Notre Dame College, Shepparton banning t-bars

Girls at Notre Dame College in Shepparton were banned from wearing t-bar school shoes from 2019. They wear black shoes and grey socks with both their summer and winter uniforms, with grey tights an option in winter.

January 2018

Black polishable traditional supportive school shoes which are fully enclosed and solid with a heel.

T-Bar school shoes which are black, polishable, traditional, supportive and solid with a heel, while acceptable are not fully enclosed and CANNOT be worn in the Technology Centre when undertaking practical classes.

T-Bar school shoes ARE NOT permitted for Year 7 students in 2018. They will NOT be accepted for any student from 2019.


Catherine McAuley College, Bendigo

Girls at Catherine McAuley College in Bendigo are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. In summer they wear them with navy socks with a gold and white band, and a winter with navy tights.

November 2017

Girls Summer Uniform

Navy/gold/white/charcoal strip dress with white collar and cuff (on the knee length)

Charcoal straight leg

Short Sleeve

Navy with gold and white band

Dark navy with logo

Girls Winter Uniform

Navy with gold/white/charcoal stripe and crossover collar

Navy with gold/white/charcoal stripe and crossover collar

Long Sleeve

Navy/gold/white/charcoal strip (on the knee length)

Charcoal straight leg

Navy with gold stripe

Navy (with skirt)

Navy (with pants)

Black leather shoes. No runner style black shoes.

January 2018

The College has received a number of calls regarding school shoes. Please be advised of the following:

Black lace up shoes for both boys and girls, girls are also permitted to wear black t-bar style footwear. No runner style black shoes.

January 2018

T-bars are OK! Our top back-to-school enquiries are about school shoes. Uniform requirements are black lace up shoes for both boys and girls; girls can also wear black t-bar style shoes. (No runner style shoes please.)

Things You’ll Only Get If You Grew Up In Geelong

23 Things You’ll Only Get If You Grew Up In Geelong – I bet you never won a game against South Barwon either. By Courtney Gould from Buzzfeed Australia.

You were always confused as to why the schools in Geelong had long-ass kilts.

When all Melbourne girls had short skirts.

If You Did These Things At School You’re Definitely Australian

Nothing more Aussie than stuck in the mud and pizza rounders – by Jemima Skelley from BuzzFeed Australia.

Hit up Clark’s at the beginning of every school year

Left your shoes undone because it was “cool”

Cobden Technical School

Girls at Cobden Technical School were banned from wearing t-bar school shoes in 2018. They wear black shoes and black socks with both their summer and winter uniforms.

February 2018

Shoes must be sturdy and safe for participation in classes, and for this reason, we insist on leather shoes. For girls, lace up shoes have replaced the T-bar shoes that leave too much of the foot uncovered.

Lavalla Catholic College

Girls at Lavalla Catholic College in Traralgon are permitted to wear black t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear white coloured knee or ankle socks with their summer dress, and navy tights with their winter skirt.

February 2013


My thanks to those parents and students who organised uniforms, shoes etc. over the holidays so that students could begin the year appropriately. The uniform has a number of functions:
• It shows a sense of belonging to the College
• It removes the pressure to buy a large wardrobe
• Worn properly, it demonstrates respect, both of self and for others.

To avoid the inconvenience of having to collect your son or daughter from school or to bring in a uniform item, please work with them to ensure that they wear the uniform correctly.

Please be aware that unbuckled shoes are an OHS issue, broken buckles will need to be repaired or replaced.

Gender neutral uniforms at Northcote High School

Northcote High School has a gender neutral uniform policy. Boys and girls permitted to wear their choice of shorts, pants or dress in summer; and shorts, pants or skirt in winter; along with laceup, t-bar or mary jane school shoes.

October 2016


o Grey slacks or shorts
o Mauve, crested long or short sleeved shirt
o Crested navy jumper
o Blazer
o Black leather shoes
o Black Business socks
o School tie (optional)

o Striped dress

o Check grey skirt with crested white shirt
o Black tights or socks

Summer uniform options.

Winter uniform options.

School shoe options.