Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College

Girls at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College wear white socks with their summer dresses, and either blue socks or tights with their winter kilts. They have been reminded to buckle their t-bars on a regular basis.

MFGSC summer uniform

16 June 2011

The shoes are to be black school shoes, either: black lace-up school shoes or T Bars. Ballet shoes are not school shoes and are not to be worn to school. T Bar shoes must be buckled at all times due to Occupational, Health and Safety requirements. As a staff team, this will be closely monitored. Students need to remember that “your actions count.” This can be demonstrated by wearing appropriate uniform.

12 November 2009

For health and safety reasons it is most important that these shoes are fastened at all times. The College Council is currently considering removing T bar shoes from the school uniform as students persist on wearing them undone which is very unsafe.

15 May 2008

Shoes that are not secured correctly cause slips and falls that result in student injury. The number of students wearing broken shoes is causing us considerable concern. T-Bars that are pushed down at the back and that have broken buckles are very dangerous on our stairs. We ask all families to ensure that the shoes worn to school are in good order and done up correctly

Wearing their t-bars to shreds

A girl complaining about t-bars being banned at her school – her classmates were not treating them well.

Stepping on the backs of her t-bars

Frogdancer January 27, 2008 at 5:50 am

Funny! The girls at our school are desperate to be allowed to wear T-bars again. They had the same choices yours do, but they kept wearing the backs of them under their heels instead of doing them up and the admin cracked it. Now all they get to wear are school shoes. My boys have to wear school shoes too, but being male they don’t care.

Private schoolgirl “dress sense” vent…

The well dressed ladies of the Vogue forums weigh in:

White socks and unbuckled t-bars and

February  2005

i’m seeing absolutely loads of private school girls wearing their t-bar school shoes totally undone so they’re just slapping around everywhere 😕
and are t-bars cool now? i remember when i was in high school NO ONE wore t-bar shoes 😕