Koo Wee Rup Secondary College

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear plain white or black socks with their uniform.



Grey Melange College pants (boys) or straight leg grey gabardine pants (girls)
Straight leg navy blue gabardine pants (boys or girls). The ‘Face off’ brand of pants is also acceptable.


Navy blue tailored gabardine shorts or grey tailored school shorts. Shorts must be above the knee in length. Cargo style is not acceptable. ‘Short’ shorts are
not acceptable.


Pleated College tartan, at least knee length


Current College material and pattern


Plain white business/school shirt or the College white polo with embroidered College logo or the College navy blue polo with embroidered College logo. Where students choose to wear a shirt out (not tucked in), it must have a straight edge at the bottom of the shirt.


Navy blue with embroidered College logo can be worn by all students from Years 7 to 12.


Totally black T-bar shoes or totally black leather lace up shoes that must take polish and must have a heel. (Boots, desert boots, black runners and platform shoes are not acceptable. ‘Ballet’ style shoes and ‘Runner style’ shoes are not acceptable.)


Totally black or white socks. No logos or words are allowed. Anklets are not allowed. The height of the socks must be well above the shoes. Socks must be worn with shoes

Short skirts at Tintern Grammar

Girls at Tintern Grammar have been warned to watch the length of their summer dresses.



Dresses: girls’ summer dresses will touch the kneecap in a normal stance when a student looks down at their feet. Students will be given a reasonable opportunity to address this if their dress is of an inappropriate length. This will be followed up by Year Level Coordinators.

Winter skirt/pinafore: girls up to Year 5 will wear the winter pinafore. Girls in Year 6 may choose to wear the winter skirt if preferred. Girls in Year 7-12 will wear the winter skirt. The skirt or pinafore will touch the kneecap in a normal stance when a student looks down at their feet. Students will be given a reasonable opportunity to address this if their dress is of an inappropriate length. This will be followed up by Year Level Coordinators.

Under shorts: girls may wear plain black ‘bike shorts’ under their summer dress.

Pants at Ave Maria College

In 2019 Ave Maria College introduced pants to the girl’s winter uniform.



Summer uniform

Striped dress, knee length
Burgundy blazer
White socks, long
Plain black lace-up shoes, to provide bestfoot support and protection • No Buckle or T-bar shoes

Winter uniform

Long sleeved white shirt, as supplied
Striped winter skirt, knee length
Burgundy blazer
College jumper
• Charcoal grey (Years 7-10)
• Marle grey (Years 11-12)

Black stockings / Tights
• minimum 40 denier
• socks must not be worn with the Winter Skirt
College grey pants (optional, winter only)

June 2019


I used to HATE having to wear a dress in winter, so ridiculous. And that kilt from years ago was so itchy, it was a nightmare. Teachers were never forced to wear skirts as women so why is it forced on young women to wear skirts. You can be a lady and a woman in pants too

no more stockings

I’m still itchy from that fkn kilt!

I remember getting a lunch time detention coz i wore my sports uniform on a day i didn’t have sport or drama – not everyone loves a cold southerly breeze during winter.

Not to mentioned when your time of the month came and you just wanted pants instead of having to wear shorts under your dress to avoid embarrassment!

I wore the old sports uniform just so i could wear the pants .. my daily task was avoiding Mr Hoy in the walkways.

I remember my year level in 2000 having a petition. Good job.


Girls at Haileybury are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear mid-calf plain white socks with their summer dress, and black tights or knee-high socks with their winter uniform.


When Haileybury adopted parallel education, unique and distinctive outfits for girls had to be created.

The School approached the leading designer Geoff Riddell with a brief to complement the style of the boys uniforms, and the results were remarkable.

How well he succeeded, largely working with the colours of magenta, black, white and grey.

The summer dress features the ‘Haileybury stripe’ which is exclusive to us.

The winter fabric, also exclusive to Haileybury, has a very clever design with a stripe that alternates with the winged heart. When the student moves, the pleat opens to show the winged heart.

These outfits have met with widespread approval.

Geelong students embrace pants for school girls

Girls in Geelong are among those ditching the school dress for pants. From the Geelong Advertiser.

14 September 2017

Uniform shouldn’t be Uniform – Geelong Students Embrace Pants for School Girls
Olivia Shying

Geelong girls who have embraced the opportunity to wear pants at school believe all students should be able to wear a uniform they feel comfortable in.

While Education Minister James Merlino is assessing how to enforce a rule in all government schools that would give girls the chance to wear pants, many girls in Geelong are already embracing the freedom to choose.

