Nothing more Aussie than stuck in the mud and pizza rounders – by Jemima Skelley from BuzzFeed Australia.
The winter uniform at Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School consists of a skirt, shirt, tie and tights; plus a blazer and jumper. These girls have shared some tips on getting dressed each morning.
16 March 2015
Q: Uniform is comfortable for me but from your experiences is there anything generally that you have learnt about uniform over the years that you could pass down. Thanks so much :):) xx love your work fam
Hmmm, things about uniform I’ve learnt over the years … winter takes a bit longer to put on, so give it time. In the middle of winter when it’s really cold and you’re not going to take your jumper off all day, you can wear your pj top under your shirt- you’ll be extra warm and you can’t see it with the jumper on. Don’t undo your tie every night and do it again the morning, just loosen it. Check your uniform after not wearing it for half a year because you might have grown (and try not to do it the night before you have to wear it!). The last one is a bit weird, but I wear boy shorts on top of my tights in winter and this has been brilliant because then my tights don’t fall down!
That’s probably it, you’ll find you get used to wearing the uniform soon enough.
22 March 2017
Q: This might seem like a stupid q but with winter uniform coming up just wanted to be prepared as it will be my first time! How do we wear our tights with the winter skirt? Are they worn up to the waist or? Never worn them before haha. Also I know in summer we have shorts underneath the dress so do we still need to wear them with the tights or are they unnecessary? Also
Hey there ☺
A: Don’t worry, it’s not a stupid question at all and I’m sure other year 9’s have been wondering the same thing. To answer your question, tights are worn with the waistband at the waist. Most Macrobbians tuck their shirts into their tights and then put their skirts on top. It’s up to you whether or not you wear shorts on top of your tights, but most girls do, especially if their tights are a little sheer.
Hope this was helpful,
5 April 2017
Q: Step by step guide on wearing the winter uniform please ❤
A: Hey there 🙂
This is how I put on my winter uniform:
First I put on my white, stiff-collared shirt and button it up all the way to the top (because some teachers may tell you off otherwise).
Next I’ll pull on my tie and fold my collar over the top. I usually get my mum to tie it at the beginning of the week and just loosen it when taking it off so I don’t need someone to re-tie it for me every single day.
Then I’ll put on a pair of black ankle socks (just personal preference) and then my tights on top of that. If my tights are a little sheer I like to wear a pair of shorts over the top of them (but again, this is my personal preference).
Lastly I will put my skirt over the top and tuck my shirt into it before putting on my blazer and shoes. The jumper, beret and scarf are optional but are nice when you want an extra layer of warmth, especially while travelling to and from school.
If you are going to wear the pants, it’s pretty much the same steps except you would have to wear white socks instead of tights.
Don’t worry too much because the first two weeks of term will be a transition period where you can wear either your summer or winter uniform, so you have some time to get the hang of it. You’ll pick it up after a while just by looking at how the other students wear their uniform too. You can also find the uniform policy in the school planner. Check out other answered questions under #macrobuniform (http://friendsatmacrob.tumblr.com/tagged/macrobuniform)
Hope this was helpful!
Girls at Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School are allowed to wear black t-bar or laceup shoes with their school uniform, but not other types, such as slip on ballet flats.
15 May 2009
Black lace-up leather school shoes, t-bar sandals may be worn but are not recommended for winter wear. Platform shoes, slip-on shoes or black sneakers are not acceptable
Is this MacRob girl jealous of her ballet flat wearing friend. Or are t-bars what she really wants to wear?
Spotted on Buzzfeed – 31 Things You Understand If You Went To An Australian All Girls’ School. Item 16: Your parents bought your uniform a thousand sizes bigger so you could “grow into it”.
From the comments.
Hahaha …. so, so true!! – but the pic needs to get the full look – which includes the socks pushed down & the tee bar buckle on the shoes left unbuckled!
An interesting pair of Harrison Idaho t-bar school shoes.
January 13, 2014
These Red Idaho tbar Harrison shoes are very special to me.
These were my daughters school shoes back in the 80’s and she stripped them to red and wore them to University.
The white paint is from when she painted her bedroom.
Can anyone share such a memory?
And YES these are the shoes based on todays Tbars!
T-bar school shoes sure take a beating. Girls wear them five days a week for the entire school year!
There are many reasons to get your t-bar shoes buckled up. You won’t shuffle your feet along the ground. That wears out the soles of your shoes.
If you don’t you’ll get holes in the bottom, and wet feet in winter
Shuffling alters your gait, bending your shoe more than normal. Keep at it, and eventually the stitching between the sole and the shoe upper will break.
All that shuffling can scuff also the toes of the shoe.
Shoe polish can’t fix the worst scuffing.
Incorrectly fitted shoes mean feet slide around inside the shoe, wearing it away.
Lunchtimes spent sitting crosslegged on the asphalt result in scuffed patches on the side of the shoe.
But keeping your shoes buckled up won’t prevent the strap breaking.
With nothing left to do up, this pair of Wilde t-bar school shoes is destined for a life of shuffling around unbuckled.