Lyndale Secondary College

Girls at Lyndale Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and black socks or black tights with their winter uniform.

http://lyndale.vic.edu.au/beyond-the-classroom/uniform/

SUMMER

• Lyndale SC summer dress
• Shorts or grey stretch trousers with white cotton school shirt with logo or white cotton long sleeve shirt and school tie
• Lyndale SC blazer
• Lyndale SC jumper
• White knee high/ankle socks (stockings are not to be worn with the summer dress)
• Female students wearing a hi-jab may wear black tights/stockings under their summer dress

WINTER

• Lyndale SC winter skirt, or grey stretch trousers
• White cotton school shirt with logo or white cotton long sleeve shirt and school tie
• Lyndale SC blazer
• Lyndale SC jumper
• Black knee high socks or black stockings
• Black T-Bar or Black Leather Lace Up Shoes

SHOES

• We will not accept Platform, Buckle, Soft-Slip, Skate Board shoes, Boots, Runners, Sneakers, Suede or Suede Leather Shoes.
• Shoes must be sturdy and ensure safety. School shoes must have a low heel.
• Parents should not automatically assume that all footwear that is black and leather is acceptable. When in doubt please contact the College for clarification prior to purchase.
• “Suitable footwear must be worn at all times in Practical areas. Such footwear must be in good condition, and the tops must be fully enclosed”

Forest Hill College

– Girls at Forest Hill College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and black socks or black tights with their winter uniform.

http://www.fhc.vic.edu.au/our-college/college-uniform/

Summer Uniform

– Navy College jacket with logo*
– Navy V-neck jumper with college logo
– College Summer Dress*
OR
– Navy pleated shorts with the navy college polo shirt*
OR
– Short sleeved white shirt (preferred with tie)
– White socks (above the ankle)

Winter Uniform

– Navy College weather jacket with logo*
– Navy V-neck jumper with college logo
– College Winter Skirt*
– College approved navy trousers*
– Long sleeved white shirt with tie*
OR
– Navy college polo shirt*
– Navy blue tights with navy blue socks if required

http://www.fhc.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Uniform-policy-WEB.pdf

All students are required to wear shoes that are consistent with College Council expectations of black leather lace up/buckle up shoes as pictured in the uniform guidelines.

Canvas slip on shoes, ballet flats and the like are NOT acceptable shoes for school. Shoes must have no greater than 2cm heel.

Gilmore College for Girls

Girls at Gilmore College for Girls are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and white or navy socks or blue tights with their winter uniform.

https://www.gilmorecollegeforgirls.vic.edu.au/uniforms/

SUMMER UNIFORM

*Dress, shorts, trousers or long skirt (Muslim) with:
*College blazer or navy blue woollen jumper
*College white school shirt
*White socks with dress and shorts,
OR
navy socks with long skirt or trousers.
*White or navy blue head scarf
*Black leather school shoes

WINTER UNIFORM

Winter skirt, trousers or long skirt (Muslim) with
*College blazer or navy blue woollen jumper
*College white school shirt
*Blue tights or white socks with winter skirt
OR
navy socks with long skirt or trousers.
*White or navy blue head scarf
*Black leather school shoes

The college blazer was introduced in 2015.

Girls’ school shoes are hobbling their chances in life

Are tlimsy, open-topped shoes marketed to little girls telling them they aren’t meant to be physically active? From The Guardian.

11 Septmber 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/11/school-shoes-girls-boys-hobbling-life-chances-flimsy-sturdy-sexism-gender

Last week, like many parents, I walked into a shoe shop to buy my daughter some school shoes. Outside it was raining, and all I wanted was a nice, stylish, practical pair of shoes for my daughter to start the new school year.

We went over to the girls’ section and, as usual, found 25 pairs of Mary Jane or ballet pump style shoes. Just five pairs of shoes on display actually covered the whole of a girl’s foot.

Out on the street adult women wore shoes that protected their feet from the heavy rain, but on the school run little girls stomped along with half covered feet, grey tights darkening in the damp.

Forget all the rowing about “gender neutral” and boys wearing dresses; whether you are ideologically invested in your daughters’ footwear and clothing or not (and by that I mean concerned by the evidence that shows overly gendered influences hold back girls in Stem subjects and beyond), surely we all just want our kids’ feet to be warm and dry?

Think about it. Boys have sturdy shoes that cover their whole foot and are suitable for running, climbing and adventuring. Girls have Mary Janes that are suitable for … a party. (A party where you get soggy feet if it rains.) And this is the picture up and down the country. It’s insane. We’re pumping millions of pounds into trying to get girls active – the brilliant This Girl Can campaign cost £10m – and yet every damn day we’re sending them out in school shoes that they cannot be properly active in.

And then we wonder why only one in 10 of all 14-year-old girls do the right amount of exercise to be healthy, or why 2 million fewer 14- to 40-year-old women than men play sport regularly. Sport England’s research that led to This Girl Can revealed that 75% of women want to be more active but that fear of judgment by others is the primary barrier holding them back from participating in sport.

