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

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.

Unacceptable school shoes at MFGSC

Girls at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College wear white socks with their summer dresses, and either blue socks or tights with their winter kilts. They have been reminded to wear black leather school shoes and the correct socks.

Unacceptable school shoes for MFGSC students

May 2011

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

School shoes have greatly improved in their appearance this year. The College Council has determined that flat ballet shoes are not to be worn to school. The College Planner states that shoes must be ‘black leather school shoes (or black T bar style).’

May 2014

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

Summer Uniform
Lightweight plain white or navy blue socks
Black leather school shoes (or black T bar style)

Winter Uniform
Plain white or navy blue socks or navy tights
Black leather school shoes (or black T bar style)

Incorrect shoes and socks.
While the T-bars are correct uniform they need to be clean and in good repair.

No canvas shoes, Chuck Taylors, or funny coloured socks!

December 2015

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

The following are not permitted:

  • Wearing of leggings and pants under school dress or skirt/kilt
  • Shoes that are scuffed or broken – students will be required to repair shoes and polish them
  • Black, ripped or lacey tights
  • Ankle lace up boots
  • Socks worn over the top of tights – Students will be asked to remove socks