Polishing black Harrison Iowa shoes

It’s that time of the year – back to school! Are your school shoes ready for the new year? If not, better get the shoe polish out, like the owner of this pair of Harrison Iowa laceup shoes.


Newcastle High School

Newcastle High School might be located in the middle of New South Wales, but t-bar school shoes are still on their list of acceptable footwear for senior students.



The school expects that students wear closed in leather, lace-up style shoes. They must cover the top of the foot and have a small heel. Full leather thick strap T-Bar Mary-Jane shoes are acceptable.

Students MUST NOT wear skate shoes, black soft ‘ballet’ style shoes, open styled ‘Mary Jane’ shoes, canvas shoes or any similar.

Rosehill Secondary College

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


October 2010

As the weather becomes warmer, a number of girls have begun wearing the summer uniform with blue or black tights. No tights are to be worn with the summer dress (black tights are not permitted at all); white socks are to be worn. Girls who feel it is not quite warm enough to wear the dress with socks only, may wear natural coloured panty-hose under their socks.

Girl’s dresses and kilts must be an appropriate length; some students are currently wearing dresses which are too short. Students have been warned of this repeatedly and those infringing the uniform policy will be given detention.

The uniform policy as specified in the 2011 College Diary states that shoes should be ‘black, laced leather shoes or all-black laced runners’. Boys are not permitted
to wear the canvas ‘karate’ shoes they have taken to wearing. Girls must have similar shoes, but the shoes may have buckles (e.g. the T-Bar or ‘Mary-Jane’ style of shoes).

Gleneagles Secondary College

Girls at Gleneagles Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and black socks or tights with their winter skirt.


Black, leather, lace up traditional school shoes, plain black leather slip on dress shoes with rounded or square toes for boys, or Harrison or Roc T-Bar sandals for girls (for safety reasons, heels must not exceed 3 cm). Buckles on sandals must be done up. N.B. Black canvas shoes (Dunlop Volley type or the like) or
ballet type shoes are not permitted.


Uniform at Gleneagles Secondary College is compulsory and all students are required to wear the College Council approved school uniform. All students are required to wear the new College uniform. The old uniform was fully phased out at the end of 2012.

Luther College Croydon

Girls at Luther College Croydon are permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and grey socks or tights with their winter skirt.


Plain black leather shoes of either the lace up or buckle T-bar style are to be worn. Shoes need to be fastened at all times. Suede shoes are not acceptable;

Plain white socks – long (must be pulled up) or calf length (must be pulled up);

Mid-calf grey socks (must be pulled up) or grey tights.

3 February 2011

All school shoes should be polished on a regular basis and girls who wear “T Bar” style shoes must ensure that they are buckled securely at all times. This is a matter of occupational health and safety.

Casey Grammar School

Girls at Casey Grammar School are permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and navy tights or socks with their winter skirt.


Only two types of school shoes are permitted: Black leather lace up formal school shoes, (not casual shoes sold as school shoes) Black leather buckle up shoes, (not fashion shoes). For both types, the heel is not to exceed 3cm. Students wearing T-bar school shoes must have them buckled up.