PLEASE READ: Important information about Marsden Uniform Shop as at 5 April 2019

Marsden will be improving how you purchase school uniforms. The school has decided to partner with New Zealand Uniforms, a leader in the school uniform space, to be our exclusive provider and seller of Marsden uniforms. 

Our existing uniform shop will remain open in our present space in Marsden Village until 21 June 2019. There will be approximately one month of transition as we move out of that space and into New Zealand Uniforms. We will be open for business at New Zealand Uniforms from the first day of Term 3 (29 July 2019). 

As of 5 April 2019 we will no longer be accepting secondhand uniform to sell on your behalf.

We’re doing this for two reasons. First, so that we can provide Marsden families with a better shopping experience with 24/7 access to online sales, home delivery, and a broader range of products from which to choose. Secondly, Marsden is in the business of teaching and we wish to focus on doing that, not running a uniform shop. 

Below are some answers to questions we anticipate you may have. 
  • Where is New Zealand Uniforms located?  New Zealand Uniform has two locations: One at 168 Thorndon Quay, not far from Westpac Stadium, and a second in Porirua at 5b/16 Parumoana Street. Both stores are open six days a week during normal business hours but items can be purchased online 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Can we still go in for a fitting at New Zealand Uniforms? Yes! The sales staff in the store will have our uniform guidelines and are happy to do fittings with or without an appointment. You can book an appointment with them online as well.   
  • What do I do with my existing Marsden uniform?  Nothing! Moving to NZ Uniforms will not affect anything except making it easier for you to shop. Your uniform will remain the same. 
  • Can I sell used uniforms to New Zealand Uniforms?  No. In the coming months before the uniform shop is closed, Marsden will set up a Facebook page called “Marsden Uniforms” for families to buy, sell, and swap used uniforms outside of the framework of the school. 
  • I have uniforms in the Marsden shop on consignment. What happens to them?  We will either return these to you for you to sell or trade on the Marsden Uniforms Facebook page or you can donate them to the school.  
Should you have any further questions, please reach out to John Thomason, our COO, at john.thomason@marsden.school.nz

Uniform Standards

Standard Uniform
  • Green Blazer
  • Marsden green rain jacket
  • Green v-neck jersey
  • White long sleeve winter shirt
  • Marsden tie for winter and dress occasions
  • White short sleeve summer shirt
  • White ankle socks in summer, black tights in winter.
    Year 12 and 13 students may wear black tights in summer and winter.
  • Skirt - knee length for Year 7-11 and no more than 7cm above the knee when kneeling for Year 12 and 13.
  • Pinafore for Year 1-6 - See Primary Uniform requirements
  • Tracksuit for Preschool.
  • Green PE shorts, blue PE top and/or House T-shirt.
  • Marsden peaked cap or cricket hat.
We expect our students to wear their uniforms with pride. The following points apply to all students:
  • Uniform must be worn correctly at all times. The personal appearance of all pupils must be of the highest standard.
  • Correct uniform must always be worn in School, and for other School activities, unless special instructions are given. Clean sports gear or tracksuits are to be worn to and from sport.
  • Hair must be worn in a neat style, and if longer than shoulder-length must be tied back with Marsden green, brown or black hair tie, Marsden green ribbon, Marsden green ribbon, Marsden green headband, or dark brown hair clips. Hair must be natural in colour.
  • One gold or silver stud earring may be worn in the lobe of each ear. No other jewellery is to be worn.
  • No makeup or nail polish is to be worn. If a student arrives at school wearing makeup or nail polish they will be required to remove it at the school office at the parents' expense.
  • All clothing, watches, wallets and pens must be marked clearly with owner's name.
  • Black hard leather lace up shoes. Parents are requested to see that all shoes are plain, well-fitted and kept in good repair. Suede shoes, ankle boots or light coloured shoes are not acceptable. Shoes with laces around the ankles may not be worn. Laces must be black.
  • A Marsden scarf may be worn to and from school only.
  • Blazers must be worn to and from school, in assembly and for special occasions.
  • Jerseys may not be worn in the street except under a coat or blazer.
  • Summer shirts must be buttoned at the neck.
  • Winter shirts must be buttoned at the neck, and with a tie.
  • Full PE uniform must be worn for PE lessons.
  • A Coverall/paint shirt/Lab coat should be used for lessons as required.
  • A Marsden sunhat must be worn when students are outdoors in Terms 1 and 4 between the hours of 11am and 4pm. This includes PE lessons, outdoor activities and lunchtimes.