School skirts to be longer to stop staff and male students getting horny

But, but, but the staff are all registered…surely the kids are safe.

The hemline issue has become hotly contested at Henderson High School in west Auckland, with students and parents upset.

Sade Tuttle was rounded up with a group of girls after a uniform inspection at a school assembly, and she says she had no problem with making her school uniform skirt longer until she was told why.

“Basically we were told that the skirts needed to be lowered to below our knees or we would be given detention after school,” she says.

The reason? Sade says deputy principal Cherith Telford told the group it was to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas and create a good work environment for male staff”.

For Sade and her fellow year 11 student, Jazmyn Green, it was those two comments that upset them.

“The rules themselves aren’t the problem; the problem is when these codes target girls specifically because their bodies are sexual and distracting,” says Sade.

And that the teachers can’t seem to control their urges from seeing bogan chicks in short skirts.

Henderson High School is a decile three school in west Auckland. It has gone through a remarkable transformation under the helm of current principal Mike Purcell.

“Henderson High School has rules relating to the wearing of school uniforms,” Mr Purcell says in a statement released to Newshub.

“These rules are not new and all families are made aware of them when they enrol. They include a stipulation that the hemline of female students’ skirts must be on the knee, no higher.

“The uniform is practical for school wear and these rules are regularly enforced to ensure that all students can focus on their learning and feel comfortable in the school environment.

“As principal, I make no apology for insisting on high standards throughout the school and I have high expectations. That includes wearing the uniform according to the agreed rules”.

Oh how refreshing…someone who won’t apologise because a couple of people are “outraged” and have run off to the Media party with their agenda.

Mind you with the new OSH rules in place I think the principal is being prudent in providing a safe working environment for staff.

 

– Newshub

 


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  • jaundiced

    If male teachers don’t feel comfortable seeing female knees, they should not be allowed near children.

    As the Muslim population increases shall we see the ‘comfort’ threshold changing using this criterea?

  • sandalwood789

    Yet more proof that “political correctness” is infesting our country.

    Soon they’ll make the girls wear burkhas so that the Muslims don’t feel “different” and aren’t “offended”.

  • Bud

    Classic, blame/punish the victim because it is easier than the alternative…

  • bevanjs

    yeh, hiding girls knees will “stop boys from getting ideas”. well done. more effective policy from top notch thinkers.

    • D.Dave

      hey, I’ve got an idea, Burkas all round. Problem solved.

      • Crowgirl

        They could get over the gender thing entirely and just let the girls wear pants like the boys do. It’s not like women wearing pants is a new concept these days and it’s much more practical for winter.

        • Duchess of Pork

          Especially in Christchurch and further south where the frosts have already started.

      • spanishbride

        Perfect, put all the male teachers in them, problem solved ;)

  • D.Dave

    Alright, tongue in cheek, girls of a certain age also get urges. these are associated with innate behaviour from when we were cave people. Once their body tells them it is time to breed, they start flashing signals to potential mates. The fact that some people believe this is not going to happen at school is naive. It is the very reason they dolly them selves up when they go out. It is a behaviour from eons past. I wonder if the local Mullah has also had a word, to the principal, about the decay in moral standards at the school.

  • iera

    As others have commented, this seems to have been tried in other parts of the world, to the extent that female clothing may allow only a slit in front of the eyes, which severely limits a girl or woman’s appreciation of her place in the world, and for the males, when they find themselves in a different environment, like Europe, behave in a way opposite to what is desired.

    Why reinvent the wheel as a square when that has already been tried for all the world to see?

  • Justme

    Would all the female teachers be happy with the boys wearing the tightest of shorts that showed all and sundry, their all and sundry? Remember the days of the stubbies shorts.

    • Wheninrome

      How could you remind me of stubby shorts. So cruel. They did find a lot of favour out west, in fact seemed to be de rigeur, it went with builders crack, need I say more.

      • Aucky

        Stubbies, jandals, floppy hat and a can of Lion Red. The national uniform.

        • johcar

          You say that like it’s a bad thing! :D

    • What are you talking about? I still wear stubbies!

      • Justme

        Try it on a motorbike, riding through a paddock of thistles, and the exhaust pipe runs just alongside mid thigh.
        For me, self preservation meant, jeans, jeans, jeans; no matter how hot the summer sun was.

