Emmanuel College, Warrnambool

Girls at Emmanuel College in Warrnambool were banned from wearing t-bar school shoes commencing in 2017. They wear white ankle socks with their summer dress, and either navy tights or long socks with their winter skirt.

Emmanuel College Warrnambool summer uniform with t-bar school shoes

Emmanuel College Warrnambool winter uniform with laceup school shoes

http://www.emmanuel.vic.edu.au/media/uploads/ISS_07_21_MAR_2016.pdf

March 2016

Change to Uniform from 2017

Following requests from staff from the different
Learning Areas regarding banning T-bar school shoes
from the school uniform for health and safety reasons,
the decision has been made by our College Executive to
prohibit the wearing of T-bar shoes from the beginning
of 2017. This will mean any families purchasing
new shoes for their daughters from now will need to
purchase lace up shoes to meet health and safety
regulations. We will be advising local shoe shops of
this decision to avoid any confusion in regard to our
uniform.

http://www.emmanuel.vic.edu.au/news/December-12-2016-T-Bar-School-Shoes?eid=6376540

December 2016

T-Bar School Shoes

Following requests from staff from the different Learning Areas re banning T-bar school shoes from the school uniform for health and safety reasons, the decision has been made by our College Executive to prohibit the wearing of T-bar shoes from the beginning of 2017, and to start advertising this to families immediately.

This will mean any families purchasing new shoes for their daughters from now on will need to purchase lace up shoes to meet health and safety requirements. Local Shoe suppliers will be informed of the change.

Brauer College, Warrnambool

Brauer College in Warrnambool banned t-bar school shoes back in 2013, with a three year grace period that ended in 2016. They wear white ankle socks with their summer dress, and black tights with their winter skirt.

Brauer College summer uniform with t-bar school shoes

http://www.brauer.vic.edu.au/images/documents/newsletters/No.05%2015th%20Apr%202016.pdf

April 2016

Uniform

The colder weather is a reminder that all students should now be wearing complete winter uniform. This includes black stockings/tights- not footless tights and socks- and all shoes to be worn in the appropriate manner. “T-bars” are not to be worn.

The transition time to move over to black lace up shoes from ‘T-bars’ is now over (3 years) and students will be requested to have the correct shoes.