Geelong College

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.

School Uniform

  • 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
Gordon tartan

French exchange students at Geelong Grammar Street

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.

French exchange students at Geelong Grammar

Short skirts at Clonard College

At Clonard College in Geelong an ongoing theme is the length of summer dresses and winter kilts – the girls love to make them as short as possible.

Summer dress length at Clonard College

August 2012

The girls have moved into their winter uniforms. Some uniforms still require attention. The winter kilt should be no shorter than 10cms from the floor when kneeling. All girls wearing kilts will have them measured over the coming week. If their kilt is too short and there is adequate hem, Mrs Buckley will take down the kilt.

A letter will be given to students who need to attend to the length or state of their skirt/kilt. This will have a ‘tear–off’ slip for parents to sign and return acknowledging receipt and action. If the kilt cannot be taken down or the skirt is considered too damaged there will need to be a new skirt purchased.

April 2014

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/kilt length. Some students have already come to school in kilts that are of an inappropriate length for school.

The skirt and / or kilt is to be worn at knee length or below. If students are wearing the skirt/kilt 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.

September 2015

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. Please see the image at the top of this article to see how the summer dress should be worn.

Unacceptable school shoes at MFGSC

Girls at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College wear white socks with their summer dresses, and either blue socks or tights with their winter kilts. They have been reminded to wear black leather school shoes and the correct socks.

Unacceptable school shoes for MFGSC students

May 2014

Summer Uniform
Lightweight plain white or navy blue socks
Black leather school shoes (or black T bar style)

Winter Uniform
Plain white or navy blue socks or navy tights
Black leather school shoes (or black T bar style)

Incorrect shoes and socks.
While the T-bars are correct uniform they need to be clean and in good repair.

No canvas shoes, Chuck Taylors, or funny coloured socks!

Clonard College

The girls at Clonard College have t-bars on the mind. They wear grey ankle socks in summer, and grey knee socks or tights in winter.

Clonard College summer unifrom

The birds fly swift over my head.
Students chattering in their classes.
I hear the sound of T-bars ahead.
The sweet smell of freshly cut grasses.

Western Heights College

Girls at Western Heights College have been warned to keep their t-bars buckled up. They are supposed to wear white socks with their summer uniform and navy ones in winter, but in reality anything goes.

Western Heights College winter uniform kilt and pants

3 March 2011

There are still a number of students who are not wearing the correct school shoes. Black leather lace-up shoes for boys and buckled, leather T-Bars for girls are required for safety reasons at school. Leather or vinyl zip up shoes, canvas slip-ons or black runners are not part of our school uniform.

Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College

Girls at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College wear white socks with their summer dresses, and either blue socks or tights with their winter kilts. They have been reminded to buckle their t-bars on a regular basis.

MFGSC summer uniform

16 June 2011

The shoes are to be black school shoes, either: black lace-up school shoes or T Bars. Ballet shoes are not school shoes and are not to be worn to school. T Bar shoes must be buckled at all times due to Occupational, Health and Safety requirements. As a staff team, this will be closely monitored. Students need to remember that “your actions count.” This can be demonstrated by wearing appropriate uniform.

12 November 2009

For health and safety reasons it is most important that these shoes are fastened at all times. The College Council is currently considering removing T bar shoes from the school uniform as students persist on wearing them undone which is very unsafe.

15 May 2008

Shoes that are not secured correctly cause slips and falls that result in student injury. The number of students wearing broken shoes is causing us considerable concern. T-Bars that are pushed down at the back and that have broken buckles are very dangerous on our stairs. We ask all families to ensure that the shoes worn to school are in good order and done up correctly