Girls at Staughton College are permitted to wear t-bar shoes with their school uniform. They wear white socks with their summer dress, and navy tights or white socks with their winter skirt. Pants or slacks are also an option.
At Staughton College we take pride in the appearance of our students and the college uniform when worn correctly is a smart neat look.
Common issues we are faced with can include:
- Incorrect shoes
- Incorrect hosiery (Black leggings, black/blue stockings rather than navy blue opaque tights & coloured socks rather than white)
- Visible undergarments
- Non Staughton branded scarves
- Staughton Fleece Jacket (Now replaced by a Staughton soft shell jacket)
- Pullover (Navy Soft Feel, with stripe in V-neck and school logo) COMPULSORY
- Blazer (Navy Twill with logo) OPTIONAL
Polar Fleece Jacket(Navy Polar Fleece Zip Jacket, with school Logo) OPTIONAL
- Summer Dress (Blue/White check dress)
- Summer/Winter Skirt(Blue/White/Gold Check Skirt in Poly Viscose Fabric)
- S/S Shirt (Blue Short Sleeve collar attached straight bottom shirt with school logo)
- L/S Shirt(Blue Long Sleeve collar attached straight bottom shirt with school logo)
- Girls Slacks(Grey Poly/Viscose, Straight Leg Slacks with logo)
- Unisex Trousers(Grey, full elastic waist trouser with school Logo)
- Unisex Shorts(Grey full elastic waist draw string shorts, with logo)
- Socks (White)
Tights (Navy Microfibre/Opaque Tight)
- Black leather polishable lace up shoes for boys and girls.
- Black leather polishable T-bar shoes for girls.
- Shoe laces are to be totally black.
Girls at Monterey Secondary College are permitted to wear t-bar school shoes with their uniform. They pair them with white or black socks all year round, tights also permitted with the winter uniform.
It is the policy of the College that all students from Year 7-12 wear the correct uniform whilst at school and when traveling to and from school. Shoes must be a plain black leather school shoes. Runner variations are not acceptable. Platform shoes, thongs or open-toed sandals are not suitable for school wear. White or black socks must be worn at all times. The college also has a sport uniform which allows for the wearing of runners.
Monterey Secondary College – The Basic Code of Practice and Minimum Expectations
Wear your uniform correctly at all times. That means shirts are tucked in, ties are done up properly, shoes are the lace up leather shoes, or buckled up T bars.
Girls at Catholic College Bendigo were banned from wearing t-bar school shoes commencing in 2018, with existing students given a one year grace period. They wear black shoes and navy socks with both their summer and winter uniforms.
9 February 2017
Families are also reminded about the announcement at the end of last year regarding the move for all students, irrelevant of year level, to be in black polishable leather lace up shoes for 2018.
The T-bar shoes have been prone to breaking and are often not worn with the buckles done up.
Lace up shoes also provide a consistent look for all students.
Girls at Wallan Secondary College were banned from wearing t-bar school shoes commencing in 2017, with existing students given a one year grace period. They wear white ankle socks with their summer dress, and black tights or socks with their winter skirt.
A reminder that as of 2017, our Uniform Policy has been revised by College Council to exclude the wearing of T-Bar shoes for girls.
Students will be required to wear black closed in, laced leather school shoes (as per image).
All our 2017, Year 7 students and those students new to the College in 2017 will be required to wear the pictured school shoe.
Existing WSC students who currently have T-Bar shoes will be allowed to wear those until the end of 2017. Should your student require new shoes for 2017 we ask that you purchase the closed in school shoe.
Many schools have banned girls from wearing t-bar shoes for safety reasons. Rockhampton Girls’ Grammar School has done the opposite – t-bar shoe are compulsory.
INTRODUCTION OF CLARKS INGRID SHOES
There were several catalysts leading to the change from Lynx lace up school shoes to Clarks ‘Ingrid’ buckle shoes. The most important of these is safety. The Rockhampton Girls Grammar School campus poses unique challenges, being nestled on the hillside of ‘The Range’. These
environmental factors include:
- Undulating ground, with quite steep hills
- 429 External steps, and 419 internal steps
- Steps which vary in depth and height
- Students moving from location to location for specialist classes
Lace up shoes pose too great a threat to Health and Safety on our campus.
Clarks is an extremely robust brand of school shoe designed to properly support growing feet. Below is a summary of the features of the
Clarks Ingrid school shoe:
- Girls school shoe with a buckle fastening and laser cut design.
- Features include full leather upper with synthetic lining. Leather uppers allow the foot to breathe and are the preferred upper material to ensure healthy foot development.
- Toe stitched onto sole unit for extra bond strength.
- Sole unit built using Stroebel construction for maximum flexibility and comfort.
- Extended firm heel counter for extra support.
- Full length removable moulded leather footbed, contoured for added underfoot comfort. This will allow for comfortable fitting of Orthotics.
- Available in whole and half sizes and a range of width fittings.
Imitation Mary Jane shoes do not share these features. The Clarks Ingrid shoe is recommended by podiatrists and addresses very real concerns for student health, comfort and safety. These will be a compulsory uniform
item in 2015.
Girls at Navigator College in Port Lincoln, South Australia wear t-bar school shoes with their uniform. They are paired with black tights and winter skirt in term 2 and 3, and nude tights and summer dress in terms 1 and 4.
We have noticed a number of Middle School girls wearing their shoes unbuckled every day. I’m afraid if this trend continues to occur we will have no alternative but to cease allowing buckle shoes at school and will only allow shoes with laces as part of our uniform. I realise it may be preferable for students to wear unbuckled shoes at school but it then becomes an Occupational Health and Safety and Welfare issue. Please be vigilant about this at home and reiterate to your daughter that the alternative will be lace up shoes as of 2013.
We have noticed a number of Middle School girls wearing their shoes unbuckled every day. I’m afraid if this trend continues to occur we will have no alternative but to cease allowing buckle shoes at school and will only allow shoes with laces as part of our uniform. I realise it may be preferable for students to wear unbuckled shoes at school but it then becomes an Occupational Health and Safety and Welfare issue. Please be vigilant about this at home and reiterate to your daughter that the alternative will be lace up shoes
Leather sandals with a metal buckle or Velcro; they are to be black/or navy; they must have either a closed back or a strap behind the ankle. Worn with or without socks. Black leather lace up or buckle shoes that takes a shine. Heels no higher than 3cm. Strap over bridge to be at least 1 ½ cm in width (no slipper like shoe with little or no heel as they have no support)
Reception – Year 11:
Summer – Short white College socks, to be worn above the ankle, one fold only.
Winter – Black College long socks or black tights, minimum 40 denier.
Senior School Year 10 – 11:
Dress – flesh opaque stockings – black leather lace up or buckle shoes and College blazer.
In Melbourne t-bar shoes are a popular choice for school girls to wear with their school uniform. However that isn’t their only option – some schools aren’t as strict about the types of buckle shoes that can be worn, and there is always the fallback option of boring old black laceups.
How many different types of school shoes can you spot in this class photo?
In just the first row.
- Elastic strap ballet flat
- Harrison t-bars, two pairs
- Chunky t-bars
- Double strapped elastic ballet flat
- More Harrison t-bars
- And two pairs of laceups
And on the other side of the teacher.
- Harrison t-bars
- Buckle up mary janes
- Two more pairs of Harrison t-bars
- Elastic strap mary janes
- Velcro strap mary janes
- And finally, an unbuckled pair of Harrison t-bars
And in the second row is even more shoes to see – with six pairs of unbuckled t-bars among them, it appears teacher missed checking the uniforms of all of the girls.