(s) explaining the situation.