All students are expected to maintain a high standard of pride in their appearance and are required to wear correct uniform at all times. The uniform helps children to develop a spirit of belonging to the school and removes competition in dress. We ask for full caregiver support in ensuring that students are clean, neat and correctly attired. We believe that it is only fair to all students that correct school uniform standards are maintained.

As part of ongoing reflection to provide an inclusive and supportive environment, Christchurch South Karamata was pleased to introduce a new uniform to the students in 2022.  The aim of our new uniform is to provide comfort, choice, and equity for all students.
Students and their families are able to select from a number of items which best suit them.
During school hours the wearing of jewellery, make-up or coloured nail polish is not allowed. Simple gold or silver studs are the only ear decoration permitted.
For health and safety reasons, hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back with a white, maroon or navy hair tie. Hair bands must be white, maroon or navy. Hair should present a neat, natural appearance.
Undergarments, such as a singlet or polypropylene, must be white and short sleeved so that they are not visible. During the winter long sleeved thermal undergarments may be worn but only under the uniform layer of warmth so that they are not visible.

Regular Uniform

Polo top

  • School polo top monogrammed with school logo


Layer of warmth, choice of:

  • Maroon jersey or,
  • Maroon cardigan or,
  • Maroon softshell jacket, monogrammed with school logo or,
  • Maroon polar fleece, monogrammed with school logo 



  • Navy shorts (two available styles) or,
  • Navy pleated skirt
  • Navy trousers



  • Navy crew sock with maroon hoops or,
  • Navy walk sock with maroon hoops or,
  • Navy tights 



  • Black school shoes, sports shoes or sandals. The whole shoe must be black, including the sole

(Shoes that are not completely black and styles such as ballet flats, slides, slip-ons, Crocs and high heels are not permitted)

  • Plain navy wide-brimmed, bucket hat or cap (compulsory Terms 1 and 4)


Physical Education Uniform

  • School monogrammed navy and maroon top
  • School maroon shorts


School Sports Uniform

Official sports uniforms and tracksuits are provided for students representing our school at interschool tournaments or competitions.


Uniform Sales and Supply: New

Mainland Uniforms

City Store
189 Peterborough St
Ph 03 3776771

Uniform Sales and Supply: Second Hand

For second hand uniforms, there is a parent-run ChCh South Karamata Intermediate School – School Uniform Buy & Sell Facebook page.

In addition to this, second hand uniforms can sometimes be found for sale on TradeMe.


School shoes

The Athlete’s Foot in Riccarton have generously supported our school for a number of years. Mention our school when you purchase shoes and they include your purchase as part of their school support programme. We have benefited from valuable sports equipment through this programme in the past.

When you buy school shoes from Shoe Clinic Riccarton you can save yourself money (an upfront discount of either $10 off all school shoes or a free $35 back pack) and help raise money for the school too – for every pair of school shoes sold the Shoe Clinic Riccarton will contribute $10 back to the school.