Supply has fully caught up with the demand from pupils for
the new uniforms at Wakatipu High School, with the new design
of neck tie expected to be available in term two.
Principal Steve Hall said last week correctly sized girls'
skirts were the last revamped garments to be made available
for sale after the new uniforms were introduced at the start
of the year.
All year 9s were to wear the new ensemble, while years 10 to
12 were allowed to replace old clothes for new garments
throughout the year.
However, the school community has been surprised by how
quickly pupils wanted to make the switch and stocks of some
items ran out, until last week.
The school logo has also been simplified, with multiple
colours narrowed down to light and dark blues and gold, but
the motto remains the same: Ad Alta, or ''Reach for your
''The kids have been really positive about the new uniform,''
Mr Hall said.
''A lot of time and effort has gone into them and I
constantly get comments about how good they look.''
He said the cost of the new uniform had been kept as
affordable as possible.
''We understand uniforms are a considerable expense for many
families and we've been mindful of cost from the start.
''We chose garments which will last, so a second-hand market