Schoolgirls planking in uniform

Planking was a craze that swept schools back in 2011. For these girls from Walford Anglican School in Adelaide, their school uniforms were not enough to keep them from joining in.

May 23, 2011

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/party-finishes-up-in-plonking-after-attempt-at-planking-in-kingsford/news-story/7ee0f2f9fcc36bf2b096f42d300decc9?sv=6ed89803c0832cd9bdb0b5d96fa9b814

Katherine Danks
Daily Telegraph

Planking on a flight of stairs appears to have resulted in 22 students of a prestigious Adelaide private school being sent home.

The students from Walford Anglican School for Girls were sent home on Thursday after a “situation” regarding planking as safety concern grows over the craze.

The Adelaide Advertiser reports the photo that is believed to have landed the students in hot water was posted on social networking site Facebook.

On Friday, principal Helen Trebilcock refused to detail what the students did but said they were “sent home for a day to enable us to talk to their parents”.

“We had a situation, we have dealt with it, it’s over,” she said.

“We have shared our concerns with the school community about how a seemingly innocent prank can escalate through the web and become dangerous.

“Our parents and teachers are in agreement that the girls need to be educated about the risks involved.”

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Brown shoes at Walford School for Girls

Until 2012 girls at Walford Anglican School for Girls in Adelaide wore brown lace-up school shoes, paired with camel coloured knee socks in summer, and grey knee socks or tights in winter. They now wear black shoes instead.

The girls donated their now unneeded brown school shoes to students in Africa.

April 8, 2013

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/walford-school-sends-dozens-of-old-brown-school-shoes-to-africa-through-the-butterfly-movement-charity/story-e6frea83-1226614715326

Walford School sends dozens of old brown school shoes to Africa through The Butterfly Movement charity

JOHN STOKES EASTERN COURIER MESSENGER

Black is the new black at Walford School.

The Hyde Park college last year broke with 120 years of tradition to change its school uniform shoe colour from brown to black.

Students donated about 300 pairs of brown shoes to The Butterfly Movement charity last month.

Year 9 student Kate, 14, of Millswood, was pleased to hand over her old footwear to be sent to disadvantaged African families.

“It’s a good feeling because you’re giving people in Africa an opportunity to wear shoes that they wouldn’t have had before,” Kate said.

“I couldn’t imagine not having any shoes to wear.

“I hope they are happy and they’re useful for them.”

Year 9 student Alexia said it was important for the school to get behind the cause.

“Some of those people have never even worn shoes before,” the Unley resident said.

“The shoes wouldn’t have come to much use otherwise.”

The Butterfly Movement was founded in 2011 by Dalice Kennedy.

It has since donated about 70,000 pairs of shoes to people in need.

The Walford uniform shop advertised their surplus stock to the girls of nearby Kildare College Holden Hill, who were still required to wear brown lace up school shoes.

27 July 2012

http://www.kildare.catholic.edu.au/__files/f/2650

Brown School Shoe Sale

Walford school are changing from brown shoes to black shoes. Their uniform shop has new brown shoes in stock that they wish to sell for $50 per pair. This price is nearly half the ‘wholesale’ cost of buying a pair of new shoes. The brand of the shoes is ‘Footwear Plus’, made locally in South Australia.

Sizes available of Lace Up Brown Shoes: 2 x Size 12 Child, 1 x Size 13 Child, 2 x Size 2 Adult, 1 x Size 4 Adult, 1 x Size 5 Adult, 2 x Size 6 Adult, 1 x Size 10 Adult , 1 x Size 12 Adult.

Walford School for Girls

Girls at Walford Anglican School for Girls wear black lace up shoes with their school uniform. They wear camel coloured knee socks with their summer dress, and grey tights or knee socks with their winter skirt.

2017

https://www.walford.net.au/assets/content/SS_FINAL_Student_Handbook.pdf

FORMAL UNIFORM ITEMS
– Blazer Walford navy “poly wool” crested
– Pullover Walford grey, with school colours – not to be worn outside of school without blazer
– Hair Formal occasions – Navy blue ribbons, navy elasticised ponytail holders, plain brown or navy snap clips
– Hair Non formal occasions – winter or summer material scrunchie or headband
– School Bag Walford monogrammed
– Shoes Black leather lace ups. See School Shop for approved styles

Summer Terms 1 and 4
– Dress Blue with navy piping on collars and cuffs – Length at least below kneecap-maximum 14cm below knee
– Straw Hat Walford crest – Excursions, to and from school, yard hat – (House colour hat optional in yard)
– Socks Camel – long socks compulsory for formal occasions. (Camel anklets optional)
– Sandals Ink navy Leather – Option to shoes if temperature is over 25°C.

