School Uniform

The image of our school is affected, either positively or negatively, by the appearance and behaviour of our students. We rely on the support and common-sense of our parents to assist us to ensure that our children look smart at all times.

When students arrive at school or leave school, they must wear their full school uniform. Parents are asked to ensure that students are correctly and neatly dressed if they are wearing their Northside uniform in a public place.

Uniform can be purchased through BMS. BMS offers an online ordering and payment system with delivery options to 7 outlets, as well as in-store purchasing from the Northgate Branch Uniform Shop. For orders over P250 a delivery service is also available. BMS stores are located in Broadhurst, C.B.D, Sarona City, Game City, Sebele Mall, Turnrite Mall, and Mowana Park, and collection for on-line orders can be arranged at any of these outlets.

We urge parents to mark all clothing clearly. Lost property is difficult to return if unmarked. The website reflects the style of shoes and sandals that needs to be worn to school. The Green Cross style in brown is advisable.

We rely on the support of parents regarding the neatness and appropriateness of students’ hairstyles while at Northside School. Hair must be kept clean, tidy and off the face. Hair should be a natural colour and no hair gel is permitted. It is at the Headteacher’s discretion at all times to require a students’ hairstyle to be modified.

Students are expected to bring a hat/cap to school each day. Hats are to be worn when students go out to break, when they go for Physical Education outside or when they attend afternoon activities. Hairstyles need to accommodate the wearing of a school hat or cap. It is the responsibility of the students to wear their hats during break time and afternoon activities.

Shoulder length (or longer) hair must be tied back and free of any ornamentation, except for black, brown, blue or white elastic bands or clips. No bright coloured alice-bands or coloured baubles are to be worn. Hair must be clean and neat.

Extreme styles i.e. Mohawk, artistically shaven designs on the head, or hairstyles that do not allow students to wear a cap/hat are not permitted. Braided hair, as with any haircut or style, must be clean and neat.

Fashion jewellery is not allowed. A religious jewellery symbol (necklace) when worn must not be visible. Any other religious jewellery symbols must be authentic and reflect the religion of the individual.


Finger and toenails must be kept clean and short and may not be painted. Children will be expected to remove nail polish.


Girls may wear plain gold or silver studs or sleepers with one hole per ear lobe.

Temporary tattoos

Temporary tattoos are not allowed at school and must be removed before children come to school.