The Department of Education updated its Student dress code procedure mid-2018.

The procedure provides state schools with specific guidelines on responsibilities of schools, parents and students in developing and implementing a student dress code.

Under the updated procedure, all state schools must offer shorts and pants options for all students in all uniform categories, with implementation expected from 2019.

P&Cs are encouraged to consult with their principal regarding any changes that may be needed to their school’s student dress code to ensure compliance.