In 2014 Sydney’s Santa Sabina College turned 120 years old. To mark the occasion, a special picnic was held for current and former students, with a selection of uniforms from over the years on display.
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.
Academy of Mary Immaculate introduced their current school uniform in 2011. The previous uniform looked much the same but plainer: both the winter skirt and blazer were unadorned navy blue.
This year, however, a comprehensive review of the AMI uniform identified the need to adopt a more contemporary uniform design, while respecting the Academy’s rich history and unique identity.
In consultation with the College community and being mindful of factors such as fit, comfort, durability, cost, fabric and design, a new uniform has been unveiled. It will have a modern design, while retaining the College colours of light and navy blue, yellow and white.
So 2010 marks the end of the ‘pinny’ era, as the College’s new arrivals in 2011 embrace change.
Following consultation with all members of the Academy community, modification was made to the College uniform to ensure a more contemporary style. Year 7 2011 are the first group to wear the new uniform which will phased in over the next two years.
The College has introduced a new school uniform for 2011. This uniform will be phased in over a couple of years. In 2011 it will only be available for Year 7 students and students new to the College. All other students will continue to wear the old uniform.
28th June 2013
I would like to congratulate the majority of our students who wear the Uniform well. There have been a number of questions regarding some aspects of the Uniform so I have included the College Policy on these items for your information.
Socks – There appears to be some confusion regarding the correct socks to be worn with the “new” Winter Uniform. All students wearing the New College Winter Uniform are to wear Navy College Socks or navy Tights. White socks continue to be worn by students in Years 10, 11 & 12 who have the Uniform that is being phased out.
16 May 2014
Socks – There appears to be some confusion regarding the correct socks to be worn with the “new” Winter Uniform. All students wearing the New College Winter Uniform are to wear Navy College Socks or navy Tights. White socks continue to be worn by students in Years 11 & 12 who have the Uniform that is being phased out.
29 May 2015
Socks – There appears to be some confusion regarding the correct socks to be worn with the “new” Winter Uniform. All students wearing the New College Winter Uniform are to wear Navy College Socks or navy Tights. White socks continue to be worn only by students in Year 12 who have the “Old” Uniform that is being phased out.
Back in the early 1990s the girls uniform at Wesley College looked a lot like it does today. A sea of purple. Purple blazer with yellow trim, purple jumper, purple tie, and a purple and grey skirt, paired with either grey tights or white knee socks, and t-bar school shoes.
In 1996 this uniform was replaced by a new look created by Prue Acton, which was then replaced in 2014 by the current uniform designed by Jonathan Ward.
In this day and age wearing a tunic to school is considered old fashioned. Most Australian schools have opted for a more modern look by including a kilt or skirt as part of their girls uniform. Mercy College Coburg is one of the last schools in Melbourne where girls still wear a tunic as part of their winter uniform.
Kilbreda College in Mentone was founded in 1904 by the Brigidine Sisters. In that time the school uniforms has changed a number of times. Here we see three of them.
- Classic uniform – pinafore in pinstriped green, paired with a green tie and fawn blouse
- 2004 uniform – green summer dress with green and red pin stripes in a tartan-like pattern
- 2014 uniform – candy striped summer dress with white, deep maroon and charcoal grey bands