New uniform at Kilbreda College

In 2014 Kilbreda College unveiled an updated school uniform featuring the new colours of charcoal grey and deep maroon. Girls changed to the new uniform during a two year transition period. As part of this change, the school also switched from brown school shoes to black.

The winter uniform features a charcoal grey blazer and jumper with maroon trim, matched with a grey and maroon pinstripe skirt, candy striped shirt, and a crossover tie. The new summer dress has white, grey and maroon stripes.

September 2014

During the transition phase to the new uniform, students are to wear either a complete set of old or new uniform. There is to be no mixing and matching.

There is one exception with respect to footwear. New socks (white) and new shoes (black leather lace up) may be worn with either the old or new summer uniform. New socks (black) or new tights (black) and new shoes (black leather lace ups) may be worn with either the old or new winter uniform.

June 2016

Thank-you to all families and students who consistently meet the College’s expectations with respect to the correct wearing of the summer and winter uniforms. The transition period between old and new uniform has presented its challenges and as always we are grateful for the support that we receive from our families.

School holidays provide time to take stock and tend to the tasks that busy terms sideline. Therefore we encourage all students to review their winter and summer uniforms, ensuring that skirt and dress lengths are no shorter than above the knee, blazers are clean and pressed and shoes polished.

A reminder that all students in Years 7 to 10 are required to wear the new uniform from the beginning of 2017.

Tartan summer dresses at Kilbreda College

In 2004 Kilbreda College, Mentone updated with school uniform to replace their ‘candy striper’ summer dress with an updated green and red pin stripe in a tartan-like pattern, paired with fawn socks and brown school shoes. This dress was then replaced in 2014 by a completely new uniform.

Three eras of Kilbreda College uniform

Kilbreda College in Mentone was founded in 1904 by the Brigidine Sisters. In that time the school uniforms has changed a number of times. Here we see three of them.

  • Classic uniform – pinafore in pinstriped green, paired with a green tie and fawn blouse
  • 2004 uniform – green summer dress with green and red pin stripes in a tartan-like pattern
  • 2014 uniform – candy striped summer dress with white, deep maroon and charcoal grey bands

Three eras of Kilbreda College uniforms

Brown t-bars at Kilbreda College, Mentone

Kilbreda College Mentone banned t-bar school shoes from Term 1, 2007 onwards. Having to wear brown school shoes instead of the more common black, various Harrison lace ups are the most popular, along with the various copycat brands.

March 2006

Buying new school shoes in the holidays? Don’t forget that dark brown lace-ups are now regulation. All girls are expected to be wearing lace-ups in 2007.

April 2006

Please ensure that your daughter’s Winter uniform is
correct before she wears it. This includes brown lace up shoes (when replacing T-bar shoes)

October 2006

In 2005 the College notified parents that parts of the school uniform would be changing in 2007. All students from Years 7-12 are reminded that lace up shoes will be required. This term is the final term for T-bars

November 2006

Keeping Up Appearances – Facing up to Lacing Up
In 2005 the word went out that Kilbreda was changing to lace up shoes. As we approach that dead-line students are attempting to prolong the lives of their T-bar shoes. Electrical tape and masking tape are appearing as students refuse to send their shoes to T-bar heaven. The school is not being well served by students who refuse to consider ‘keeping up appearances’.

February 2007

The staff are grateful to see families who supported our change to lace up shoes. From discussions last year the staff feel it is imperative to insist upon school uniform being worn correctly.