Kyneton Secondary College

Girls at Kyneton Secondary College are not permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and black tights or socks with their winter uniform.



– KSC Dress or Winter Skirt (White socks)
– Black KSC Shorts-(these can be worn for uniform as well as for sports/P.E. classes)
– Black Draw String Pants or Fitted Pants
– KSC Polo Shirt
– KSC Jumper/ Cardigan


– KSC Winter Skirt (Black Tights or socks)
– Black Draw String Pants or Fitted Pants
– Black KSC Shorts–(these can be worn for uniform as well as for sports/P.E. classes)
– KSC polo shirt
– KSC Jumper /Cardigan


Shoes or boots worn as part of the formal school uniform and in all technology, science and art classes must
comply with the following criteria:
– Black polishable hard leather upper
– Be of sturdy construction. (Anything resembling a ballet style shoe or slip on is not acceptable.)
– Fully enclose the foot i.e- No holes or areas not covered by the leather upper.
– No Steel Capped Shoes/Boots
– No runners or canvas shoes

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College

Koo Wee Rup Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear plain white or black socks with their uniform.


Grey Melange College pants (boys) or straight leg grey gabardine pants (girls)
Straight leg navy blue gabardine pants (boys or girls). The ‘Face off’ brand of pants is also acceptable.


Navy blue tailored gabardine shorts or grey tailored school shorts. Shorts must be above the knee in length. Cargo style is not acceptable. ‘Short’ shorts are
not acceptable.


Pleated College tartan, at least knee length


Current College material and pattern


Plain white business/school shirt or the College white polo with embroidered College logo or the College navy blue polo with embroidered College logo. Where students choose to wear a shirt out (not tucked in), it must have a straight edge at the bottom of the shirt.


Navy blue with embroidered College logo can be worn by all students from Years 7 to 12.


Totally black T-bar shoes or totally black leather lace up shoes that must take polish and must have a heel. (Boots, desert boots, black runners and platform shoes are not acceptable. ‘Ballet’ style shoes and ‘Runner style’ shoes are not acceptable.)


Totally black or white socks. No logos or words are allowed. Anklets are not allowed. The height of the socks must be well above the shoes. Socks must be worn with shoes

Pants at Ave Maria College

In 2019 Ave Maria College introduced pants to the girl’s winter uniform.


Summer uniform

Striped dress, knee length
Burgundy blazer
White socks, long
Plain black lace-up shoes, to provide bestfoot support and protection • No Buckle or T-bar shoes

Winter uniform

Long sleeved white shirt, as supplied
Striped winter skirt, knee length
Burgundy blazer
College jumper
• Charcoal grey (Years 7-10)
• Marle grey (Years 11-12)

Black stockings / Tights
• minimum 40 denier
• socks must not be worn with the Winter Skirt
College grey pants (optional, winter only)

June 2019

I used to HATE having to wear a dress in winter, so ridiculous. And that kilt from years ago was so itchy, it was a nightmare. Teachers were never forced to wear skirts as women so why is it forced on young women to wear skirts. You can be a lady and a woman in pants too

no more stockings

I’m still itchy from that fkn kilt!

I remember getting a lunch time detention coz i wore my sports uniform on a day i didn’t have sport or drama – not everyone loves a cold southerly breeze during winter.

Not to mentioned when your time of the month came and you just wanted pants instead of having to wear shorts under your dress to avoid embarrassment!

I wore the old sports uniform just so i could wear the pants .. my daily task was avoiding Mr Hoy in the walkways.

I remember my year level in 2000 having a petition. Good job.

Geelong students embrace pants for school girls

Girls in Geelong are among those ditching the school dress for pants. From the Geelong Advertiser.

14 September 2017

Uniform shouldn’t be Uniform – Geelong Students Embrace Pants for School Girls
Olivia Shying

Geelong girls who have embraced the opportunity to wear pants at school believe all students should be able to wear a uniform they feel comfortable in.

While Education Minister James Merlino is assessing how to enforce a rule in all government schools that would give girls the chance to wear pants, many girls in Geelong are already embracing the freedom to choose.

Most public secondary schools in Geelong have dress and pant options for female students, however girls at the majority of the city’s independent and Catholic schools must wear skirts or dresses.

Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College changed its uniform policy in 2014 to include navy blue pants after receiving a number of requests from students and parents.

Olivia L, 13, wore a skirt for the first term of Year 7 at the all-girls school, before deciding she was more comfortable in pants.

“I went to a co-educational primary school and never wore dresses or skirts. I always wore pants or shorts — it’s who I was and how I feel comfortable,” Olivia said.

“I enjoy having the option to wear pants because it helps me to be myself.” While neither Sacred Heart College, Clonard College nor Geelong Grammar School publicly list shorts or pants as options for female students on their uniform lists, Geelong College changed its policy eight years ago.

