Changes to the Blockhouse Bay Primary School Uniform

General 13 Sep 2018

Blockhouse Bay Primary School - Changes to the Blockhouse Bay Primary School Uniform

Changes to the Blockhouse Bay Primary School Uniform

Why are we making some changes?

Earlier this year we published the survey results regarding what people felt about the school uniform. Overall, people like the concept of having uniforms but there were concerns around cost, fading and quality, accessibility for purchasing, the darkness of the uniform and the style of the long pants. Some people also felt there was too much variation and standardisation would improve the overall presentation of our uniform. We have attempted to address these issues as much as possible. The Board of Trustees have reviewed the feedback and have made the following decisions about the uniform. These changes will be phased in from term 4 2018. The decisions are :

Uniform Changes

Cost : We have researched other supply option and have been able to negotiate some of our uniform items at reduced prices. The new prices will take effect from Thursday 13th September.

New Polo : A new lighter coloured polo be introduced to replace the current navy polo. This will be available from late November 2018 onwards. All previously purchased navy school uniform shirts with the new logo will be able to be worn until the end of 2024.

New style pants and shorts : A new style of shorts and long pants will replace the current style as we use up current stock. These are less expensive and the pants are a better fit than our current style.

Black Leggings, Tights and Tops Only : Children are allowed to wear items underneath the uniform for greater warmth. From the beginning of 2019, only black tights, leggings or long sleeve tops will be able to be worn under the school uniform. Socks are to be plain black or white, with no stripes. Hair-ties are to be black or white.

Other Uniform Items : The girls white blouse will be phased out as low purchase numbers means it is no longer viable. The hat, skort and polar fleece jacket will remain the same.

Phasing out 'Old Logo' Uniforms : As you are aware children are allowed to wear previously purchased 'old logo' uniforms until the end of 2019.

Online Purchase of Uniforms : The last day uniform can be purchased at school is Friday 21st September. From the first day of Term 4, 2018, Monday 15th October the Blockhouse Bay Primary School uniform will only be available from this website : www.argyleonline.co.nz and will no longer be able to be purchased from the school office or through the Kindo online school shop. Uniform will not be able to be purchased between the 22nd September and the 14th October. This will assist in further reducing the cost for parents. The only exception is school hats which will be available to purchase at the school office as well as on the website. Office staff will assist parents who cannot order items online.

Questions and Concerns : If you have any questions or concerns please contact Elizabeth Crisp, Associate Principal. Email : elizabethc@blockhousebay.school.nz

Uniform Prices as of 13th September 2018

Uniform Item / Online Price

Polo $35.00

Skort $41.00

Short $32.00

Pants $38.00

Polar Fleece Jacket $57.00

Bucket Hat $15.00