Students aren't the only ones being told what to wear at NSW
Teachers are being ordered to ditch their daggy clothes, as
the government introduces the state's first explicit dress
More than 70,000 staff are expected to be caught under the
dress code, released by the government on Sunday.
"Teachers should not come to school wearing T-shirts, rubber
thongs [jandals] or clothes displaying alcohol advertising
and we have made this clear in the dress code," Minister for
Education Adrian Piccoli said in a statement.
He said it was a first for the state and was the latest
element of the government's plan to boost the "status" of the
"Wearing appropriate dress helps teachers maintain respect
and credibility with students, parents and the broader
"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 new code will take effect at the beginning of term two