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Uniform Update

In 2024, Liston College will be celebrating its 50th Jubilee. The college has come a long way since it began in 1974 at the current location of Holy Cross School. With such an important year ahead of us, I would like to notify the community of some exciting changes to our uniform.  

Throughout 2023 we have canvassed various groups in our community - this included staff, Board of Trustees, Old Boys, parent groups and many of our students. This engagement has been essential is our decision making and enabled us to make uniform changes for the betterment of the college. These are outlined below:

1. We will be reintroducing our traditional crest:
The crest was designed in 1974. We will now include “1974” on top of the original crest to tie in with our 50th Year celebration. This crest will be embroidered on all shirts, jumpers, jackets, and blazers from 2024.

In doing this, we will begin a phase out period of uniform items that have the old crest. The burgundy and black school jacket will continue to have the existing crest for the foreseeable future. Parents, please note this does not require you to buy new uniform items. However, should you need to, these will be available for purchase next year.

2. Perhaps even more exciting is the introduction of a new senior uniform:
For students in Years 11, 12 and 13 they will be required to wear a new Liston College tie which will accompany a white dress shirt. 

A key point to note is that the uniform will become more affordable. The white stripe shirts will be discontinued, and families will be encouraged to buy white dress shirts from Elizabeth Michael or another retailer. The new school tie will also be available for purchase here at school and again like the old crest, we will phase out the old ties. Importantly, there is no expectation to buy a blazer, nor new jumpers or maroon shirts with the new crest. As stated previously, these will phase out over time. One thing to note here is that will be actively encouraging the senior students to wear trousers with the shirt and tie.

Our community involvement in this review process has highlighted a desire for an improved sense of pride in our uniform whilst making the price point more accessible. The changes outlined above achieve the requested outcomes. We as a community, believe that our seniors wearing a white dress shirt and tie, and our juniors wearing the revamped crest will rekindle a sense of honour to be wearing our school uniform. Moreover, creating a further point of difference for Liston and launch our College into its next phase.


The Liston College Uniform can be purchased from:

Elizabeth Michael Uniforms
65 New North Rd, Eden Terrace
Phone: (09) 358 1680
Email: [email protected]

Please make sure that the purchase of uniforms is not left to the last minute as Elizabeth Michael cannot guarantee that all sizes will be available.

Shop Hours:
Monday - Thursday:      9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday:                             9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday:                        9.00am - 1.00pm

Uniforms Made to Measure:
Sizes xx small or xx large sizes available. Orders need to be placed no later than Friday, 17 November 2023. All students who require this service must visit Elizabeth Michael Uniforms. Please phone 358 1680, ext 8, to book in your made-to-measure session with the in-house experts. At the time of ordering a deposit of 50% is required.

Uniform Open Day:
Saturday, 13 January from 10.00am - 1.00pm
Liston College Gymnasium
Methods of Payment Accepted: Cash, Eftpos & Credit Cards (no Amex, Diners or Cheques)
PE Uniform:

Year 7-11 students are required to wear a PE shirt in their house colour for core PE lessons. However, Year 7 students may have to wear mufti clothing for their PE lessons during the first few weeks of Term 1 while their house colours are being determined. Details on where to purchase the PE uniform will be sent home in Term 1.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kia pai te rā,

Daniel Girven
([email protected])

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