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Formal Uniform

  • CORRECT formal uniform must be worn to and from school unless an exemption pass is issued for sports training or other school related events.
  • Students may wear the RIS bucket hat OR a PLAIN black bucket hat.
  • Students may wear the RIS scarf/beanie OR a PLAIN black scarf/beanie.
    (It is up to individual teachers discretion if these are worn in the classroom)
  • Correct formal uniform OR PE uniform may be worn to all specialist classes.
  • Hard covered shoes must be worn for Culinary Arts and Design & Construction technologies.
  • A PLAIN black skivvy or top may be worn under the uniform shirt.

Hair, Nails & Jewellery

  • Hair must be natural hair colours.
  • Students may wear PLAIN (no bright colours) hair ties, scrunchies, headbands, clips etc.
  • Nail polish on fingers/toes and make up are not permitted.
  • One small stud per ear is allowed.
  • The only jewellery allowed is a Taonga (for safety reasons we recommend it to be worn under the uniform) of cultural or religious significance.

PE Uniform

  • Correct PE uniform is to be worn when students are participating in any sporting activity.
  • Polar fleeces may be worn with PE uniform dependant on weather conditions.
  • Sports shoes may be worn with PE uniform (school shoes are not to be worn with PE uniform).
  • Students may bike to and from school in their PE uniform (safety helmets must be worn).


  • Black leather OR synthetic leather (NO canvas) shoes – lace-ups, slip-ons or velcro straps are permitted.
  • Black romans OR plain black sports sandals.
  • Socks are not to be worn with sandals.
    (No fashion type jandals, sandals, hi-tops are permitted)

Girls Shoes  Boys Shoes  Sandals


  • Boys – black knee-high or 3/4 socks may be worn with shoes.
  • Girls – black knee-high socks, 3/4 socks or plain black stockings may be worn with shoes.
    NOTE: Ankle socks are not to be worn with formal school uniform.

Incorrect Uniform Procedure

Rotorua Intermediate School reserves the right to update or amend the Uniform Policy at any time without prior notice. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Please visit our website to view latest updates.





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