The girls at Monivae College in Hamilton, Australia are required to wear black leather school shoes. They have been warned that ‘fashion’ style shoes are not permitted.
Unfortunately some students are wearing inappropriate foot wear to school and those doing so need to correct their footwear to the appropriate ones. Students are not permitted to wear flat soled black leather fashion shoes with brand names that include are but not limited to Vans, Globe or Converse shoes. Boys are also not permitted to wear slip on dress shoes. Student foot wear must be traditional black leather lace-up or buckled up shoes.
Brauer College in Warrnambool banned t-bar school shoes back in 2013, with a three year grace period that ended in 2016. They wear white ankle socks with their summer dress, and black tights with their winter skirt.
The colder weather is a reminder that all students should now be wearing complete winter uniform. This includes black stockings/tights- not footless tights and socks- and all shoes to be worn in the appropriate manner. “T-bars” are not to be worn.
The transition time to move over to black lace up shoes from ‘T-bars’ is now over (3 years) and students will be requested to have the correct shoes.
The girls at Nagle College in Bairnsdale have not been allowed to wear t-bar school shoes since 2015. They wear white ankle socks with their summer dress, and either white socks or black tights with their winter skirt.
Uniform Guidelines 2015
Footwear: Black leather lace up school shoes (for girls and boys), or leather dress shoes (for boys) are to be
worn during school hours and whenever the School Uniform is worn. All shoes must be of an approved style.
Footwear should be polished regularly and be well maintained. Basketball boots, skate shoes or other types of sports or casual shoes are not permitted. The T‐Bar shoes for girls are no longer approved Nagle College
Over on the TRFM Facebook page, mums have been discussing the ban.
They have been banned at Nagle College in Bairnsdale for two years now
Geez they were the only shoes they wore when my kids went there
Debbie my daughter started year 7 that year it started and wasn’t impressed…
Kellie Matthey Svetlik
Nagle stopped having t bars a couple of years ago. Hadn’t heard about deodorants
As students are now in a period of changing from summer to winter uniform it is important that we clarify and have very clear instructions for the girls about skirt length. Some students have already come to school in skirts that are of an inappropriate length for school.
The skirt is to be worn at knee length or below. If students are wearing the skirt either too long or too short they will need to either take up their hem or replace the uniform item. If this is the case, a demerit will be issued, parent contact will be made and a note will be made in the student’s diary by the level coordinator so teachers are aware that the issue has been dealt with. Students will have up to a week for uniform to be adjusted.
We do not apologise for the uniform expectations we have of students as we are proud of our uniform and the fact that it usually helps to build a positive reputation of our school that all of our students can benefit from. Thank you for your support on this matter.
In Melbourne t-bar shoes are a popular choice for school girls to wear with their school uniform. However that isn’t their only option – some schools aren’t as strict about the types of buckle shoes that can be worn, and there is always the fallback option of boring old black laceups.
How many different types of school shoes can you spot in this class photo?
In just the first row.
Elastic strap ballet flat
Harrison t-bars, two pairs
Double strapped elastic ballet flat
More Harrison t-bars
And two pairs of laceups
And on the other side of the teacher.
Buckle up mary janes
Two more pairs of Harrison t-bars
Elastic strap mary janes
Velcro strap mary janes
And finally, an unbuckled pair of Harrison t-bars
And in the second row is even more shoes to see – with six pairs of unbuckled t-bars among them, it appears teacher missed checking the uniforms of all of the girls.
In 2015 Melbourne’s St Aloysius College introduced a new school uniform. The same blue theme was retained, but with the previous tartan patterns replaced by a modern pinstripe look.
Throughout time, the uniform has changed dramatically, featuring such trends as lengthening and shortening of hemlines, improved footwear and additional accessories. Throughout the 128 years history of St. Aloysius College, the uniform has changed with the trends of fashion; adapting shorter skirts, dresses, new patterns, styles and colors.
The new summer dress is light blue with a darker pinstripe, the new winter skirt is a dark blue with light pinstripe, and the updated navy blazer now has piping along the edges.
The previous blazer was plain blue, matched with a dark blue tartan winter skirt, and a light blue tartan summer dress.