Boys who attend WBHS are expected to wear their uniform correctly and with pride at all times – whilst at school, to and from school and when representing the school.
*If you are not purchasing items of uniform from a school approved uniform supplier (Northland School Wear, The Warehouse and Bethells), please contact the school to have the uniform item approved.
Uniform for students in Years 9 – 13:
Hat: The only hats permitted will be the school cap and the school bucket hat. Cap peaks must be worn forward. A plain black beanie may be worn during the winter (Terms 2 and 3. Hats off indoors).
Shirt: Regulation blue ‘polo’ shirt with school monogram. Shirts may be out with short pants but must be tucked in when wearing a jersey/sweatshirt.
Trousers: Grey school shorts – plain with zip fly and side tabs (NOT elasticised waist) – waistband must be above hips, hem must be above knee. Oversized shorts/trousers are unacceptable.
Sulu/Tupenu: The black formal sulu/tupenu with school monogram may also be worn, by all year levels. The sulu/tupenu must be worn respectfuly at all times and maybe worn with both number ones and the standard uniform. Ideally, the sulu/tupenu will be worn with sandals.
Years 12 & 13 only:
Long, light grey dress trousers (NOT denim, corduroy or cargoes), with black/grey belt. No cuffs, waistband must be above hips, hem above shoes. (Shirts must be tucked in if long trousers are worn.)
Socks: With shorts, grey socks with school colours must be worn to just below the knee.If students do not wish to wear socks pulled up, they have an alternative in sandals (see below).
Jersey: Regulation navy blue jersey as manufactured for the school (school colours around neck and school monogram on left side of chest).
Sweatshirt: Regulation black as manufactured for the school with monogram on left side of chest.
Jacket: Boys may wear the School’s Black and Gold Jacket, or the black weatherproof, lined anorak with a fold-away hood. For Years 9 and 10 students this jacket will be the only option for rain/weather protection. Students in Years 11-13 may choose to purchase this jacket, or if they already have a plain black raincoat they may continue to use it. This jacket will be progressively phased in so that by 2020 the new jacket will be the only raincoat. No other coloured raincoats will be permitted. Sports codes offering jackets for their teams will be expected to use this jacket.
P.E: Boys should wear plain black football-type shorts with whanau-coloured T-shirt or singlet.
Footwear: Plain black lace up shoes OR sandals, black or brown (not jandals) to be worn with strap across the heel. Sandals may only be worn with shorts. The term ‘plain’ means NO coloured labels, soles or, in the case of sandals, no colour patterns on the straps. No ‘booties’ – shoes only. When wearing Number Ones (dress uniform), black leather shoes which can be polished are compulsory.
Jewellery: The only jewellery permitted is a watch or Medic-alert bracelet. No nail polish. No sunglasses.
Hair: Students must be clean and tidy at all times. Only naturally coloured hair is permitted. Long hair must be tied back. A clean, shaven face is preferred at all times.
Garments worn as undergarments: Only plain white singlets or T-shirts may be worn. They must not be visible below the school shirt at either waist or sleeves.
Dress uniform: Referred to as Number Ones.
Plain white long-sleeved shirt, light grey long trousers (not denim or corduroy), plain black leather lace-up shoes which can be polished, Whangarei Boys’ High School blazer and a Whangarei Boys’ High School tie. (Blazers are available from Northland School Wear, Kamo; and Bethells). Number Ones cannot be worn with the school sweatshirt or jacket.
Prefects and Year 13 Senior Leaders must wear dress uniform. In terms 1 and 4, Prefects and Year 13 Senior Leaders and other Year 13 students may wear open-necked short sleeved white shirts. In this instance, Year 13 students are not required to wear a school tie.
No gang affiliated paraphernalia or symbols are permitted in school.