Uniform Items

School Skirt
Pleated check design (knee length)
School Dress
School check design (knee length)
School Pants
Grey regulation uniform type
School Shorts
Grey regulation uniform type
School Shirt
Striped, short or long sleeved, fitted or unfitted, with logo on pocket
School Jumper
Navy with grey stripe on V neck and school logo on left side
School Jacket
Classic zip jacket with school logo
School Polo Shirt
Short sleeve with logo
School Rugby Top
Navy and red top for middle school (Year 7-9) or senior school (Years 10-12)
School Scarf
Navy with emblem
School Hats
School cap or bucket hat with emblem
School Puffer Jacket
Navy zip puffer jacket with school logo
School Light Jacket
Navy spray jacket with zip, hood and logo
School Socks
Plain grey or navy (knee highs or crew length) - Socks should not be anklet or sockette styles with visible logos
School Tights
Plain navy (not to be worn with socks or under shorts)
School Shoes
Black leather school shoes covering the foot (Heels, boots, sneakers, canvas shoes and slip-ons are not permitted)

of Uniform

As many of our students catch public transport, it is also important that they leave home and arrive at NIHS in accordance with the uniform policy guidelines. Therefore, all students are expected to wear the full school uniform to and from school. No other garments are approved other than the list below.

The wearing of any additional visible top under the school uniform is not permitted. Similarly, socks are not to be worn over tights, nor tights to be worn under shorts.

Items Worn on Special Formal Occasions

Students are expected to wear their full, formal uniform for special occasions and events (eg presentations, graduations, special visitors, some excursions, etc). This includes wearing a school shirt and tie with either the school skirt or long grey pants. Students and families will be advised if this is required.

For some special formal occasions students may purchase or borrow the following items:

School Tie
Navy with emblem (work with shirt under the jumper and blazer)
School Blazer
Navy and grey piping with logo on breast pocket

Sports Uniform

The NIHS sports uniform is to be worn for PE, Rowing or Outdoor Education lessons, sport and/or excursions (requiring physical activity).
These items include: the NIHS PE top and navy shorts with appropriate sports shoes. Additional items such as the NIHS track jacket and NIHS track pants, along with the NIHS classic jacket, rugby top, NIHS puffer jacket or NIHS rain jacket may also may be worn for extra warmth. Non-uniform items, such as leggings or alternative track pants or shorts are not supported. Students should wear sports shoes and white, non-logoed socks with their sports uniform.

Year 7-9 students may wear their sports uniform to school only on the days they have timetabled PE and/or Rowing lessons. Middle school students are required to wear the full school uniform at all other times. These students will only be required to change into their sports uniform at school if they have a special training activity on a non-PE class day.

Students in Years 10-12 are not to wear their sports uniform or any pieces of the sports uniform outside of their PE, Rowing or Outdoor Education lesson. These students are required to wear their full school uniform during the day as well as to and from school. Senior students will be required to change into their sports uniform in the school’s change-rooms for their sports-related lesson only.

Our Sports Uniform items include:

School Sports Top
Tri-colour with school logo
Navy with school logo
School Track Pants
Navy with school logo
School Track Jacket
Navy and red with school logo
Sports Shoes
With non-marking soles and white socks
School cap or bucket hat with emblem


Some clubs/co-curricular activities have optional uniform items to promote the activity (eg rowing jackets). These items are to be worn for related events only and not at school in lieu of other uniform items.

General Presentation Expectations

  • All uniform should be clean and in good condition.
  • Hair should be neat and of a natural tone, hair accessories should be in the school colours of red, blue and gold.
  • Facial hair that is trimmed and neat is permitted.
  • Make-up should be minimal and natural in appearance.
  • Fingernails must be trimmed short and a natural shade if polished.
  • Jewellery must be limited to a maximum of the following:
    • one fine necklace (worn below clothing)​
    • one ring
    • one bracelet
    • two earrings per ear
    • one nose stud
      (Teachers may request the removal of some jewellery items for safety purposes in some subjects).​
  • Skirts, shorts and dresses must be no shorter than the student’s fingertips when arms are held straight by their sides.
  • Skirts and shorts must not be rolled up at the waistband or hem.
  • Socks must be navy or dark grey and may be crew (mid-calf) or knee length. PE socks may be white but must not have visible brands.
  • Visible long-sleeved top items are not permitted to be worn underneath uniform items.
  • Standard watches are permitted as part of school uniform. Smart watches are not permitted to be connected to a device while on school grounds as per our Digital Device Policy.

Uniform Exemptions

If a student is unable to be in correct uniform on a particular day, they should provide a written note from a parent/guardian explaining the reason for being out of uniform and when this matter will be corrected.

If a student requires a long-term uniform exemption for medical reasons, a parent/guardian/student over 18 must apply for this exemption in writing to the relevant Learning Community Leader. The LCL may request current (within 6 months) documentation from a specialist physician treating the student to support the exemption request. In most cases, an agreed substitution that meets the needs of the school and the student will be discussed.

Non-Compliance with Uniform Expectations

Parents/guardians will be informed if students arrive at school in the incorrect uniform and are expected to support their child in ensuring they are wearing correct uniform when attending NIHS.

Persistent and repeated incorrect uniform without a valid reason provided will be managed in accordance with our Respectful Behaviour Policy which highlights the importance of engaging positively and respectfully with our school community and following reasonable instructions from staff.

Casual Day Guidelines

From time to time, our school may hold Casual Days. On these days, the following guidelines are provided to support our students to ensure an appropriate standard of dress:

  • Students must wear enclosed supportive shoes (no thongs, sandals, crocs or uggs)
  • Clothing must not include slogans or decals that may be deemed inoffensive or inappropriate in a school setting
  • Tops must have sleeves (short or long) and cover the midriff of the wearer
  • Clothing must not be ripped, torn, dirty or excessively loose
  • Shorts and skirts must meet the prescribed length (below fingertips) as per uniform policy.

Purchasing the Uniform

UMS (Uniform Management Services) is the school’s uniform supplier.

Families may purchase uniforms online via https://umspl.com.au/pages/norwood-morialta-high or directly from the retail outlet at Adelaide Firle Shop (Shop 12) 161-167 Glynburn Rd Firle, SA 5070.

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