Winter Terms 2 and 3
– Skirt Blue and grey plaid – Length at least below kneecap-maximum 14cm below knee
– Gold Blouse Years 6–11 long sleeve with “W” embroidered
– White Blouse Years 11–12 long sleeve with “W” embroidered (Year 11 not until Term 3)
– Tie Walford navy with embroidered “W” print
– Socks Walford grey – long only (compulsory)
– Tights Walford Grey – thick denier – (optional)
– Gloves Navy knit only
– Scarf Walford Navy with “W” embroidery only to be used

Girls schools with brown shoes

The list of schools where girls still wear brown shoes with their uniform is short, and shinking.

Old school Harrison Idaho t-bar school shoes in brown

Currently allow brown t-bar shoes

  • Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School
  • Ivanhoe Grammar School
  • Eltham College
  • Lauriston Girls’ School
  • Melbourne Girls Grammar School
  • St Dominic’s Priory College, Adelaide
  • St Aloysius College, Adelaide
  • Mary MacKillop College for Girls, Adelaide

Currently allow brown lace up shoes

  • Firbank Girls’ Grammar School
  • Killester College

Recently swapped brown lace up shoes for black

  • Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School
  • Kilbreda College
  • Siena College
  • Kildare College, Adelaide
  • Walford Anglican School For Girls, Adelaide

Recently dropped brown t-bar shoes for black shoes or laceups

  • Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School
  • Star of the Sea College
  • Killester College
  • Siena College
  • Kilbreda College

Dropped brown t-bar shoes a long time ago

  • St Michael’s Grammar School
  • Academy of Mary Immaculate
  • Sacré Cœur School

Navigator College, Port Lincoln

Girls at Navigator College in Port Lincoln, South Australia wear t-bar school shoes with their uniform. They are paired with black tights and winter skirt in term 2 and 3, and nude tights and summer dress in terms 1 and 4.

Navigator College - senior girls in winter uniform with t-bar school shoes

Navigator College - senior girls in summer unifom with sheer stockings and t-bar school shoes

http://navigator.sa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Navigator-Newsletter-24th-October-2012.pdf

October 2012

We have noticed a number of Middle School girls wearing their shoes unbuckled every day. I’m afraid if this trend continues to occur we will have no alternative but to cease allowing buckle shoes at school and will only allow shoes with laces as part of our uniform. I realise it may be preferable for students to wear unbuckled shoes at school but it then becomes an Occupational Health and Safety and Welfare issue. Please be vigilant about this at home and reiterate to your daughter that the alternative will be lace up shoes as of 2013.

http://navigator.sa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Navigator-Newsletter-T2-Issue-4-2013.pdf

May 2013

We have noticed a number of Middle School girls wearing their shoes unbuckled every day. I’m afraid if this trend continues to occur we will have no alternative but to cease allowing buckle shoes at school and will only allow shoes with laces as part of our uniform. I realise it may be preferable for students to wear unbuckled shoes at school but it then becomes an Occupational Health and Safety and Welfare issue. Please be vigilant about this at home and reiterate to your daughter that the alternative will be lace up shoes

http://www.navigator.sa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Uniform-Policy1.pdf

March 2013

Shoes:

Leather sandals with a metal buckle or Velcro; they are to be black/or navy; they must have either a closed back or a strap behind the ankle. Worn with or without socks. Black leather lace up or buckle shoes that takes a shine. Heels no higher than 3cm. Strap over bridge to be at least 1 ½ cm in width (no slipper like shoe with little or no heel as they have no support)

Reception – Year 11:

Summer – Short white College socks, to be worn above the ankle, one fold only.
Winter – Black College long socks or black tights, minimum 40 denier.

Senior School Year 10 – 11:

Dress – flesh opaque stockings – black leather lace up or buckle shoes and College blazer.

Roman sandals at Immanuel College

Immanuel College in Adelaide requires all students to wear laceup black leather school shoes as part of their uniform, with girls paring their summer dress with short black socks, and their winter skirt with navy blue tights.

Immanuel College Adelaide - summer uniform with black laceup shoes

Immanuel College Adelaide - winter uniform

But girls also have another option in summer – bare legs and roman sandals!

Immanuel College Adelaide - summer uniform with roman sandals