TKKMoTTM Uniform Code

Tuia te Matangi is a kura that has a uniform code that we take pride and care in. It is a part of who we are and what we represent, therefore the dress standards we strive to uphold are high.

Over a three-year period, we surveyed our potential whānau and tamariki as to colours, garments, other important factors when attending kura. We received feedback such as, warmth, durability, immaculate presentation such as formal uniform, purple, greens, comfortability, something that reflected this region, and the list goes on. After much discussion, it was agreed that the representative colours for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia te Matangi, would be purple, black, silver, and white. This colour palette was sourced, researched and chosen for several reasons; purple was about the universal relationship with royalty, and the potential of being anything ākonga chose to be – ‘Kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea’. It also features in Te whare a Pāua, which is a food source for Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Māui. In the same breath, that our ākonga may be a source of sustenance and nurturing for our people. Black, silver and white are foundational colours, each with its own mana that beautifies and embellishes the kura.


Uniform | Representation & Standards

As our children wear the kura uniform, we, and they, take on a role of representation for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia te Matangi. ‘When our tāne care for the paetapū, and our wāhine stand charged to call, we adorn them, not just in the physical cloak of their whakapapa, but in the knowledge that they are we, and we are them’.

Yr1-Yr8 | Ōkawa TEINA

  •  TTM tohu black woollen vest

  • TTM tohu white l/sleeved, open collar shirt or blouse

  • Black solid dress pants, appropriate hemlines (boys)

  • Black solid tupenu/pareu/ie (boys) w/formal sandals

  • Black solid dress belt (boys)

  • Black calf-length socks (boys) OR Black stockings (girls)

  • TTM tohu black pleat skirt, appropriate hemlines (girls)

  • Black leather (or like) closed dress shoes

  • TTM tohu black f/zip polar jacket (winter)

 Optional formal wear or as stipulated by tumuaki…

  • TTM tohu white s/s, open collar shirt or blouse (both)

  • Black leather sandals for girls (no stockings or socks)


Yr9-Yr13 | Ōkawa TUAKANA GIRLS

  • TTM tohu black Kaiurungi woollen vest

  • TTM tohu black Kaiurungi woollen jersey (Terms 2&3)

  • TTM tohu black & purple Kaiurungi tie

  • TTM tohu black pleat skirt, appropriate hemlines

  • TTM tohu white l/sleeved, button-up shirt or blouse

  • Black 90-120 denier stockings

  • Black leather (or like) closed dress shoes

  • TTM tohu Kaiurungi Formal jacket (Yr11-Yr13)


Yr9-Yr13 | Ōkawa TUAKANA BOYS

  • TTM tohu black Kaiurungi woollen vest

  • TTM tohu black Kaiurungi woollen jersey (Terms 2&3)

  • TTM tohu black & purple Kaiurungi tie

  • TTM tohu black dress pants, appropriate hemlines

  • TTM tohu white l/sleeved, button-up shirt

  • Black solid calf-length socks

  • Black leather (or like) closed dress shoes

  • TTM tohu Kaiurungi Formal jacket (Yr11-Yr13)


Yr1-Yr8 | Ōpaki TEINA Terms 1 & 4

  • TTM Black plain drill or cargo style shorts

  • TTM tohu Purple polo shirt

  • TTM tohu black f/zip polar jacket (winter)

  • Black ONLY sandals & Black or purple solid bucket hats

Terms 2 & 3 | same as above with…

  • Black pongee trackpants (taslon material only)

  • Black casual trainer or formal leather shoes

  • Black crew or calf-length socks & Black unseen thermal s

  • Black or purple solid gloves & woollen beanies

  • Black rain/warm jacket to wear to/from kura

Terms 1, 2, 3, 4 | Hākinakina (Yr7-Yr8)

  • TTM tohu Razor black P.E sports tee

  • Black solid basic sports shorts


Yr9-Yr13 | Ōpaki TUAKANA GIRLS

Same as ōkawa with supplementary ōpaki…

  • TTM tohu white s/sleeved open collar shirt or blouse

  • Black leather sandals (no stockings or socks)

  • Black calf-length socks (with leather dress shoes)

  • TTM foundation jackets may be worn also

 Terms 1, 2, 3, 4 | Hākinakina (Yr9-Yr13)

  • TTM tohu Razor black P.E sports tee

  • Black solid basic sports shorts


Yr9-Yr13 | Ōpaki TUAKANA BOYS

Same as ōkawa with supplementary ōpaki…

  • TTM tohu white s/sleeved open collar shirt

  • TTM tohu grey polo shirt

  • Grey standard school shorts

  • Grey/black 2-striped long school socks

  • Black leather sandals (no socks)

  • TTM foundation jackets may be worn also

 Terms 1, 2, 3, 4 | Hākinakina (Yr9-Yr13)

  • TTM tohu Razor black P.E sports tee

  • Black solid basic sports shorts

TKKM o Tuia te Matangi works with local businesses and The Warehouse Schooltex as suppliers for our uniform. Please talk with the Kaihautū Tari to place an order for uniform garments.

 

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