Behind the uniform is a deep bond of tradition and belonging
About the school uniform
One of the most exciting aspects of starting a new school is wearing a new 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. In a nod to 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 the Hobart community.
Full uniform requirements are listed in the Uniform Handbook below.
Please note: Garments may be returned / exchanged if they are complete with swing tags, receipt and have not been worn, altered or laundered.
Uniform shop appointments
New to the School? We invite all new families to book an appointment for a new uniform fitting. Appointments allow for individual service to ensure the fitting is a pleasant experience. An appointment takes between 30 to 45 minutes with all uniform items (including school shoes) available within 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.
Holiday Trading Hours
The Uniform Shop is closed for the holidays from Wednesday 12 December at 4:30pm.
Term 1 2019 Holiday Trading Hours
Monday 14 to Friday 18 January - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday 21 to Friday 25 January - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday 28 January - Closed
Tuesday 29 to Friday 1 February - 9:00am to 4:00pm
School Term Trading Hours
The Shop is open during term time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
uniform shop online store
St Michael’s Collegiate School, in collaboration with Midford Schoolwear, would like to announce the launch of the Collegiate School Uniform Shop Online Store.
This will enable you to shop for your daughter’s uniform online, 7 days a week. You will also have the option to have your order delivered to your home, collected from the Middle School and Senior School Offices (as long as your order is placed before midday) or collected from the School Shop. With this in mind, we will no longer be continuing our Saturday trading hours.
You are welcome to purchase from the online Uniform Shop at your convenience and your order will be filled when the store is next open.
To place your online order, please click here.