Mobile Phones & Electronic Devices
Mobile phones and Electronic Devices are an integral part of 21st Century life. It is important that students and staff observe correct protocols. Mobile phones and iPads must be switched off and out of sight during class. Other Electronic Devices are used as instructed by the classroom teacher. This requirement is Department of Education policy and applies to all government schools and we would very much appreciate parent support with this implementation.
Not Seen, Not Heard, Not Used – Procedures
1. Teachers will regularly remind students that they must turn off their electronic devices and put them out of sight or, in some cases, students will be required to place them into a “safety box” for the duration of the lesson.
2. Students who do not follow this requirement will have their electronic device confiscated.
- 1st Offence – The classroom teacher confiscates the item until the end of the zone.
- 2nd Offence – The classroom teacher confiscates the item and passes it to the Principal. It will be able to be collected at the end of the day.
- 3rd Offence – The classroom teacher confiscates the item and passes to the Principal. The child’s parents will be notified and a time arranged for the item to be collected.
3. The use of electronic devices to take photos during school or school activities is not permitted unless specific permission has been granted by a staff member. Students are not permitted to use electronic devices (still and video) to film people and their activities without knowledge and/or permission. Any student found to be involved in recording, distributing or uploading unauthorised or inappropriate images or videos of students, parents or staff on school premises will be suspended immediately.
Staff may invite students to photograph their work to share their achievements with their parents and to keep a record of their progress.
NB: Students who bring mobile phones, or any electronic equipment, to school must accept full responsibility for the safety of the item. The Department of Educations insurance policy does not provide cover for the private property of students.