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.

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MacRob schoolgirls fret about short skirts

Summer uniform at Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School consists of a checked dress, plus a blazer and jumper. These girls have shared some tips on how long their dress should be, ways to make it shorter, and ingenious ways to prevent the boys from Melbourne High sneaking a peek under it on windy days. 😉

http://friendsatmacrob.tumblr.com/post/113766549882/hey-thanks-for-your-help-about-the-skirt-length-i

16 March 2015

Q: Hey thanks for your help about the skirt length. I guess it was only when it was windy and my skirt was blowing up that I felt was indecent as my shorts were visible. Uniform is comfortable for me but from your experiences is there anything else that could be more comfortable, eg substitutes for shorts or just anything generally that you have learnt about uniform over the years that you could pass down. Thanks so much :):) xx love your work fam

A:

Hey anon,

I totally get what you mean. I tend to wear bike shorts under my dress which come to about mid-thigh, so longer than boy shorts but can’t be seen below the hemline of the dress normally. If it’s windy and your skirt blows up but you’re wearing shorts, don’t worry about being indecent, it’s not! It’s very decent 🙂

That’s probably it, you’ll find you get used to wearing the uniform soon enough.

Love FAM

PS If anyone is reading this and thinking ‘oh no I don’t wear shorts under my dress!’ don’t worry, it’s just about what you feel comfortable with. Most girls prefer to wear shorts or something like it under their dresses because it feels more comfortable, but you don’t have to!

http://friendsatmacrob.tumblr.com/post/119021422032/in-terms-of-dresses-how-short-is-too-short

15 May 2015

Q: In terms of dresses, how short is too short?

A: Hello anon,

If you look in your school planner, there should be a section on school uniform and how to wear it. Usually the shortest you can get away with is mid-thigh (that might be cutting it a bit too fine). To be honest, girls do have their dresses way higher than that and really, if your skirt is shorter than your blazer – i think we can deem it ‘too short’.

Check out our #macrobuniform tag to see more questions on uniform: http://friendsatmacrob.tumblr.com/tagged/macrobuniform/

Love, FAM

http://friendsatmacrob.tumblr.com/post/163399994067/hey-guys-thanks-so-much-for-answering-all

25 July 2017

Q: Hey guys!!!! Thanks so much for answering all these questions for us the next gen! Just wanted to know what would you reckon is an appropriate dress/skirt length? From observation some girls wear it really short and others maybe below the knee, so what’s the “norm.” Is it ok to be a bit less conservative when we aren’t in the school environment, for example like the junior social or something? How much leg are we allowed to show and should we wear an extra layer like shorts underneath? ty! x

A: Hi love,

In terms of “proper” skirt length, the uniform guide at the front of the diary says just above the knee. Outside of the uniform though you should feel free to where you’re skirt at whatever length you feel comfortable in, whether that be longer or shorter. Wearing shorts is a good idea if you’re worried about the length being too short or the skirt flipping up (say in the wind or when sitting down), and can often make doing something more physical easier.

And we’re glad we’re helping! Thanks for sending in the nice message 🙂

Love,

FAM xx

http://friendsatmacrob.tumblr.com/post/165210846927/term-4-is-coming-up-ahh-my-summer-dress-is-sooo

11 September 2017

Q: term 4 is coming up. AHH my summer dress is sooo long and my parents won’t let me take it up. HOW CAN I SHRINK IT?!?!

A: Hi there,

You could always hemm it up yourself, or, you could iron it so it’s shorter then put safety pins to keep it there.

Hopefully this helps!

Love, FAM xx

King David School

Girls at King David School Armadale are permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform but must keep them buckled up. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and navy blue socks or tights with their winter skirt.

https://remote.kds.vic.edu.au/Uploads/School%20Policies/Uniform%20Policy%20and%20Guidelines.pdf

May 2017

Girl’s Academic Uniform

Summer:

– Dress
– Shirt – pale blue short/ long sleeved
– Pants – navy blue pinstripe
– Vest or Pullover
– Socks – Plain white knee-high socks. No ankle or sport socks allowed

Winter:

– Girls may wear either the school skirt or pants.
– Skirt – navy blue pinstripe
– Shirt – pale blue short/long sleeved
– Pants – navy blue pinstripe
– Vest or Pullover
– Navy Tights or knee-high navy blue socks with skirts. Navy short socks with pants (no ankle socks).
– Hair accessories – navy ribbon

Black leather standard school shoes – max. 3cm heel. Black T-Bars are permitted, but must remain buckled at all times. Prep-Year 5 students may wear Velcro black leather shoes. Mary Jane style is acceptable.

T-bar school shoes at Spendless Shoes

Spendless Shoes stocks their own range of t-bar style school shoes – under the Cativo, Obsessed and Everflex brand names.

All three brands of school shoe come in the same boxes, and look much the same except for the name on the sole.

Cativo ‘Georgia’ is their high-shine t-bar school shoe for senior girls.

Their senior girls school range range also includes the Everflex ‘Zadow’ t-bar in matte leather, and the Everflex ‘Olive’ laceup.

The Spendless Shoes junior girls range includes the Obsessed ‘Jilly’ high-shine t-bar, and the Obsessed ‘Rachael’ laceup.

School shoes by DCS Uniforms

DCS Uniforms is a Melbourne based supplier of school uniforms. They also sell a range of re-branded Wilde school shoes under their own name.

http://www.dcsuniforms.com.au/school-shoes/

DCS UNIFORMS is a locally owned and operated uniform supplier that has grown significantly through the ability to manufacture and supply quality school uniforms at very competitive prices.

While some items are manufactured overseas we endeavour to manufacture as many garments as possible in Australia supporting local jobs and families. Our growth has been steady.

DCS Jenny – Girls T-Bar School Shoe Black Smooth Full Leather

DCS Jenny – Girls T-Bar School Shoe Black Hi Shine Full Leather

DCS Jezra – Girls Laceup School Shoe Black Smooth Leather

DCS Jade – Girls Leather Mary Jane School Shoe

Gro-Shu Trinity t-bar school shoes

The Harrison Idaho t-bar is a classic design copied many times. The ‘Trinity’ by Gro-Shu is another school shoe to follow in the same footsteps.

Roc Toledo t-bar school shoe

Many companies have been inspired by the design of the original ‘Harrison’ shoe. One of them is the ‘Toledo’ by Roc Shoes of Australia.