School Smocks: New Zealand Country Trends

Figure 1.--Instead of smocks, New Zealand boys often use one of their father's old shirts for classes like art where they might get their clothes dirty.

HBC has no information on New Zealand school smocks. We have no indication that New Zealand school children wear smocks now or have done so in the past. It is possible that some nursery school children have in the past worn smocks, but we can not at this time confirm this. We do know that some schools, especially private schools incourage the children to bring smock-like garments to art class to protect their clothes. Usually the children bring one of dad's old shirts. They often wear it backwards.

Christopher Wagner

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