Mobile Phone Policy
The schools policy on mobile telephones and other electronic devices is very simple; they should not be brought to school.
Any mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players, etc. that are seen out and/or heard will be confiscated and handed to the main front of school office. The phone will be kept for 7 days at which point a student may collect their property. The property can be collected from the main office before the end of the 7 days although the earliest that a parent can collect the phone is the morning after the day of confiscation.
The school office will send a ParentMail advising parents of the confiscation and the mobile phone will be turned off whilst in possession of the school.
The reasons for the policy are:
- to avoid students being distracted from their studies
- to remove the risk of damage to or theft of expensive electronic items
- to reduce the potential risk of cyber bullying
Should any students need to bring a phone into school on any day, it can be left with Student Services and collected at the end of the school day. Any student needing to make emergency contact with a parent during the school day can do so by asking their respective Director of Learning for permission. This call can then be made from either the Director of Learning’s office or Students Services. Likewise any parent or carer wishing to contact a student should contact Student Services in the first instance.
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation with the school policy.