Winter kilts at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College

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.

August 2006

http://www.mfgsc.vic.edu.au/documents/Information/html/DressCode.htm

The length of winter kilts should be knee to mid calf.

The length of summer dresses should be knee to mid thigh.

May 2011

http://mfgsc.vic.edu.au/news/newsletter/2011/Newsletter04.pdf

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.

May 2014

http://mfgsc.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/23-May-2014-Uniform.pdf

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.

June 2014

http://mfgsc.vic.edu.au/newsletter-no-5-13th-june-2014/

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.

December 2015

http://mfgsc.vic.edu.au/documents/2015/UNIFORM_POLICY_2015.pdf

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
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Is North Geelong Secondary College stealing their new uniform?

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.

August 2010

http://ngscgossip.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/is-north-geelong-stealing.html

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.

New uniform at MFGSC

In 2015 Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College in Geelong introduced a new school uniform. The existing blue, red and white colours were retained, as was the tartan pattern used on the winter skirt. However the school logo on the blazer and jumper was simplified, a white blouse replaced the previous blue, and a new summer dress design introduced, reusing the tartan pattern seen on the winter skirt.

November 2013

The school uniform – both the quality of it and the wearing of it – has been an issue raised by students, teachers and parents as something for us to focus on in the immediate future. The way the uniform is worn, rightly or wrongly, is how many in our local community judge our school. When the uniform is worn well, people consider the discipline and learning in a school to be of high quality. We also want our girls to take pride in their school and to learn that observing the professional expectations of organisational life is an important part of building community as well as excellent preparation for future employment.

Given these perceptions and understandings, we plan to review the existing uniform and uniform policy in 2014. Students, parents and teachers will be invited to contribute to this thinking. This will be done in the first half of the year so that changes can be made for the following year. Any changes will be phased in over time so that costs are reduced for parents.

May 2014

Dear Parents

As you will be aware, we are currently reviewing the College uniform and uniform policy. Our Assistant Principal, Ms Fiona Taylor, is leading this process and we thank those of you who have provided us with very helpful and constructive feedback throughout the consultation process.

2015

http://mfgsc.vic.edu.au/about/policies/uniform-policy/

Year 7 Uniform (2015 onwards)

Year 8 -12 Uniform (2015 -2018) Students may wear the uniform outlined below or choose to wear the new school uniform which will be phased into the school over the next 3 years. Combinations of the new and old uniform are not preferred but will be permitted during the transition period

January 2015

The incoming Year 7 students have the new school uniform and it looks very smart. The remainder of the school has three years to transition to the new uniform. In the meantime, there will be a hybrid of the old and the new for these students.

April 2015

All students in the new uniform are now required to have their blazers.

Schoolgirls in high heels

Schoolgirls at a prestigious Victorian secondary college have been told to bring high heels to class for a lesson on walking and deportment.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/girton-grammar-schoolgirls-slam-modern-etiquette-lesson-with-advice-on-walking-in-high-heels/news-story/a5180e7c8085cbd76ea020b746cee3c5

September 1, 2017

Girton Grammar schoolgirls slam modern etiquette lesson with advice on walking in high heels
Monique Hore
Herald Sun

Schoolgirls at a prestigious Victorian college have been told to bring high heels to class for a lesson on walking and deportment.

Girton Grammar hired a consultant to deliver a modern etiquette lesson to VCE students as part of a weekly workshop to prepare them for life after school.

Girls were to be taught “deportment and presentation skills, including how to manage wearing high heels” in a ­female-only session.

But the students dug in their heels over the “demeaning and sexist” request, prompting the school to give it the boot.

Concerned students, who wished to remain anonymous, slammed the school for the outdated lesson.

“This is not 1950, this is 2017,” they said in a letter to the Herald Sun.

“On the one hand, we are being expected to excel at STEM subjects alongside the boys.

“On the other, we are being asked to bring in high heels so that we can learn to work in them.

“It is demeaning and sexist.”

Collective Shout’s Melinda Tankard Reist said the high-heel lesson sent the wrong message.

“It plays into gender stereotypes in the workforce that women are decorative objects tottering around on high heels,” she said.

“Not all women feel comfortable ­wearing high heels, nor should they have to.”

The elite Bendigo school charges up to $13,800 a year.

Headmaster Matthew Maruff said the modern etiquette workshop gave students expert information on “self-conduct in social and work environments”.

