Spotted on Reddit via /r/AccidentalCamouflage.
Girls at Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School are allowed to wear black t-bar or laceup shoes with their school uniform, but not other types.
15 May 2009
Black lace-up leather school shoes, t-bar sandals may be worn but are not recommended for winter wear. Platform shoes, slip-on shoes or black sneakers are not acceptable
But it doesn’t mean a MacRob girl can’t try on her new platform heels at school.
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.
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.
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)
LACE UP SHOES 2007
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
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’.
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.
Why are t-bar school shoes so popular with Melbourne schoolgirls, and how come are an increasing number of schools removing them from their list of acceptable uniform items? Read on to find out!