Behind the uniform is a deep bond of tradition and belonging
About the school uniform
At St Michael's Collegiate School, our uniform is a strong symbol of unity and identity. We have a high standard of dress and encourage our girls to wear the uniform with distinction and pride. To honour our heritage, the uniform includes elements of tradition which hark back to the era when our founding Sisters first initiated strong educational pathways for women in Tasmania.
For many girls, the first introduction to the Collegiate uniform is the red and white checked smock, worn from Kindergarten to Year 2 in the Junior School. In the 1800s, the Sisters would lovingly collect the children each morning and take them to School. Children less fortunate would be warmly clothed in a smock and nourished with a bun. Hence, you will sometimes hear our smocks today still referred to as 'bun smocks'. Whilst today the smocks serve largely to protect the formal uniform, they are a lovely reminder of our heritage and the modest beginnings from which we have grown.
Today our uniform requirements vary to suit the developmental age of the girls in our care. The well-known tones of Collegiate red, navy and white are easy to wear and have become readily identifiable in Hobart.
Full uniform requirements are listed in the Uniform Handbook.
Garments may be returned / exchanged if they are complete with swing tags, receipt and have not been worn, altered or laundered.
Uniform shop appointments
We invite all new families to book an appointment for an individual new uniform fitting. An appointment takes between 30 to 45 minutes with all uniform items (including school shoes) available from the School Uniform Shop.
Students are welcome to attend a fitting without a parent, with peace of mind that all care is taken to fit the student correctly.
The Uniform Shop is conveniently located at 198 Macquarie Street, Hobart - alongside the Senior School campus.
The Uniform Shop is managed by Midford and can be contacted on (03) 6223 1897.
School Term Trading Hours
The shop is open during term time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Collegiate School Uniform Shop Online enables you to purchase your daughter’s uniform online, 7 days a week. Your order can be delivered to your home or be ready for same-day collection at Middle or Senior School receptions if placed before midday. You are also welcome to collect it from the Uniform Shop.
Collegiate Buy and Sell Facebook group
A closed Facebook group for the Collegiate community. A forum to buy, sell and swap items relating to your daughter’s education at Collegiate. Goods include uniform items, books and sporting equipment. Request your membership to the group here.