Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau

Thank you for your feedback on the uniform. We have collated this along with the students’ comments on samples we had onsite earlier in the year. We have a new supplier and expect to be fully stocked with uniforms by mid-January. There is a small change to the style of the Junior skirt to include more pleats and an adjustable waistband. We now offer Junior shorts in addition to the cullottes that were introduced this year. All of these Junior items are made in our historic blue tartan fabric.

There is a change to the Senior skirt style to include two pockets and it is more comfortable. From 2020 we will be offering a school jacket which has a soft shell. This is not a compulsory uniform item so students can still wear a plain black or navy jacket. Due to the high volume of feedback around the school jersey material, we are pleased to offer a merino / acrylic blended jersey from January 2020. This was sampled on a student who cannot wear our current wool blend. Her response was positive in that she received no itchiness or outbreak of eczema.

School Uniform

New Plymouth Girls' High School students wear a simple and practical uniform throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on wearing the uniform correctly and with pride.

Uniform Shop

We have a Uniform Shop on campus. As well as stocking the new school uniform, the shop runs a second hand uniform service for buying and selling quality used uniforms. Payment can be cash, cheque, EFTPOS, layby or WINZ Card.

To contact the Uniform Shop phone (06) 757 3899 ext 877 (voice mail is available).

Uniform Shop - Hours

Jan & Feb Holiday Hours Thur 9 Jan to Wed 5 Feb Including Saturdays 10:00am - 3:30pm – weekdays 9:00am – 12 noon - Saturdays
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 12:20pm - 2:20pm
Wednesday CLOSED
All Mid Term Holidays Second week Thursday & Friday 10am - 3.30pm

Uniform Price List

For the full NPGHS uniform price list, please click here to View PDF

Uniform Requirements for All Levels

Shirt: Regulation NPGHS blouse
Jersey: Regulation NPGHS navy jersey
  • Black sandals with backstraps, Haviana sandals are allowed (not surf wear sandals or jandals).
  • Black low heeled, polishable shoes with or without plain black pantyhose/tights or ankle socks.
  • No sports shoes, boots, or canvas shoes.
Blazer (optional)
  • Senior Navy Blazer – can be hired or purchased.
  • Honours Blazer - awarded.
  • Any plain black/navy or red jacket or regulation NPGHS jacket.

Year 9, 10 & 11

Skirt NPGHS regulation style knee-length checkered skirt
Culotte NPGHS Regulation knee length culotte

Year 12 & 13

Skirt Regulation style knee length navy skirt
Short/Trouser NPGHS Regulation Knee length short or Regulation Trouser

Any additional clothing worn underneath the uniform (i.e. tee shirt) must not be visible.

Formal Dress

Representing NPGHS at formal occasions. Regulation Blazer and navy skirt, white blouse and tie.

PE Uniform for All Levels

NPGHS regulation PE shirt required for all Year 9s. Any black or navy top still accepted for other year levels during uniform transition. Black shorts/trackpants, sneakers and swimming gear. Protective gear, e.g. mouth guard.


Students will be allowed to wear one plain pair of earrings (either plain studs or sleepers), one silver or gold, metal pin-head sized, nose or lip piercing and a wristwatch. Items of cultural significance may be worn on a chain around the neck and hidden from view. No other items of jewellery are permitted. No makeup or nail polish is to be worn.

New Plymouth Girls' High School Uniform