Most public secondary schools in Geelong have dress and pant options for female students, however girls at the majority of the city’s independent and Catholic schools must wear skirts or dresses.

Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College changed its uniform policy in 2014 to include navy blue pants after receiving a number of requests from students and parents.

Olivia L, 13, wore a skirt for the first term of Year 7 at the all-girls school, before deciding she was more comfortable in pants.

“I went to a co-educational primary school and never wore dresses or skirts. I always wore pants or shorts — it’s who I was and how I feel comfortable,” Olivia said.

“I enjoy having the option to wear pants because it helps me to be myself.” While neither Sacred Heart College, Clonard College nor Geelong Grammar School publicly list shorts or pants as options for female students on their uniform lists, Geelong College changed its policy eight years ago.

Principal Dr Peter Miller said Geelong College introduced pants and shorts for girls of all ages into its uniform policy in 2009. The pants are tailored for females and come in all sizes.

“We believe it is important to cater for individual needs of our students, in their uniforms, academic programs and co-curricular opportunities as best we can,” Dr Miller said.

“Self-esteem issues present many challenges for school aged children, and simple changes to a uniform policy can help make some students feel happier and more comfortable at school.” The Catholic Education Melbourne office confirmed it would not force schools to change their uniform requirements, with a spokesman confirming all Catholic schools determined their own uniform policies.

Mr Merlino said he was assessing options to ensure all girls at government schools had freedom of choice.

“While the vast majority of schools already offer the option of female students wearing shorts of pants, it is something I would expect all government schools to do,” Mr Merlino said.

The Government cannot direct non-government schools to alter their dress codes. But Mr Merlino said while those schools made their own decisions, it was always beneficial if schools opted for dress codes that encouraged female students to engage in physical activity.

Pants at Mercy College Coburg

Girls at Mercy College Coburg now have the option of wearing pants as part of their winter school uniform.

3 May 2019


Parents are reminded that Term 2 includes the change from summer to the winter uniform. In regards to the new school pants that can replace the tunic, they are now available for purchase from the Uniform Shop and are to be worn with black socks. We appreciate your support on all issues related to uniform and appearance in general.

17 May 2019


Thank you to parents and guardians who, in partnership
with the College, ensure Mercy students wear their
uniform with pride. The transition to our winter uniform
last week was successful and many students are happily
wearing our new Mercy monogrammed black pants.

Lyndhurst Secondary College

Girls at Lyndhurst Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear mid-calf, plain white or navy socks with their summer dress, and navy tights with their winter uniform.



College Uniform

– Dress (summer) – Blue checked gingham, white collar and cuffs with navy piping dress
– Skirt (winter) – Blue check College skirt
– Navy polo shirt with College logo – short/long sleeve
– Navy V-neck woollen jumper with College logo
– Navy tights
– White or navy socks (plain)
– Black leather, polishable school shoes
– Hair ribbons in College colours of navy or white
– Head scarves (Hijabs) plain navy or white

Please note shoe requirements:

Students at Lyndhurst Secondary College are required to wear black leather, polishable school shoes. Boots, ankle boots, slip on, zipped, canvas, suede, ballet style are not acceptable.

New uniform at Northcote High School

In 2019 a new uniform was introduced at Northcote High School. It features the same mauve colours as before, but with a modern pinstripe pattern replacing the previous tartan.

December 2018


Northcote High School has a gender neutral uniform. In 2019, a new uniform will be introduced. All Year 7s in 2019 are required to wear the new uniform only, with a phase-in period for older students. The phase-in timeline is as follows:

– 2019 All Year 7s
– 2020 All Year 7s and 8s
– 2021 All students Year 7-12

*Students in other year levels may wear some or all items of the new uniform before the required date


Academic uniform (Summer and Winter)

– Pullover
– Cardigan
– Dress
– Shirt short sleeve (tailored or straight cut)*
– Shirt long sleeve (tailored or straight cut)*
– Shorts (loose or tailored cut)
– Trousers (loose or tailored cut)
– Skirt
– Black tights
– Black socks

– Black, leather (or polishable substitute), ‘business style’ school shoes are to be worn with the Academic uniform.
– For safety, lace up shoes are recommended.
– Runners and skate shoes are not permitted.


– All items of the Academic uniform may be worn year-round
– Students may select the combination of items in the Academic uniform which best suits their needs (eg. shirt/pants/jacket; shirt/skirt/jumper; dress/cardigan/jacket etc).
– The old-style summer dress (white and purple stripes) may not be worn with the black tights