School uniform is compulsory at Papanui Primary School. We expect all parents/caregivers to purchase a uniform for their children.  We ask that all belongings are clearly named.

The school uniform is available to purchase from the School Office or The Warehouse.


Navy cargo shorts

Navy skort

Navy/sky polo shirt

Navy school sweatshirt

Navy polar fleece

Optional long sleeve navy polypro/thermal

Navy tights

Navy socks

Short white socks (Terms 1 & 4 only)

Navy Straight Leg Pongee Trackpants

Hats and Footwear

In terms 1 and 4, it is school policy to bring and wear a wide-brimmed or bucket navy school sun hat during outside times.

Footwear must be black school shoes or sneakers (may be sandals in the summer terms).  Footwear should be suitable for physical activity.


Jewellery – For health and safety reasons tamariki should not wear jewellery to school (earring studs and jewellery worn for cultural and religious purposes are ok).

Hair – any style is acceptable however long hair should be tied back.

Make up – No make-up or nail varnish.