He said the advice on walking in high heels was to be dished out after the workshop, not as part of the lesson itself.

“At all times, we encourage our students to speak out respectfully on any issue that concerns them,” he said.

“In this instance, we were very glad that two students let us know that they felt uncomfortable being asked to bring high heels to school as part of the modern etiquette session. Several students did elect to seek advice related to wearing high heels after the session and the school was happy to support these students in that choice.”

The consultant, believed to be the mother of a student who graduated last year, did not return calls for comment.

T-bar school shoes in the woodwork room

Many schools require closed toe leather shoes in technology workshops for occupational health and safety reasons. But for this schoolgirl, wearing t-bar school shoes into woodwork class was no problem.

Special Clothing

Special protective clothing such as an apron is essential for practical subjects including Art, Foods and Technology. A hair restraint must be worn whenever a student is working with or near machinery. Students wearing runners, T-bar school shoes or jewellery will not be admitted to a technology workshop, as they are safety hazards. It is stressed that the technology workshops must satisfy strict industrial requirements in matters concerning occupational health and safety. Students are required to bring safety glasses and ear muffs to technology classes, and may also need their safety glasses in practical science classes.

Short skirts at St Columba’s College

Girls at St Columba’s College, Essendon have been warned that short skirts are not acceptable.

June 2017

http://www.columba.vic.edu.au/news/June-16-2017-St-Columba-s-Day-Uniform-and-Attendance-

The College has noticed an increase in the number of students not wearing their uniform properly. We have also noticed that winter skirt lengths have shortened as the term has progressed and students have grown.

Can I ask that parents have a conversation with their daughter regarding uniform regulations and College expectations outlined on page 11 of the College Planner. We ask for your support and assistance in rectifying uniform issues.

September 2017

http://www.columba.vic.edu.au/news/September-01-2017-Uniform-PIN

Our aim as a College is that all students arrive in the morning in correct uniform, unfortunately, this is not always the case.

This year we have seen a marked improvement in students wearing their blazer to and from school. However, the winter skirt length is still an issue as students are rolling up their skirt to make it shorter. The winter skirt must be worn knee length. The definition of knee length is the bottom of the winter skirt reaches the knee cap when a student is standing. If your daughter’s hem has been cut previously and no longer has a hem available to lower please organise a replacement.

We ask you, as parents, to support the College in this issue. Parents are asked to contact their daughter’s House Leader if they have any concerns.

New uniform at King David School

King David School introduced their current school uniform in mid 2012. An 18 month transition period followed, finishing at the end of the 2013 school year. The old style uniforms were collected and donated to a school in Africa.

http://www.kds.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/Information-Hand-Book-201213.pdf

January 2012

Appendix K – Uniform Policy & Information

Please note that the School Uniform is being redeveloped and the new uniform will be launched in the second part of the year. The phase in period will be 18 months.

https://remote.kds.vic.edu.au/uploads/inspirations/December%202012%20REV.pdf

December 2012

The second half of 2012 has seen the fruition of over 2 years of work by the members of the uniform committee with the introduction of the new uniform. The new uniform is consistent with the values of the School. It is modern, comfortable and emphasises gender equity.

A planning committee was set up, comprising parents, teaching staff, senior management and a consultant. Feedback about uniform preferences were canvassed from parents and students and taken into account in the design of the new uniforms.

The new uniform is smart and fits the profile of the direction in which The King David School is heading through this next chapter. Modern and with clean lines, the new uniform hopes to reflect a sense of pride about being a King David student.

This has been a big undertaking and the process has been supported by the uniform shop manager. A big thank-you to the uniform committee and for hours and hours of ongoing work.

Students have until the end of 2013 to transition out of the old uniform, after which all students will be required to wear only the new uniform. We know our students will wear the new uniform with pride.

https://remote.kds.vic.edu.au/uploads/inspirations/July%202012.pdf

July 2012

The Ducere Foundation together with King David are helping the plight of some of the poorest children. Old school uniforms will be donated to a primary school in Zambia. Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world and has the highest concentration of orphans in the world. The majority of the population live on less than $2 a day.

Posters have been put up on all campuses as well as collection bins to facilitate collection of the old uniforms. The King David Parents’ Association who run the Uniform Shop will also donate the brand new, unsold uniforms that are no longer needed as we transition into our new uniform.