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
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Is North Geelong Secondary College stealing their new uniform?

In 2010 North Geelong Secondary College revealed plans for a new school uniform. Students got wind of the plan and accused the school of stealing the uniform design used by another school.

August 2010

http://ngscgossip.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/is-north-geelong-stealing.html

is North Geelong stealing?

well, we all know the rumor that North Geelong is changing their uniform from bland of green,white and brown to something a little spicier, using the color’s red, black and white.
But, is North Geelong, the school of many talents stealing?
The picture above indicates that the uniform that was chosen specifically for ‘NGSC’ is acually, the uniform of another school!!

The students got things half right. The uniform wasn’t stolen from Williamstown High School. But the winter skirt design is the same as Mt Alexander College.

New uniform at Newcomb Secondary College

In 2013 Newcomb Secondary College in Geelong introduced a new school uniform. Green is now the predominant colour. This replaced the brown that once featured alongside.

http://www.newcombsc.vic.edu.au/parents/uniform

With the introduction of the new College uniform in 2013 there was a two year period of grace, during which time students could wear new, old or combination of uniform items. We are now approaching the end of that two year transition period and it is timely to remind all families that students are expected to be wearing the new College uniform for the beginning of the 2015 school year.

Girls uniform

  • Summer dress is a green, blue and white check
  • Tailored navy blue pants or dress shorts
  • New winter skirt will be wash and wear with three box pleats front and back. The colour will be bottle green and navy tartan
  • White collared, button up, straight edge school shirts to be worn with shorts, pants and the winter skirt.
  • Navy Blue Wool blend jumper with College Logo, and bottle green and white stripes on the neck band.
  • Optional Navy Blue Blazer with College Logo and tie (bottle green, navy and white)
  • Black polishable leather or leather look shoes- with laces or buckle. Black skate style shoes may be worn if they are all black, including the laces, with no coloured markings. Slip-on, canvas or ballet style shoes will not be accepted.
  • White knee length or crew socks with summer dress, shorts or skirt
  • Navy blue stockings or tights can be worn with the winter skirt

Schoolgirls in high heels

Schoolgirls at a prestigious Victorian secondary college have been told to bring high heels to class for a lesson on walking and deportment.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/girton-grammar-schoolgirls-slam-modern-etiquette-lesson-with-advice-on-walking-in-high-heels/news-story/a5180e7c8085cbd76ea020b746cee3c5

September 1, 2017

Girton Grammar schoolgirls slam modern etiquette lesson with advice on walking in high heels
Monique Hore
Herald Sun

Schoolgirls at a prestigious Victorian college have been told to bring high heels to class for a lesson on walking and deportment.

Girton Grammar hired a consultant to deliver a modern etiquette lesson to VCE students as part of a weekly workshop to prepare them for life after school.

Girls were to be taught “deportment and presentation skills, including how to manage wearing high heels” in a ­female-only session.

But the students dug in their heels over the “demeaning and sexist” request, prompting the school to give it the boot.

Concerned students, who wished to remain anonymous, slammed the school for the outdated lesson.

“This is not 1950, this is 2017,” they said in a letter to the Herald Sun.

“On the one hand, we are being expected to excel at STEM subjects alongside the boys.

“On the other, we are being asked to bring in high heels so that we can learn to work in them.

“It is demeaning and sexist.”

Collective Shout’s Melinda Tankard Reist said the high-heel lesson sent the wrong message.

“It plays into gender stereotypes in the workforce that women are decorative objects tottering around on high heels,” she said.

“Not all women feel comfortable ­wearing high heels, nor should they have to.”

The elite Bendigo school charges up to $13,800 a year.

Headmaster Matthew Maruff said the modern etiquette workshop gave students expert information on “self-conduct in social and work environments”.

He said the advice on walking in high heels was to be dished out after the workshop, not as part of the lesson itself.

“At all times, we encourage our students to speak out respectfully on any issue that concerns them,” he said.

“In this instance, we were very glad that two students let us know that they felt uncomfortable being asked to bring high heels to school as part of the modern etiquette session. Several students did elect to seek advice related to wearing high heels after the session and the school was happy to support these students in that choice.”

The consultant, believed to be the mother of a student who graduated last year, did not return calls for comment.

T-bar school shoes in the woodwork room

Many schools require closed toe leather shoes in technology workshops for occupational health and safety reasons. But for this schoolgirl, wearing t-bar school shoes into woodwork class was no problem.

Special Clothing

Special protective clothing such as an apron is essential for practical subjects including Art, Foods and Technology. A hair restraint must be worn whenever a student is working with or near machinery. Students wearing runners, T-bar school shoes or jewellery will not be admitted to a technology workshop, as they are safety hazards. It is stressed that the technology workshops must satisfy strict industrial requirements in matters concerning occupational health and safety. Students are required to bring safety glasses and ear muffs to technology classes, and may also need their safety glasses in practical science classes.

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.

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