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 1800's, 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, available below.
Please note: Garments may be returned / exchanged if they are complete with swing tags, receipt and have not been worn, altered or laundered.
School 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 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 Collegiate School Shop is conveniently located at 198 Macquarie Street, Hobart - alongside the Senior School campus.
The School 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.
Holiday Trading Hours
The School shop will close for the holidays on Friday 28 September at 4:30pm.
Additional trading day: Friday 12 October 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The School shop will return to normal hours on Monday 15 October.
You are welcome to purchase from the online Uniform Shop (below) at your convenience and your order will be filled when the store is next open.
school shop online store
St Michael’s Collegiate School, in collaboration with Midford Schoolwear, would like to announce the launch of the Collegiate School Shop’s 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.
Please visit this link to place your online order, https://schoolshop.midford.com.au/stmichaels/login/
Please view the Online Orders Flier here.