        • I’ll just amend that to “I still wear stubbies unless prevailing conditions dictate another choice would be beneficial”

    • oldmanNZ

      during PE, I have seen things I should not have seen.
      the ball pop out of stubbies is quite distressing.

  • Wheninrome

    This is really the age old argument, long hair, short hair, short skirts long skirts, rompers for PE for girls, shaven at school, no smoking, School rules. Rules abound all over the place, as long as they serve a purpose for the betterment of society well and good. However when you get to the workplace the boss has the right to insist on certain things, if you don’t like it change jobs, if the bosses rules are silly he won’t get workers.
    I see nothing wrong with most school rules, now, as a student it was my job to protest just to find the boundaries if nothing else.

  • Aucky

    Nothing new here. I remember in the 60s when the miniskirt first came into vogue that there was a rush of hemline inspections at my co-ed college. Needless to say they didn’t work largely due to the arrival of the pill at about the same time. I recall too one of the teachers leaving under a cloud after a loudly signalled affair with a senior female student.

    What’s allegedly going on at our high schools has been going on since co-ed schools started. Time to move on.

    • kayaker

      Sounds like you went to the same school as me in the ’60s.

      • Aucky

        A wellknown co-ed on the North Shore.

    • Sally

      Same here. We had a weekly inspection to check our hemlines were per regulations.
      English teacher had to marry a student because he made her pregnant.
      All standard stuff in the 60s.

  • Urbanviper

    I remember it didn’t seem to matter what the rules were, in high school some girls knew how to flaunt it regardless and stuck within the letter of the rules. Not sure how they really help in the end. Though I think uniforms are great and they should uphold professional standards in wearing them correctly. If anything there should be a uniform length for the skirt, shorts and socks etc… because that is what a uniform is about; looking uniform.

    • Boss Hogg

      Fully agree. I have noted that there seems to be evidence to suggest (confirm..) that the flirtatious school girl can evolve into the Cougar. 40 years since being in the 4th form has provided plenty of empirical observed data. The hem line is only a very minor indicator in my opinion. To me, it all comes back to parenting. The young men and women will treat each other with respect if that is what they have been taught from day one.

  • Kevin

    “The reason? Sade says deputy principal Cherith Telford told the group it was to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas and create a good work environment for male staff”.

    Classic Islamist reasoning.

    • Hard1

      Just put elastic at both ends.

  • northern

    And what about decent professional dress standards for the teachers? Most of them seem really scruffy – just as I’d expect from a pack of bloody socialists.

    • Poppa

      What’s the problem with cardigans, walk shorts and long socks then?

      • All in tan an other shades of brown

        • Hard1

          Plus nose hairs and old socks.

  • waldopepper

    more islamisation by stealth.

    • MoggieManiac

      No. As a student in the 1960’s, I had to kneel on the ground when asked, to show the deputy principal (a woman) that the hem of my uniform touched the ground.
      I don’t think I even knew there was a religion called Islam at that stage.

  • Doug

    I have no problem with the longer skirts, actually I think it is a good idea. What I do have issue with though is the implication that I as a heterosexual male can’t function when there is bare legs around, even worse is the implication that control will be lost and those girls won’t be safe around males

    • Hard1

      “the implication that I as a heterosexual male can’t function when there is bare legs around”
      Tried, tested and true, in Fox News you will get more men watching long-legged women perched on high uncomfortable stools in mini-skirts, which is why they do it. The basal ganglia wins every time, no exceptions.
      A better wording would be “the implication that I as a heterosexual male can’t function when Dopamine floods my brain when there are bare legs around”

      • Doug

        Like any male, I will look when there is the opportunity. But if there is something to be done I will not notice. If men couldn’t function when bare legs are around then how do sportsmen play when there cheerleaders around?

        • Hard1

          Good question Doug. Multitasking? Forward planning?
          You do raise a point though. We do need cheerleaders at cricket games, preferably near the sight screens.

  • Plantagenet

    Why not dress them in burkhas? That always stops males from ‘getting ideas’ doesn’t it?

  • Keanne Lawrence

    A pattern is forming. The only State schools that seem to make the news are those with silly ideas or teachers who throw propriety out the door as their primeval desires take control.
    On the matter of safe workplaces it might be more prudent to be looking at safe learning establishments. The balance is too slanted to teachers having greater privileges than the students.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    It is the Islamic cancer spreading, just to make the Moslems happy

    • Bryan

      rubbish they have worn full length in many school for years in chch

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