Ferny Grove State High School

Girls at Ferny Grove State High School in Brisbane, Queensland wear brown lace-up school shoes with their uniform. They wear short mid-brown socks with their skirt, with dark brown stockings an option during winter months.

https://fernygroveshs.eq.edu.au/Supportandresources/Formsanddocuments/Documents/Policies/uniform-policy-updated-may-2017.pdf

May 2017

Girls’ Uniform

– Peppermint green blouse with bottle green collar and matching bottle green buttons and piping
– Bottle green skirt – knee length
– Bottle green tie is encouraged and required for formal occasions
– Mid-brown socks
– Brown lace-up hard leather standard school shoes and short mid-brown socks. Please note that jogging shoes with brown leather uppers or suede shoes are not acceptable.
– Please note that the P&C is currently investigating a Girls Formal Shorts option. Until this has been finalised girls are able to wear the Boys Formal Shorts if they wish.

Winter additions
– School jumper or school blazer
– Tailored bottle green slacks
– Dark brown stockings

Accessories
– Tie – bottle green to match trims on shirt (optional)
– Green school scarf
– School badge (optional)
– Girls’ hair accessories

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Sent home for the wrong school shoes

Students at The Gap State High School in Brisbane, Queensland have been sent home from school for wearing the wrong kind of black lace-up leather school shoes.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-30/brisbane-students-face-detention-over-new-heel-height-rules/9373592

30 Jan 2018

Brisbane school students face detention if shoe heel too high or low.

Dozens of parents from a Brisbane high school have taken to social media to vent their anger about new uniform requirements that could see their children sent to detention for having the wrong-sized heel on their black leather school shoes.

Students at The Gap State High School (GSHS) have been told they must wear black leather lace-up school shoes, which have a heel no greater than 20 millimetres and no lower than 5 millimetres.

Karen Bishop, who has a daughter in Year 11, said the rule was “utterly ridiculous” and that she wasn’t aware of the height requirement before buying new shoes for this school year.

“My daughter has a perfectly good brand new pair of black leather shoes for school yet it seems they don’t comply! I’ve just paid $350 for a resource scheme and just don’t have the funds for compliant shoes. Just give my child an education please,” she posted on Facebook.

The school has issued pictures of what shoes comply, along with an endorsement for a retailer selling the footwear.

Students have been warned they risk consequences for flouting the new rules, including after school and lunchtime detentions.

GSHS’s uniform policy is available on the school website and only states all students are required to “wear black laced-up leather college school shoes of plain conventional design”.

A Department of Education spokesman said the student dress codes reflect school community standards and balance the rights of individual students with the best interests of the whole school community.

“In the last weeks of term 4 2017 the student dress code issues were raised during a full school assembly advising the student body of the school’s expectations and students were to make arrangements to get ready for next year.

“Together with this assembly, the following four weekly newsletters to families contained the Dress Code Guide for Parents.”

The spokesman added: “Appropriate action, as designated by the school leadership team, may be taken if a student deliberately ignores the school dress code. The school remains committed to working with families to find the best solution regarding uniform issues.”

Parents have been advised to attend the next GSHS P&C meeting on the February 12 to voice their concerns about the new school uniform policy.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-06/brisbane-high-school-students-detention-over-wrong-shoes/9397134

6 Feb 2018

Education Minister backs Brisbane school sending 100 students to detention over shoes

Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace is backing a Brisbane school that is handing out detentions to students who do not have the correct heel on their school shoes.

The Gap State High School (TGSHS) in Brisbane’s west yesterday issued detention to about 100 students for not wearing the correct school uniform.

Last week, parents from TGSHS took to social media to vent their anger about uniform requirements which would see their children sent to detention for having the wrong-sized heel on their school shoes.

This week the school took action, with parents and students claiming hundreds of students were given detention for wearing banned shoes or a non-compliant uniform.

The school has directed students to wear black leather lace up school shoes, which have a heel, no greater than 20 millimetres and no lower than 5 millimetres.

It has even issued pictures of what shoes comply, along with an endorsement for a retailer selling the footwear.

One student said: “Today I was one of the students up at the office for having leather Nike shoes on, the girl next to me had the correct black leather lace up shoes however, was sent up to the office as her heel was just over the 3cm mark.”

