Second-hand Uniform Sales

A service provided by PTA volunteers, for Papanui High families, and for fundraising to support students

Forthcoming Second-hand Uniform Sales

It is with deep regret that due to ongoing difficulties outside of our control, we are unable to hold any sales in the foreseeable future.  We are so sorry to disappoint our Papanui High community. Buyers and sellers will be updated as soon as we have new information, hopefully in February


Essential Information for Everyone

Additional questions: please email Claire, [email protected]

Please do not contact the school, as it is Claire from the PTA who runs the second-hand uniform shop.

The PTA only sells through sales (five or six per year). Unfortunately, we simply do not have the volunteer capacity to provide personalised shopping experiences.

Our major sales in December and January. Minor sales are held throughout the year, depending on demand and volunteer availability.


Information for Buyers

The full range of uniform is available and generally plentiful, except for Ie faitaga, PE shirts, junior cardigans, monogrammed senior cardigans and monogrammed senior jerseys. These items are new to the range, therefore only a small number have cycled into our stock. We expect to see more in future. However, there are lots of non-monogrammed senior jerseys and quite a few non-monogrammed senior cardigans, which are perfectly acceptable to be worn as school uniform.

Every single item has undergone rigorous quality control. Stock is organised by quality and size to enable you to meet your needs quickly and easily.

PTA volunteers are present at each sale to assist you.

Currently we have in stock:

  • New and 'as new' items. For those wanting top quality, immaculate items at a major discount.
  • A wide range of very good to good quality items, which are priced at 50%, or less, of retail.
  • A separate section of heavily discounted items which may be of interest to those who are happy to spend some time mending or cleaning.
  • We also have a small number of good shoes, and clothing in less than good condition (e.g. significant stain removal required) to be gifted to any student.



Information for Sellers

Due to ongoing difficulties, we are unable to take in any uniform until further notice.

The office staff will not be able to take your items to sell on behalf. Should anything be left with them, it will be considered a donation.

Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you for your support over the years.

Any additional questions, please contact Claire, [email protected]  


By having us sell your uniform on your behalf, you agree to the following terms and conditions

  1. The PTA sells uniform on your behalf. Our commission is 30% of the sale price, up to a maximum of $20 per item on all items sold on your behalf.
  2. All items handed over for sale cannot be removed from sale, other than by purchase.
  3. You may donate the uniform items to the PTA. (All proceeds will be given to the school through the PTA’s usual channels).
  4. Reimbursement is made when items are sold and is made by direct credit.
  5. Sellers will not be notified when or if their goods are sold. Notification is by way of deposit into your bank account.
  6. Sales of $5 and under will be held until other items are sold, unless it is your last, or only item.
  7. You must contact us ([email protected]) if any of your contact details or bank account change. If bank account is out of date, or not supplied, and you cannot be contacted we will decree sale proceeds as donations.
  8. All items must be regulation uniform, in at least reasonable condition, and clean. Any other items will not be returned, they will be given away, or disposed of, without notice.
  9. By law, no socks, hosiery, or shoes can be sold. They can be donated and will be gifted (no charge) to any student.
  10. If an item has not sold after three years, we reserve the right to donate to the school, or dispose of, without further notice.
  11. Goods not in a saleable condition (heavily damaged, stained, etc, especially white shirts and tops) will be disposed of or given away for free. This is at the discretion of the strict processing rules.
  12. The PTA will price items for you, or you can attach a separate list of suggested prices. The PTA reserves the right to alter prices if an item does not sell one year from date of receipt.
  13. Uniform sales are run by a small group of people who give up their free time to provide this service. Every care will be taken to avoid theft and loss of items. We take no responsibility for reimbursement of lost or stolen items.


Tips to increase selling price, likelihood of a sale, and ease of transaction

  1. Bring your items along in a bag or box to avoid mixing with other sellers’ items.
  2. Ensure clothing is clean, ironed, and free from stains as much as possible. Soak white clothing in stain remover/whitening product.
  3. Mend, if necessary. (This is not essential, but will command a higher price, if done well).
  4. Remove pet hair.
  5. Remove pilling.
  6. Fasten buttons and zips. Roll jacket hoods into their pockets.
  7. If items are dry-cleaned, please leave dry-cleaning tags and protective covers ON.
  8. 'As new' and new items will be displayed on our 'premium' rack and will command a higher price. Always leave original tags on if item has never been worn.
  9. Keep heavily stained, paint-splattered, considerably damaged, and non-regulation uniform items at home. We do not sell these.



Any additional questions, please contact Claire, [email protected]