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Mobile Device Policy
Procedures
  • Students are permitted to bring their mobile device to school.
  • Students bringing their mobile device to school, do so at their own risk. The College will not be responsible for lost or damaged devices, however the Pastoral Leader will assist in identifying if a phone has been stolen, with appropriate action following.
  • Students must adhere to the rules outlined below in relation to the use of mobile devices.
  • Mobile devices must not be used to by-pass school procedures in relation to school/parent contact. Boys are not permitted to contact their parents directly from their mobile phone throughout the day without the express permission of their Pastoral Leader. Parents are encouraged to support this, by not attempting to contact your son on his device throughout the day. In situations where contact with your son is required, we ask that you do so via the College Office on 4321 6400
  • Students can use their devices, appropriately, before 8:45 am and after the final bell at 3:02 pm.
    Inappropriate Use:

– Mobile devices must not be used to invade the privacy of others or breach the law.
– Students who use a mobile device either by a direct phone call, text message or other
function to: bully, harass, threaten, abuse, vilify or embarrass other students or staff, will
face disciplinary action which may lead to police involvement.
– Taking pictures or videos of someone else without their permission is illegal.

  • Students are required to keep devices in their lockers between 8:45am and 3:02pm.
  • Students must have their mobile devices switched to silent during the school hours
  • At times mobile devices can be used for educational purposes, but students may only use their devices in classrooms under the direct instruction of a teacher (eg: elective music, multi-media et al).
Procedures for Non-Compliance to the Policy
  • First Occurrence: Student hands device in to the office staff who place in an envelope, which will be securely stored until collected by the student at the end of the day.
  • Second Occurrence: Student hands device in to the office staff who place in an envelope, which will be securely stored until collected by the student at the end of the day. Parents/ carers will be notified by the appropriate Pastoral Leader that it is the second occurrence.
  • Third Occurrence: Student hands device in to the office staff and parents/carers are contacted with a request to collect the device from the office. Student and parents/carers will be asked to meet with the Pastoral Care Coordinator to discuss their refusal to comply with the College’s Policy.
  • Refusal to hand in device to office: Student and parents/carers will be asked to meet with the Pastoral Care Coordinator to discuss their refusal to comply with this College Policy.