BPS Uniform and conslutation
We would like to thank everyone for their feedback during our consultation on the option of a compulsory school uniform. With such a large percentage of caregivers providing feedback, it has enabled the Board to make an informed decision about the community view. Having reviewed the numbers and the comments, we have decided to update our uniform policy to reflect the key items below.
- our uniform will not be made compulsory.
- students will need to wear their school shirt (and hat if in term 1 or 4) on all school trips and when representing the school.
- the type of pants they wear with their school shirt remains shorts / leggings / skirt/pants (with a preference for navy/black)
- students will be strongly encouraged to wear their school t shirts on a Friday.
This means that families will need to purchase a school t-shirt as a minimum. All students, when they start at BPS, will be given a school hat as a welcome gift. We encourage everyone to embrace the uniform. It was lovely seeing our tamariki wear their uniforms with pride (and often on the weekend). We understand that parents value the ‘option’ of the uniform and we think this policy represents a good balance for our school.
How do I purchase the new uniform?
All our uniform items are available through NZ Uniforms. Their Webshop offers internet banking, credit card and Zip/AfterPay purchase options, and also WINZ subsidy options to make it easier for every family.
Can my child try the uniform on to work out sizing? Will you have stock in the office?
You can only shop online via the Webshop. We have a full size set in the office for you to try on for sizing. Alternatively, you can use the sizing chart from NZ Uniform on our uniform product specifications on the Webshop. Or click here - SIZING CHART
Does the school make profit off the uniform sales?
No, we have opted to keep the costs as low as possible to make the uniforms affordable for all.
Do you have second hand sales?
Not yet, as the uniform is still new; however, this may be something that the PTA may run in the future.
Can my child wear the uniform every day?
Absolutely. We would love our tamariki to embrace the full new school uniform. It has been designed to be practical, comfortable and durable for daily use.
When do they wear the whānau group t-shirts?
We will have whānau group events where the children will be expected to wear their whānau group t-shirt e.g. Athletics Day. The whānau shirts can also be worn anytime apart from when students are offsite representing the school where we expect all students to wear the blue BPS t-shirt. If you aren't too sure what whānau group your child is in, please email their teacher.
Who is the singlet for?
Only Year 6 students can purchase and wear this singlet at school. It is a double-sided, reversible basketball-style singlet. We know Year 6 students like to have a special piece of clothing to identify them as the 'big kids' of the school and that they are responsible enough to use sunscreen (always available in class and encouraged by the teachers). If your child plays basketball for the school they will need to buy a singlet to wear at games.
Can I name my child's uniform items?
You can pay for each item to be labelled directly at NZ Uniforms for only $4.00 for each item. Please bear in mind if you name it, you can't return it if the size is wrong. You are welcome to use your own labelling system.
Who do I contact if I have a question or an issue with ordering?
Please ring NZ Uniforms on 04 282 1199
Please note: Colours will vary on different devices.