The Gap State High School

Girls at The Gap State High School in Brisbane, Queensland are required to wear black lace-up school shoes with their uniform.

https://thegapshs.eq.edu.au/Supportandresources/Formsanddocuments/Documents/Uniform%20Shop/uniform-information.pdf

Day Uniform—Girls

Years 8 to 10

– School skirt. To be worn below the knee or skorts.
– White Blouse with bottle green trim.
– Short white socks, beige or black stockings
– Bottle green, black or white only headbands
– Black leather lace up shoes
– Formal School Hat (optional)

Years 11 and 12

– School skirt. To be worn below the knee or skorts.
– White Blouse and School tie
– Short white socks, beige or black stockings
– Bottle green, black or white only headbands
– Black leather lace up shoes
– Formal School Hat (optional)

Winter Additions

– V-neck bottle green woollen jumper or
– V-neck bottle green vest or
– Bottle green sweatshirts or
– Bottle Green and White Jacket (Sport Representatives only)
– Optional Bottle Green Scarf for Girls and Boys
– Blazer is option for Years 11 and 12 only
– Year 12 only: a Blazer is a requirement for students elected to Executive Leadership
positions.

Victorian monopoly on Harrison shoes

Shoes and Sox is a chain of shoe shops with stores all around Australia. But for their back to school sale, only the one state will have Harrison shoes in stock.

They offer plenty of options Clarks lace-up school shoes. But the Harrison Indy II is available in Victoria only.

And the same story on the Mary Jane page. The Harrison Indiana II is another Victoria-only shoe.

Ballarat schoolgirls sent home for wearing short dresses

Schoolgirls wearing short skirts and the teachers who police them. A story as old as school uniforms!

http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/2949189/ballarat-schoolgirls-sent-home-for-short-dresses/

March 2015

Dozens of female students at Ballarat Secondary College were sent home on Monday from the Wendouree campus for their dresses being too short.

Parents say the school has lost sight of bigger issues, and argued they could not make the changes only a week after a letter was sent out to parents.

Year 10 students Miss B, Miss H and Miss G were among the girls sent home.

Miss B said she attended first period, when at recess she was told to get her belongings, was sent to the front office and told to go home.

“I wasn’t embarrassed, but I was angry. I’ve been here since year 7 and I’ve been a good student – yet I was sent home for something like this,” Miss B said.

“It shouldn’t be up to a male teacher to say that a student’s dress is too short”

Parent Mrs G said there needed to be stronger communication.

She said there was no way parents could adhere to the new rules overnight and that there needed to be a transition phase.

“It’s destroying our children’s education. They’re not letting them learn because of the length of their dresses,” Mrs G said.

“It shouldn’t be up to a male teacher to say that a student’s dress is too short.”

Mrs G’s daughter was told to unpick the hem on her dress a few weeks ago, only to be sent home on Monday with her dress still too short.

“It’s really tacky. I have to wear a dress unhemmed,” Emma said.

Mrs G said her daughter was sent home with another dress, which she could not afford to buy and her daughter did not want to wear because it had holes and buttons missing.

“A new dress is $79 from Lowes. We can’t all afford to buy new dresses every six months. I’m a single mother and I have three other children,” she said.

Ballarat Secondary College principal Rick Gervasoni, who started at the school last year, said he had asked that school uniform policy be enforced.

“These are rules we’ve had for a long time, well before I started, that covers all aspects of the uniform approved by school council.”

He said regulations stipulated that dresses be knee-length.

“Uniform gives a sense of identity and pride. It sets the tone for the day and gives a strong connection to the school.

“All schools in Ballarat have a uniform policy.”

Mr Gervasoni said a small number of students were sent home on Monday, after a period of communication with students and parents.

“Students have been spoken to over a period of time about what’s expected,”he said.

“We’re working with parents to make sure the policy is implemented, and supporting parents who couldn’t readily access more uniforms.”

He said all parents of students who were sent home were contacted and the school was working to resolve the issue.

“We don’t want students missing school,” he said.

Uniform policies are wide-spread across Ballarat, with most schools enforcing a knee-length rule for both summer dresses and winter skirts.