Principal Dr Peter Miller said Geelong College introduced pants and shorts for girls of all ages into its uniform policy in 2009. The pants are tailored for females and come in all sizes.

“We believe it is important to cater for individual needs of our students, in their uniforms, academic programs and co-curricular opportunities as best we can,” Dr Miller said.

“Self-esteem issues present many challenges for school aged children, and simple changes to a uniform policy can help make some students feel happier and more comfortable at school.” The Catholic Education Melbourne office confirmed it would not force schools to change their uniform requirements, with a spokesman confirming all Catholic schools determined their own uniform policies.

Mr Merlino said he was assessing options to ensure all girls at government schools had freedom of choice.

“While the vast majority of schools already offer the option of female students wearing shorts of pants, it is something I would expect all government schools to do,” Mr Merlino said.

The Government cannot direct non-government schools to alter their dress codes. But Mr Merlino said while those schools made their own decisions, it was always beneficial if schools opted for dress codes that encouraged female students to engage in physical activity.

Pants at Mercy College Coburg

Girls at Mercy College Coburg now have the option of wearing pants as part of their winter school uniform.

3 May 2019

Parents are reminded that Term 2 includes the change from summer to the winter uniform. In regards to the new school pants that can replace the tunic, they are now available for purchase from the Uniform Shop and are to be worn with black socks. We appreciate your support on all issues related to uniform and appearance in general.

17 May 2019

Thank you to parents and guardians who, in partnership
with the College, ensure Mercy students wear their
uniform with pride. The transition to our winter uniform
last week was successful and many students are happily
wearing our new Mercy monogrammed black pants.

Kew High School

Girls at Kew High School are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear mid-calf, plain white socks with their summer dress, and black tights with their winter uniform.

Summer Option 1

– Grey college shorts or grey school trousers

Summer Option 2

– Red check summer dress worn mid-thigh length or below

Winter Option 1

– Grey school trousers

Winter Option 2

– Grey skirt worn mid-thigh length
– White long sleeve school shirt
– Plain black tights OR black sock (no logo) NOT BOTH

All seasons

– White or black socks
– Black leather polishable lace up or T-bar school shoes (no platforms or heels)
– Maroon V-neck woollen school jumper (Yr.7-10) optional
– Black woollen V-neck school jumper (VCE only) optional
– School blazer

New uniform at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College

In 2019 a new trans-seasonal uniform was introduced at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College. A new blue pinstripe pattern was introduced on the summer dress and winter skirt, along with the option of pants or shorts, and a new sky blue jumper.

All students can elect to wear the new uniform from 2019, and all Year 7 2019 students are required to wear the new uniform only. Combinations of the new and old uniform are not allowed, and the old uniform may not be worn after December 2021.


For the past two years the College has worked with a steering committee to design a new student uniform. The committee comprised of parents, students and staff. We are excited to launch our new uniform with our new Year 7 students in 2019.

It was crucial that the new uniform would be comfortable to wear and would address some of the concerns that students have with the current uniform and the possibility of students having more flexibility and choice to cater for different body shapes, body temperatures and different activities was another strong consideration. Additionally, we wanted a uniform that gave students real choice. Our uniform is comfortable and allows movement and more opportunity to be active at recess and lunchtime with the inclusion of shorts or trousers.

The uniform has been designed to be trans-seasonal, that is, we will no longer have a set winter or summer uniform. Rather, we have provided students a choice of either wearing trousers, shorts, dress, shirt or skirt. All students wearing the new uniform are expected to wear black leather lace-up shoes. No skate style shoes or black runners are permitted. Students enrolling in the College at any year level in 2019 are not permitted to wear any items from the previous academic uniform.

Students wearing the academic shorts, dress or skirt must wear the College white socks with the blue band that can be purchased from the Uniform Shop. Students can either wear a long or short sleeve school shirt.

Students who would like to wear the College dress or skirt can either wear the College white socks with the blue bland or navy tights. The skirt or dress must be hemmed to the knee.

Pants for girls at Tintern Grammar

Girls at Tintern Grammar are now offered the option of wearing pants as part of their winter school uniform.

13 June 2018

Kaitlyn and Emma are staying warm today and debuting our new school pants! These are now available for purchase in the uniform shop.


• All students must wear black polishable lace-up shoes. Girls may alternatively wear black polishable ‘t-bar’ shoes.

Gender neutral summer option:

• Blouse: The girls’ square-tailed blouse with mitre. These summer shirts are worn untucked. The hem should sit at mid-fly, not sitting above the top of the shorts nor lower than the crotch line.
• Shorts: Girls may wear the dark blue, uniform shorts as the lower body garment with the summer uniform shirt as an alternative to the summer dress.

Girls – Winter

• If the girls’ school trousers are preferred to the skirt or pinafore, girls must wear black lace up shoes. T-bar shoes are not permitted with the trousers.