In the wake of the formal dress code scandal, Mary MacKillop College’s Brisbane school has come under scrutiny.
Parents are outraged at a Brisbane Catholic girls ‘ school over the private college’s desire to approve all outfits worn to the formal.
According to one mother who spoke to The Courier-Mail, kids at Mary MacKillop College were not permitted to wear anything “low cut, low back or high slit.”
‘Pride and properness’ are expected of everyone now,’ says one observer. What is permitted in girls’ schools is very different from what is permitted in boys’ schools. In her own words, “I believe the girls should be free to wear whatever they feel most comfortable in.”
“A picture of your formal dress is required.”
A reminder was sent out to all students, asking them to upload a picture of their nighttime outfit to a Microsoft Form so that the HOHs (Head of Houses) could view and approve everyone’s choices.
According to the material published in the school’s official handbook, students must “wear a formal outfit (no plunging necklines or low backs below the waist),” and features images of suitable and improper apparel.