Uniform Information and Guidelines

Bethlehem College is a Christian school seeking to develop service and leadership qualities in students. The school expects that students will present themselves in a way that will reflect Godly standards and bring credit to their families, the school and themselves. Parents are asked to support the school in ensuring that students wear only regulation items, in good repair.
 
POLICY GUIDELINES:
The Bethlehem College Uniform shall be:
·         Appropriate for students of a Christ-centred school.
·         Based on the school colours and, where possible, include the school crest.
·         Able to be worn with decency and modesty.
·         Style of apparel must be regulation (as stocked by the Uniform Shop).
·         Reasonably priced and of durable quality.
 
UNIFORM SHOP:
·         Name:             Bethlehem Trading Company Ltd
·         Shop hours:   Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
·         Inquiries:        Mrs Lis Seal Phone: 579 1716
·         Email:              l.seal@beth.school.nz
 
The Uniform Shop stocks a full range of new and second-hand uniform items, accessories and Bethlehem College schoolbags. Shoes are not stocked.
 
Parents who have second-hand uniforms for sale should ensure they are in good condition, washed, and pressed (or drycleaned). A 30% fee will be deducted for handling costs. These uniforms should be left at the Uniform Shop drop-box with a Second Hand Uniform Return Form enclosed. (Form available on the BC website.)
 
Please note that the Uniform Shop will not accept garments for resale which are damaged. This includes dresses/skirts, which have had the hem cut shorter than the factory-issued length.
 
UNIFORM GUIDELINES:
 
1.    All uniform items must be fully and clearly named ie John Smith (not J.S. or John S. or J.Smith)
       Lost property is a continual problem and the returning of un-named articles is not possible.
2.    No jewellery is to be worn except a watch and ear studs.

·        One stud only per ear (3mm).
·        Colours – gold, silver or blue.
·        Sleepers are not permissible.
·        No nose or tongue studs or other facial piercings.

3.    Nail Polish & Makeup
·         Junior Secondary (Yrs 7-9): No nail polish or makeup to be worn
·         Senior Secondary (Yrs 10-13) No nail polish or heavy makeup to be worn.
4.    Only plain white t-shirts to be worn under uniform.
5.    Hair - boys and girls
  • For all students hair must be off the face and out of the eyes. For junior students with shoulder length hair, it must all be tied back. For senior students hair must be off the face and out of the eyes.
  • No decorative hair ties – plain navy or royal blue, black or white thin elastic bands only; plain small silver, gold or blue hair clips or natural coloured bobby pins may be worn.
  • Must be clean and a students’ natural colourings. 
  • No dreds or extreme hair styles. Plaits must not contain beads.
  • Boys must be clean shaven.
6.   All winter blouses and shirts to be tucked in to skirts, shorts, trousers. Primary boys and Junior Secondary boys summer polo shirts may be left untucked. Senior Girls summer blouses are untucked.
7.  Dress/Skirt hem lengths are to be adhered to. Refer to girls uniform information for age-level requirements.
8.  Sunhats – The blue, broad -brimmed BC sun-hat is mandatory for Years 0-9 during Terms 1 & 4.
9.   All Senior Leaders and senior members of First teams will be required to wear a school blazer when representing the school.
10. Sports Uniforms shall be worn as follows:
  • Years 1-6:  uniforms are provided by the School/School Sports Clubs for students.
  • Years 7-13: students are expected to purchase the appropriate sports uniform which will mainly be provided through the Uniform Shop.
  • Firsts teams are often provided their uniform through sponsorship.
  • Second-hand sports uniforms may be processed through the second hand uniform system as for all other school uniforms.
  • Sports or other club jackets are not to be worn during school hours.
 
GIRLS UNIFORM
 
JUNIOR GIRLS:             Years 0-6
 
SUMMER
Dress:
Drop-waist, zip-front, mid-knee length.
 
 
 
WINTER
Dress:
Pinafore, mid-knee length.
 
Blouse:
Long-sleeve, Peter-Pan collar.
 
Skivvy:
White. Optional for Years 0-2 only.
 
Jersey:
Royal with BC crest.
 
 
 
PHYS ED
Shirt:
White t-shirt with BC crest or new royal blue t-shirt with BC crest.
 
Shorts:
Royal with BC crest.
 
Shoes:
Sports shoes and socks must be worn during all PE activities.
 
Sweatshirt:
Royal with BC Crest. Must not be substituted for the royal jersey.
 
MIDDLE GIRLS:            Years 7-9

SUMMER
Dress:
Drop-waist, button-front. No shorter than mid-knee length.
 
 
 
WINTER
Skirt:
Kilt. Mid-knee length.
 
Blouse:
White. Long-sleeved, peter-pan collar.
 
Jersey:
Royal with BC Crest.
 
 
 
PHYS ED
Shirt:
Coloured BC ‘House’ T-shirt.
 
Shorts:
Navy. With BC Crest.
 
Tracksuit:
Red/White/Blue. BC style.
 
Note:
Tracksuit jacket must not be substituted for the school anorak.

