The young ladies at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College in Geelong fall into two camps – those who want their winter kilts super long and dragging the ground, and those who want them super short and barely hiding their underwear. Teachers want them somewhere in between.
The length of winter kilts should be knee to mid calf.
The length of summer dresses should be knee to mid thigh.
Recently parents /guardians received a text message with regard to the length of school kilts and dresses. The minimum length is to be just above the knee and the maximum length will be mid calf. All students are to ensure that their dresses or kilts adhere to these requirements.
The minimum length of the school dress is just above the knee – Students are also allowed to wear school navy blue shorts. The dress is to be worn with lightweight plain white or navy blue socks
The minimum length of kilts is just above the knee – Students are also allowed to wear school navy blue pants. The tilt is to be worn with plain white or navy blue socks or navy tights.
A Note on the Current Uniform Kilt length: Student leaders have started to and will continue to contact parents about kilts that are too short. The correct length is somewhere between the mid-calf and just above the knee.
The following are not permitted:
- Kilts that are too long will need to be shortened
- Kilts or skirts that are too short will need to be lengthened or an appropriate new garment purchased before a student may return to school
- Wearing of leggings and pants under school dress or skirt/kilt
- Black, ripped or lacey tights
- Socks worn over the top of tights – Students will be asked to remove socks
In 2010 North Geelong Secondary College revealed plans for a new school uniform. Students got wind of the plan and accused the school of stealing the uniform design used by another school.
is North Geelong stealing?
well, we all know the rumor that North Geelong is changing their uniform from bland of green,white and brown to something a little spicier, using the color’s red, black and white.
But, is North Geelong, the school of many talents stealing?
The picture above indicates that the uniform that was chosen specifically for ‘NGSC’ is acually, the uniform of another school!!
The students got things half right. The uniform wasn’t stolen from Williamstown High School. But the winter skirt design is the same as Mt Alexander College.
In 2013 Newcomb Secondary College in Geelong introduced a new school uniform. Green is now the predominant colour. This replaced the brown that once featured alongside.
With the introduction of the new College uniform in 2013 there was a two year period of grace, during which time students could wear new, old or combination of uniform items. We are now approaching the end of that two year transition period and it is timely to remind all families that students are expected to be wearing the new College uniform for the beginning of the 2015 school year.
- Summer dress is a green, blue and white check
- Tailored navy blue pants or dress shorts
- New winter skirt will be wash and wear with three box pleats front and back. The colour will be bottle green and navy tartan
- White collared, button up, straight edge school shirts to be worn with shorts, pants and the winter skirt.
- Navy Blue Wool blend jumper with College Logo, and bottle green and white stripes on the neck band.
- Optional Navy Blue Blazer with College Logo and tie (bottle green, navy and white)
- Black polishable leather or leather look shoes- with laces or buckle. Black skate style shoes may be worn if they are all black, including the laces, with no coloured markings. Slip-on, canvas or ballet style shoes will not be accepted.
- White knee length or crew socks with summer dress, shorts or skirt
- Navy blue stockings or tights can be worn with the winter skirt
Girls at Geelong Lutheran College are not permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear striped white socks with their summer dress, and grey tights with their winter skirt.
Footwear needs to complement the uniform and allow students to safely participate in school ac vies. The following requirements need to be followed when purchasing new shoes to wear at Geelong Lutheran College.
School shoes need to lace up, able to be polished and enclosed beyond Year 4. No zipper or velcro shoes are permitted. T-Bar styles are permitted for girls up to the end of Year 4.
Girls at Geelong College are permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear white ankle socks with their summer dress, and navy tights or knee-length socks with their winter skirt.
- Gordon tartan kilt (mid-calf length)
- College blazer
- College summer dress
- White College blouses with rounded collar
- Bottle green v-neck College jumpers or navy
Year 12 jumpers
- White socks with College colour bands
- Navy tights or knee-high socks
- Black polished school shoes (lace-up or T-bar – to be repaired in holiday time)
Hair ribbons should be navy blue, bottle green, white or
France is another country without school uniforms. But when their students head overseas on exchange programs, they have to dress in the uniforms of their host schools.
Here are three French exchange students at Geelong Grammar School. The school requires all girls to wear lace-up shoes with their uniform. Check out the two girls on the left, and their super shiny shoes.
At Clonard College in Geelong an ongoing theme is the length of summer dresses – the girls love to make them as short as possible.
As students are now in a period of changing from summer to winter uniform it is important that we clarify and have very clear instructions for the girls about skirt length. Some students have already come to school in skirts that are of an inappropriate length for school.
The skirt is to be worn at knee length or below. If students are wearing the skirt either too long or too short they will need to either take up their hem or replace the uniform item. If this is the case, a demerit will be issued, parent contact will be made and a note will be made in the student’s diary by the level coordinator so teachers are aware that the issue has been dealt with. Students will have up to a week for uniform to be adjusted.
We do not apologise for the uniform expectations we have of students as we are proud of our uniform and the fact that it usually helps to build a positive reputation of our school that all of our students can benefit from. Thank you for your support on this matter.
As we begin Term 4 you may notice that over the Winter period your daughter has grown and her dress length is no longer appropriate.
It may be time to alter the hem-length or purchase another dress from Bellarine Uniforms or the Clonard College Second-hand Uniform Shop.
Summer dresses should be worn ‘to the knee’, not mid-thigh as some students have worn their dresses on the last few warm days that we have had.
Students will be issued with a demerit if their dress length is determined to be of an inappropriate length.
Below is an example of summer dresses that are too short.
This how the summer dress should be worn.