Uniform and Stationery – Holiday Opening hours

Confirmation of student’s optional subjects will be when they confirm their timetable at the start of Term One. There is no expectation for students to have all of their stationery on their first day – a lined refill pad and pen will be useful.

We recommend purchasing initial supplies of stationery outside of the school but small orders of stationery are available from the Payments Office and can be made at the office during open hours.

Payment can be made via cash, cheque, Eftpos or internet banking. Please make cheques payable to Linwood College. For internet banking our account number is Westpac 030855 0333839 00. Please always enter the student’s name as the reference.

Years 7/8 Stationery list

Year 9 Stationery list

Year 10 Stationery list

Year 11 Stationery list

Years 12/13 Stationery list

Senior Students, Yr 11 to Yr 13

All senior students are to wear the Linwood College senior uniform made up of the items below, purchased from the LC Uniform Shop.

Boys:

  • regulation senior striped shirt
  • regulation black tie
  • regulation trousers, shorts, or plain black lavalava-sulu
  • with shorts, black socks of any visible length

Girls:

  • regulation senior striped blouse
  • regulation black tie – must be worn if wearing Linwood College blazer
  • regulation black senior school skirt. The skirt length must be suitable for a school environment and the LC value of Respect-Whakaute.
  • black socks of any visible length, or black tights
  • plain black head scarf
  • may wear the LC shorts and trousers

Boys and Girls:

  • black enclosed shoes suitable for a school environment. Black soles and black uppers; no other colours.
  • Linwood College blazer or LC waterproof jacket with Linwood College logo or PLAIN black waterproof jacket for cold or wet weather

Junior Students, Yr 7 to Yr 10

All junior students are to wear the Linwood College junior uniform made up of the items below, purchased from the LC Uniform Shop.

Boys:

  • regulation black or grey polo shirts
  • regulation trousers, shorts, or plain black lavalava-sulu
  • black socks of any visible length

Girls:

  • regulation blouse
  • regulation tartan skirt. The skirt length must be suitable for a school environment and the LC value of Respect-Whakaute.
  • black socks of any visible length, or black tights
  • plain black head scarf
  • may wear the LC shorts and trousers

Boys and Girls:

  • black enclosed shoes suitable for a school environment. Black soles and black uppers; no other colours.
  • regulation jersey with Linwood College logo

Boys and Girls: Optional but recommended – LC waterproof jacket with Linwood College logo or PLAIN black waterproof jacket for cold or wet weather

Physical education and sports uniform – boys and girls

All junior students are to wear the Linwood College PE uniform made up of the items below. Except for the PE shoes, these items are purchased from the LC Uniform Shop.

Boys and Girls:

  • regulation Linwood College PE top
  • regulation Linwood College PE black shorts
  • sports socks. These may be purchased anywhere.
  • shoes suitable for PE. These may be purchased anywhere.

All Linwood sports teams must wear the full sports uniform during all games. This includes plain black shorts unless the team uniform indicates otherwise.

Rationale

The Linwood College Board values and consequently places a high priority on all students wearing our school uniform correctly, both inside and outside the College, because it contributes to:

  1. the Linwood College value of Respect-Whakaute
  2. students developing personal self-confidence and pride in self
  3. students developing personal commitment and organisational skills
  4. school pride, social cohesion and a sense of community
  5. community recognition and pride of Linwood College

Consequently students are to be in correct school uniform when:

  1. at school
  2. travelling to and from school
  3. representing or associated with the school on any school-related event or trip when school uniform is to be worn

 

Jewellery

Students may wear certain jewellery, as explained below, and taonga and pounamu, as explained below.
All LC school expectations and rules are based on the LC value of Respect-Whakaute and what is suitable for a school environment. Any jewellery worn therefore should not dominate. Students must keep themselves and others safe and follow all reasonable instructions of staff during school and representing school outside of the classroom eg: during sports or on trips.

  • Bracelets and necklaces are permitted, providing they do not dominate.
  • Studs in the ear and small sleepers are permitted, providing they do not dominate. Stretchers are not permitted.
  • One nose stud is permitted, providing it does not dominate.
  • Any other body piercings must not be visible.
  • Moko, tamoko and cultural tattoos are permitted at Linwood College.

Students are not permitted to wear any facial piercings other than one nose stud.
If any item of jewellery is large or otherwise dominates, the student, whānau and Dean should have a discussion to reach mutual agreement on what is suitable.

 

Hair and makeup

Makeup and nail polish, and hair styles and hair colours that do not dominate and are suitable for a school environment are permitted. For health and safety, in some learning areas longer hair must be tied back. Male students must be clean shaven, except for individual students who have been given permission to have facial hair for specific reasons.

 

Cycle helmets

Cycle helmets are compulsory for cyclists.

 

Uniform Shop

The Linwood College school uniform is only able to be purchased at the school’s uniform shop situated on LCŌ grounds, near the canteen.
The standard term-time hours for the Uniform Shop are:

  • Tuesday 7:30am to 8:30am AND 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 2.30pm- 3.15pm
  • Thursday 7:30am to 8:30am AND 3pm to 4:30pm

For appointments outside these times, including before 8am, please call Mrs Bronwyn Hancock, the Uniform Co-ordinator, on 027 250 3666, to arrange this.

The Google suite is used to access teaching and learning at Linwood College.

From 2020, it is recommended that all learners across Years 7-13 need to bring a device to school to help them with their learning. At Linwood College at Ōtakaro we use the Google Education Suite so a Chromebook is often the most accessible device for learners.

We are delighted to be partnering with the Uru Mānuka EducationTrust in order to provide the best possible deal and finance options for the recommended chromebook for Linwood College.