Short skirts at Tintern Grammar

Girls at Tintern Grammar have been warned to watch the length of their summer dresses.


Dresses: girls’ summer dresses will touch the kneecap in a normal stance when a student looks down at their feet. Students will be given a reasonable opportunity to address this if their dress is of an inappropriate length. This will be followed up by Year Level Coordinators.

Winter skirt/pinafore: girls up to Year 5 will wear the winter pinafore. Girls in Year 6 may choose to wear the winter skirt if preferred. Girls in Year 7-12 will wear the winter skirt. The skirt or pinafore will touch the kneecap in a normal stance when a student looks down at their feet. Students will be given a reasonable opportunity to address this if their dress is of an inappropriate length. This will be followed up by Year Level Coordinators.

Under shorts: girls may wear plain black ‘bike shorts’ under their summer dress.

Pants at Ave Maria College

In 2019 Ave Maria College introduced pants to the girl’s winter uniform.


Summer uniform

Striped dress, knee length
Burgundy blazer
White socks, long
Plain black lace-up shoes, to provide bestfoot support and protection • No Buckle or T-bar shoes

Winter uniform

Long sleeved white shirt, as supplied
Striped winter skirt, knee length
Burgundy blazer
College jumper
• Charcoal grey (Years 7-10)
• Marle grey (Years 11-12)

Black stockings / Tights
• minimum 40 denier
• socks must not be worn with the Winter Skirt
College grey pants (optional, winter only)

June 2019

I used to HATE having to wear a dress in winter, so ridiculous. And that kilt from years ago was so itchy, it was a nightmare. Teachers were never forced to wear skirts as women so why is it forced on young women to wear skirts. You can be a lady and a woman in pants too

no more stockings

I’m still itchy from that fkn kilt!

I remember getting a lunch time detention coz i wore my sports uniform on a day i didn’t have sport or drama – not everyone loves a cold southerly breeze during winter.

Not to mentioned when your time of the month came and you just wanted pants instead of having to wear shorts under your dress to avoid embarrassment!

I wore the old sports uniform just so i could wear the pants .. my daily task was avoiding Mr Hoy in the walkways.

I remember my year level in 2000 having a petition. Good job.


Girls at Haileybury are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear mid-calf plain white socks with their summer dress, and black tights or knee-high socks with their winter uniform.

When Haileybury adopted parallel education, unique and distinctive outfits for girls had to be created.

The School approached the leading designer Geoff Riddell with a brief to complement the style of the boys uniforms, and the results were remarkable.

How well he succeeded, largely working with the colours of magenta, black, white and grey.

The summer dress features the ‘Haileybury stripe’ which is exclusive to us.

The winter fabric, also exclusive to Haileybury, has a very clever design with a stripe that alternates with the winged heart. When the student moves, the pleat opens to show the winged heart.

These outfits have met with widespread approval.

Pants at Mercy College Coburg

Girls at Mercy College Coburg now have the option of wearing pants as part of their winter school uniform.

3 May 2019

Parents are reminded that Term 2 includes the change from summer to the winter uniform. In regards to the new school pants that can replace the tunic, they are now available for purchase from the Uniform Shop and are to be worn with black socks. We appreciate your support on all issues related to uniform and appearance in general.

17 May 2019

Thank you to parents and guardians who, in partnership
with the College, ensure Mercy students wear their
uniform with pride. The transition to our winter uniform
last week was successful and many students are happily
wearing our new Mercy monogrammed black pants.

Lyndhurst Secondary College

Girls at Lyndhurst Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear mid-calf, plain white or navy socks with their summer dress, and navy tights with their winter uniform.


College Uniform

– Dress (summer) – Blue checked gingham, white collar and cuffs with navy piping dress
– Skirt (winter) – Blue check College skirt
– Navy polo shirt with College logo – short/long sleeve
– Navy V-neck woollen jumper with College logo
– Navy tights
– White or navy socks (plain)
– Black leather, polishable school shoes
– Hair ribbons in College colours of navy or white
– Head scarves (Hijabs) plain navy or white

Please note shoe requirements:

Students at Lyndhurst Secondary College are required to wear black leather, polishable school shoes. Boots, ankle boots, slip on, zipped, canvas, suede, ballet style are not acceptable.

Killester College switch to black shoes

The school uniform at Killester College was once known for brown t-bars and fawn tights. But since joining the ever growing list of schools that has banned t-bars in 2011, they are now also ditching brown shoes.


Black shoes are to be lace-ups only. No T bars allowed. Navy tights/socks to only be worn with black shoes. Fawn tights/socks to only be worn with brown shoes. Students have 12 months to accommodate any uniform changes.


White Knee High sock – Navy & Sky stripes


Navy Knee High sock – Sky stripes
Navy Opaque Tights

Black leather lace-up school shoes

Kew High School

Girls at Kew High School are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear mid-calf, plain white socks with their summer dress, and black tights with their winter uniform.

Summer Option 1

– Grey college shorts or grey school trousers

Summer Option 2

– Red check summer dress worn mid-thigh length or below

Winter Option 1

– Grey school trousers

Winter Option 2

– Grey skirt worn mid-thigh length
– White long sleeve school shirt
– Plain black tights OR black sock (no logo) NOT BOTH

All seasons

– White or black socks
– Black leather polishable lace up or T-bar school shoes (no platforms or heels)
– Maroon V-neck woollen school jumper (Yr.7-10) optional
– Black woollen V-neck school jumper (VCE only) optional
– School blazer

New uniform at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College

In 2019 a new trans-seasonal uniform was introduced at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College. A new blue pinstripe pattern was introduced on the summer dress and winter skirt, along with the option of pants or shorts, and a new sky blue jumper.

All students can elect to wear the new uniform from 2019, and all Year 7 2019 students are required to wear the new uniform only. Combinations of the new and old uniform are not allowed, and the old uniform may not be worn after December 2021.


For the past two years the College has worked with a steering committee to design a new student uniform. The committee comprised of parents, students and staff. We are excited to launch our new uniform with our new Year 7 students in 2019.

It was crucial that the new uniform would be comfortable to wear and would address some of the concerns that students have with the current uniform and the possibility of students having more flexibility and choice to cater for different body shapes, body temperatures and different activities was another strong consideration. Additionally, we wanted a uniform that gave students real choice. Our uniform is comfortable and allows movement and more opportunity to be active at recess and lunchtime with the inclusion of shorts or trousers.

The uniform has been designed to be trans-seasonal, that is, we will no longer have a set winter or summer uniform. Rather, we have provided students a choice of either wearing trousers, shorts, dress, shirt or skirt. All students wearing the new uniform are expected to wear black leather lace-up shoes. No skate style shoes or black runners are permitted. Students enrolling in the College at any year level in 2019 are not permitted to wear any items from the previous academic uniform.

Students wearing the academic shorts, dress or skirt must wear the College white socks with the blue band that can be purchased from the Uniform Shop. Students can either wear a long or short sleeve school shirt.

Students who would like to wear the College dress or skirt can either wear the College white socks with the blue bland or navy tights. The skirt or dress must be hemmed to the knee.