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    NSW teachers barred from wearing t-shirts, thongs as part of new dress code

    NSW teachers barred from wearing t-shirts, thongs as part of new dress code



    Rubber thongs and t-shirts will be banned as workplace attire for public school teachers in New South Wales under a new dress code released today.

    The rules, which the State Government says are designed to enhance the professional standing of teachers, includes a list of what not to wear.
    Clothes which display alcohol and cigarette branding are banned, as are overly revealing outfits.

    Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said he believes the bulk of the state's 70,000 teachers will support the changes.

    "The vast majority of teachers dress very professionally, but for that small percentage that don't, this sends a very powerful message to them about what's expected," he told the ABC.

    "And [it] also gives principals a tool to deal with those teachers who don't dress appropriately or professionally."

    Mr Piccoli said it was a first for the state and was the latest element of the Government's plan to boost the "status" of teaching.

    "Wearing appropriate dress helps teachers maintain respect and credibility with students, parents and the broader community," he said in a statement.

    "Obviously, what a teacher might wear for sports events or metal work is different to what is required for parent-teacher interviews or an end-of-year awards ceremony.

    "For such occasions a suit and tie, or trousers and jacket, is more suitable."

    The plan has the support of Primary Principals Association president Geoff Scott.

    "It's not intended to be a draconian thing, but it is intended to say, 'look, there is a high expectation here'," he said.

    The Opposition says the Government is trying to distract attention from arguments over school funding.

    Labor's education spokesman, Ryan Park, says teachers already dress professionally.

    "I just question whether it's the biggest issue in education," he said.

    The changes come into effect at the beginning of next term.

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    begs the question WHY they even need to be told ?

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    I would have been a very happy student if my favourite teacher's wore thongs and low-cut T-shirts. My physics lessons with Mrs Kachuk would have been orgasmic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    begs the question WHY they even need to be told ?
    They need to be told because Australia has gone Nanny state and the result is a Nanny culture.

    There are so many rules and regulations, that people are in the mind set that if it's not against the Nanny rules it's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I would have been a very happy student if my favourite teacher's wore thongs
    I think thongs does not mean what you think it means in Aussie speak. Thongs are flip flops.

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    Quite right too. Brogues and tweed should be the order of the day, for both men and women.

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    harry should be flying there now to organise a revoloution

    people in schools being told there are dress regulations .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    I think thongs does not mean what you think
    That type of thong will be next...Once they start checking their panties, that'll open a whole new "Pandora's Box," so to speak...

    Anyone want to be a Panties Monitor?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
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    now , she was a feisty one - if you were to open her box you would want some one to hold her head

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    If you saw the teachers at My Sons school, you would want them to wear burkas.
    Fat ,fat and fat.

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    ^Hard to imagine one in a thong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I would have been a very happy student if my favourite teachers wore thongs
    I think thongs does not mean what you think it means in Aussie speak. Thongs are flip flops.
    Oh dear...

    Who gives a toss about what shoes people wear at work?

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    Aussie school teacher's new uniform:


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