Boarders, excluding Year 12, travelling to and from school must wear the full formal outfit – kilt with blazer in winter; walking out dress in summer. Blazers must be worn with kilts in winter. Blazers must be worn over jumpers outside the school grounds, with everyday and formal uniform.
All students are to wear full walking out uniform in Armidale shopping centre. This includes wearing a hat. Day students must wear their school tunics to and from school, unless otherwise directed. Blazers must also be worn by Day Students. Students carry with them any other items of uniform that may be required during the school day, i.e. sporting uniforms.
Day Students who walk to school must wear their hats with their everyday uniform. On any School excursions Day Students must wear the full formal outfit, as do the Boarders. It is permissible not to wear hats after 5.00pm.
Excursion dress depends on the type of activity involved. For “visiting” type excursions, the formal outfit above is required. For a physically active excursion, it is recognised that school shoes, blue jeans or blue shorts, school pullover, PE shirt and sports cap would be more practical. Joggers may also sometimes be more practical.
For sport there is an appropriate uniform which must be worn and a special track suit is available for winter. Sports hats must be worn at all sports activities. In the Equestrian Centre the uniform is geared towards safety and all the relevant uniform rules must be followed.
During winter, scarves may be worn around the grounds for warmth, but these must be plain navy or striped using the school colours, red and light blue.
It is School Policy that a hat is worn whenever a student is outdoors.
Hair reaching below the collar must be tied back in some way, with navy blue ribbons (or white with the summer dress). Elastic, if used, must be navy, black or brown to match hair. White elastic may be worn with the white ribbons. Clear and tortoise shell combs or clips are acceptable. Inappropriately dyed or streaked hair is not permissible. Hair colour must look natural.
Facial and body piercing is not allowed.
NEGS UNIFORM SHOP
The NEGS Uniform Shop supplies both new and used uniforms. The complete range of NEGS uniform items is available, including ties and hatbands. It is the only outlet for the NEGS uniform. The hours of business are available from the Accounts office and are on the shop door.
All used garments must be dry cleaned before being offered to the Uniform shop for resale. The value of used garments will depend on the quality of the garments.