Uniform

St Matthew’s Collegiate School Uniform

St Matthew’s has a classic, practical, stylish uniform in bottle green with gold and black accents.  We are proud of how smart our girls look in their uniforms and we do encourage a high attention to detail in how it is worn and maintained.  The uniform symbolises the traditions and achievements of St Matthew’s and it is important that the uniform is always neat and clean.

 UNIFORM SHOP LOCATION & OPENING TIMES

The Uniform Shop is located on site, behind Main House and is signposted from the Chapel.  It is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3pm – 4pm during term time, or at other times by appointment.  The shop is also open on the last Sunday of each school holiday 2pm – 5pm, for boarders arriving at school.

 

The shop is managed by Juliet Smith who can be contacted on 027 5550528 or by emailing: smcsuniforms@trinityschools.nz

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN

We have a summer and a winter uniform, with a formal and informal version of each.

Formal uniform is worn on Wednesdays when we have Assembly and Chapel, and for events and occasions such as Prizegiving or House Competition days.  Informal uniform is worn for all other days.

Summer uniform is worn in Terms 1 and 4, winter uniform is worn in Terms 2 and 3.

PAYMENT OPTIONS and DISBURSEMENTS

Eftpos and credit cards are accepted in the Uniform Shop (there is a 2% surcharge for credit card payments).  If paying by cash, please have the correct change.  It is possible to put smaller items on disbursements, the limit for this option is $60.00 (individual arrangements are made for International Students).

ORDERING

Several parts of the uniform are made to order and orders are placed with our main uniform supplier 4 times a year.

New students have a full uniform fitting in the period mid-September to mid-October.  Uniform for the start of year is purchased at this appointment.

  • Main winter order placed mid-February, with delivery the last week of term 1.
  • Top up winter order placed first week of May, with delivery mid-June.
  • Main Summer Order placed end of July, with delivery around mid-September.
  • Summer orders for new students placed mid-October, delivery in December.

 PE uniforms and winter sports uniforms are kept in stock in the Uniform Shop.

A range of second-hand uniform is also sold in the shop, this is very much dependent on availability and is not always perfect!

JEWELLERY and MAKE UP

Jewellery should be kept to a minimum – only a watch and plain stud earrings are permitted.  Nail varnish is not appropriate for school.  Make up is not permitted at school.

HAIR

Hair should be clean, tidy, of a natural colour and tied back off the face.  Bottle green ribbons or bottle green, black or tortoiseshell clips, bands or hair ties only.

We are proud of the quality of our uniform, which is mostly made in New Zealand and is extremely durable.  We do appreciate that the uniform is an additional compulsory expense for our parents/caregivers and, as such, we do minimize any mark up and aim only to cover the cost of running the shop when we set the prices.

Follow this link to view information and prices for our school uniform.