SENIOR GIRLS:             Years 10-13
 
SUMMER
Skirt:
Pleated. Mid-calf length.
 
Blouse:
White over-blouse. BC style.
 
 
 
WINTER
Skirt:
Pleated. Length: mid-calf to no longer than 10cm above ground with shoes on.
 
Blouse:
White. Long-sleeved blouse with attached tie.
 
Jersey:
Navy. With BC Crest.
 
Blazer:
Strongly recommended for all students.
 
Tie:
BC monogrammed.
 
 
 
PHYS ED
Shirt:
Coloured BC ‘House’ T-shirt.
 
Shorts:
Navy. With BC Crest.
 
Tracksuit:
Red/White/Blue BC style.
 
Note:
Tracksuit jacket must not be substituted for the school anorak.

GIRLS FOOTWEAR SUMMER
 
Years 0-6:
Navy Roman Sandals or McKinlay sandals ONLY. McKinlays may be ordered from Uniform Shop.
 
Years 7-13:
Navy Roman Sandals or McKinlay sandals ONLY. McKinlays may be ordered from Uniform Shop.
 
Note: All girls may choose to Wear winter shoes with summer uniform but must adhere to the following:
  • Years 0-9:  White ankle­­ socks ONLY (not sport liners or crop socks, or knee high socks).
  • Years 10-13: Flesh coloured pantyhose ONLY.
 GIRLS FOOTWEAR WINTER
 
Years 0-6
·       Either T-Bar, buckle, lace-up (or Velcro for small sizes).
·       White ankle socks OR navy tights/thigh-highs (not both).
Years 7-13
·       Traditional school - black polishable lace-ups only. No sports/fashion styles accepted.
Years 7-9
·       Navy tights only.  No knee-highs allowed.
Years 10-13
·       Navy or black opaque, tights/thigh highs or knee-highs. No sheers or patterns allowed.
 
  
BOYS UNIFORM
 
JUNIOR BOYS:              Years 0-6
 
SUMMER
Shirt:
Pale blue. Monogrammed Polo.
 
Shorts:
Junior Navy Drill.
 
 
 
WINTER
Shirt:
Pale Blue. Long-sleeved, button to neck.
 
Shorts:
Grey Serge.
 
Skivvy:
Pale Blue. Optional for Years 0-2 only.
 
Jersey:
Royal with BC Crest.
 
 
 
PHYS ED
Shirt:
White T-shirt with BC Crest.
 
Shorts:
Royal with BC Crest.
 
Shoes:
Sports shoes and socks must be worn during all PE activities.
 
Sweatshirt:
Royal Blue with BC Crest. Must not be substituted for the royal jersey.
 
MIDDLE BOYS:              Years 7-9
 
SUMMER
Shirt:
Pale blue. Monogrammed Polo. Collar stripe.
 
Shorts:
Junior Navy Drill.
 
 
 
WINTER
Shirt:
Pale Blue. Long-sleeved, button to neck.
 
Shorts:
Grey Serge.
 
Jersey:
Royal with BC Crest.
 
 
 
PHYS ED
Shirt:
Coloured ‘House’ T-shirt with BC Crest.
 
Shorts:
Navy with BC Crest.
 
Tracksuit:
Red/White/Blue BC style.
 
 
Tracksuit jacket must not be substituted for the school anorak.
 
SENIOR BOYS:             Years 10-13
 
SUMMER
Shirt:
White business shirt.
 
Shorts:
Navy walk shorts (only those available at the Uniform Shop).
 
Belt:
Black leather.
 
 
 
WINTER
Shirt:
White long-sleeved business style.
 
Trousers:
Grey.
 
Belt:
Black leather.
 
Jersey:
Navy with BC Crest.
 
Blazer:
Strongly recommended for all students.
 
Tie:
BC monogrammed.
 
 
 
PHYS ED
Shirt:
Coloured ‘House’ T-shirt with BC crest.
 
Shorts:
Navy with BC crest.
 
Tracksuit:
Red/White/Blue BC style.
 
 
Tracksuit jacket must not be substituted for the school anorak.
  
BOYS FOOTWEAR SUMMER:
 
Years 0-13:
Black Roman Sandals or McKinlay sandals ONLY. McKinlays may be ordered from Uniform Shop.
 
Note: All boys may choose to wear winter shoes with summer uniform, but with socks as follows:
  • Years 0-9:  Grey knee-high socks with single wide royal stripe.
  • Years 10-13: White socks with two navy stripes.
 BOYS FOOTWEAR WINTER;
 
Years 0-13:
Black polishable leather (or synthetic) Lace-ups. Traditional school style only. No sports/fashion styles. Velcro for years 0-6 only.
Years 0-9: Grey knee-high socks with single wide royal stripe.
Years 10-13: Grey ankle socks.
 
YEARS 0-13 GENERIC
  
JACKETAnorak with BC monogram.          SCARVES: Navy acrylic BC scarf. 
HATSBrimmed BC sun-hat is mandatory for Years 0-9 Terms 1 and 4.