Where does this judgment come from? I think I know. Because I already see it rearing its ugly little head at my five-year-old daughter. She’s already being told that “football’s for boys” – she can see that in the shoe shop where the football motifs only appear in the boys’ section – and she’s well used to the colour coding and messaging telling her which toys/activities/careers/hobbies she should be interested in according to her sex. It is good to see retailers such as John Lewis and Clarks beginning to redress some of this in their labelling, but as long as the products themselves remain so gendered it’s all just decoration on a big old sexist cake.

It’s no surprise how that translates in the playground – with girls rarely playing ball games at lunchtime – or PE lessons and after-school sports clubs, where coaches complain that boys won’t pass girls the ball, or girls are reluctant to attend. Education specialists describe school playgrounds being dominated by boys playing active games, while girls occupy the outer edges of the space, taking up less physical room. This at a developmental stage where boys and girls are still the same size. It’s the childhood precursor to “manspreading” and all that it symbolises.

Of course discussing the gendered state of clothes and toys is seen as ideological brainwashing, loony leftism taken a step too far. But the reality is that toys and clothes in the 21st century are more gendered now than they were for my generation growing up in the early 1980s. In the Sears catalogue advertisements from 1975, for example, less than 2% of toys were explicitly marketed to either boys or girls.

Why? It all comes down to profit. Why sell one box of Lego when you can sell two just by gendering the colours and themes on the box. In Jacques Peretti’s excellent BBC documentary The Men Who Made Us Spend (2014), he examined the way in which children are increasingly targeted by marketers as mini consumers – with the average British child seeing 10,000 TV adverts a year. Any parent who’s ever sat through just one ad break on a children’s channel will be able to tell you that it’s the most explicitly gendered thing you’ve ever seen – with boys and girls typically appearing separately, in a whirl of pink and high-pitched voices or blue with a backdrop of angry guitar music.

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Why does this matter? All the studies tell us that being physically active is good for our children, in particular for girls who frequently struggle with body image issues and self-confidence. Sport and exercise have the power to change our daughters’ lives – bringing enhanced career opportunities, biting back at the gender pay gap, and boosting their self esteem. Who wouldn’t want that for their kids?

This morning my daughter told me that she doesn’t want to wear trousers to school any more because they’re “for boys”. Other parents often tell me the same thing. It was almost a century ago that women in this country won the battle to wear trousers. It is enormously troubling to think we might be raising a generation of children increasingly exposed to regressive ideas about gender, sold down the river for a bit of profit.

Point Cook Senior Secondary College

Girls at Point Cook Senior Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear them with white or navy blue socks, with the option of black or navy blue tights in winter.

http://www.pointcooksenior.vic.edu.au/uniform.html

The compulsory aspects of the uniform are:

1. Footwear will be black, polishable leather shoes with a low heel (not boots above the ankle, not skate or canvas shoes or any other variation of sport shoe).

2. During Terms Two and Three the outer garment worn to and from the college must be either the blazer, jumper or spray jacket from the range. Blazers can be retained by students coming to the college from Carranballac, but must be re-pocketed with the PCSSC logo. During Terms Two and Three students may also wear the college scarf.

3. Socks must be plain white or navy blue and must cover the ankle bone. During Terms Two and Three students have the option of wearing navy blue or black tights.

4. Ties are to be worn at all times (except for students wearing summer dresses), except when students are directed to remove them in the case of warm weather.

5. If a hijab is worn, it must be white, maroon, black or navy blue. When a hijab is worn the student can then be excused from wearing a college tie. A long skirt in the uniform colours is available but must be ordered, no other colour should be worn.

Harrison t-bars on student exchange

Girls at St Catherine’s School Toorak have a student exchange program with their sister school, St Catherine’s in Bramley.

The English girls have the option of wearing loafers, mary-janes, brouges or classic laceup shoes with their school uniforms.

The Australian girls wear the same school uniforms as their host sisters, but have brought their Harrison t-bar shoes along for the trip across the world. Can you spot the four Aussies?

St Catherine’s School Toorak

Girls at St Catherine’s School Toorak are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes. They wear them with pale blue socks in summer, with the option of grey tights in winter.

http://www.stcatherines.net.au/about-us/our-uniforms/

Senior School Uniform

Compulsory Uniform

– School pullover
– School blazer (Years 7 – 9)
– School braided blazer (Years 10 – 12 only)
– Pale blue knee-high or ankle socks
– Black shoes (lace-ups or t-bars)
– Pale blue pullover (Year 12 only)

NB: Pullover must not be worn off campus as outer garment

Summer Uniform

– Senior style dress
– Pale blue knee-high or ankle socks

Winter Uniform

– School skirt
– School shirt
– School tie
– Grey tights or pale blue knee-high or ankle socks