Siena College launched their current school uniform in 2012. It replaced the previous uniform that featured brown lace up school shoes, a pink dress and fawn knee socks in summer, and a brown skirt with brown tights in winter.
Commencing in 2013, all students new to the College will be required to wear the new uniform. The next two years until the start of 2015 provided a transition period for current students to change to the new uniform.
Brown school shoes and fawn socks were once a common part of an Australian school uniform. The class of 1990 at Academy of Mary Immaculate were among the girls who wore them.
Today the girls at Academy of Mary Immaculate wear black t-bar school shoes with their uniform, paired with navy socks or tights in winter, and white socks in summer.
Girls at Lauriston Girls School in Melbourne wear t-bar school shoes with their uniform. They are paired with bone/ecru tights or socks and winter skirt in term 2 and 3, and bone/ecru knee or ankle socks and summer dress in terms 1 and 4.
Regulation brown school shoes or T-bar sandals with closed in toes. Shoes may be lace-up or T-bar.
T-bar shoes must be maintained in good repair and worn with buckles fastened.
Students may wear socks may during the summer terms – bone or ecru ankle or knee high socks are
The option in winter terms is School tights, or bone/ecru ankle or knee socks.
School skirts and dresses are to be no more than five (5) centimetres above the knee.
St Ann’s College at Warrnambool became part of the co-educational Emmanuel College in 1991. The girls wore a wide variety of hosiery and footwear wit their school uniforms: t-bar and laceup shoes, in both brown and black; paired with white or fawn socks, of varying lengths.
A handful of schools in New South Wales require their students to wear brown school shoes. With black shoes more common, this is an increasingly more difficult task for parents.
Owner of Wilson’s Shoe Store Colleen Foster said the store specialised in school shoes and there were predictable trends in when people bought school shoes.
Mothers brought children starting school into the shop before Christmas whereas those older students going to high school left it to the last moment before the school term started, she said.
The other trend was the demand for brown school shoes which were worn in three or four of Sutherland Shire’s schools, the remainder being black.
The choice of school shoes was also narrowed by principals who would not allow students to wear canvas shoes, sandshoes or ballet-type footwear if they were studying hospitality courses.
Sydney Girls High School is a “uniform school”. The distinctive brown and yellow uniform is well known and readily identifiable with SGHS.
Students wear brown lace-up school shoes. No other colour or style is acceptable. White school ankle socks or brown school stockings are both available from the Uniform Shop.
Bangor Primary School is a Uniform School. School uniform is as follows : Brown Leather shoes
Kirrawee Public School. Brown school shoes are required. Girls require white socks.
In Melbourne brown school shoes are a rare sight. This makes it hard for parents who need to find a pair of their children who are required to wear them. This school had to contact local shoe shops for help.
Brown School Shoes
I have been in contact with Betts Kids, (Watergardens) about supplying brown school shoes for our school. They have styles available in brown but need to order them in (7-10 days) until they ascertain that it is viable to stock them.
I have also contacted Williams, (Watergardens) who state that they have limited shoes available. They will also order shoes in. They will have certainly have brown shoes in their ‘Back to school’ promotion
There is a significant number of students not wearing correct school footwear at the moment. I suggest that you get down to Betts Kids or Williams, get your child measured up and your order should be ready for the start of Term 4.
Brown school shoes are still a common sight in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe thanks to two local schools. Local store Morton’s Shoes caters to this demand.
They have been doing it for years.
9 January 2015
We carry an extensive range of BROWN school shoes. These include lace-ups, velcro, Mary Jane’s and t-bars. We cater for all sizes, starting from prep through to year 12 students.
Ivanhoe Girls’ has a distinctive uniform which is attractive, practical and comfortable for the girls to wear.
All Year Uniform Items:
Dark brown leather lace up shoes or t-bar sandals
Ivanhoe Grammar School Uniform Code
Shoes must be brown leather lace up shoes suitable for polishing or T-Bar sandals. Sandals must be worn done up.