Mobile Phone

 

Rationale:

Mobile Phones can be a useful piece of technology in today’s society, provided their use is appropriate.  However, they can disrupt the learning environment and account for much of student’s lateness to class. When used inappropriately they can be used to bully and harass other students.

 

Policy Directive:

STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO USE THEIR MOBILE PHONE:

 

STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THEIR MOBILE PHONE AT SCHOOL:

 

Mobile phones are to be turned off at all other times.  They are not to be used to check the time, for listening to music or for checking messages.  If parents need to make contact with their child during class time it is made through the front office.

 

 Consequences:

Breaching of the rules will result in the following:

 

First Offence

Confiscated for 24 hours (overnight) – returned end ofthe  next school day

Second Offence

Confiscated for 3 days – returned at end of 3rd school day

Third Offence

Confiscated for 1 week (7 days) – returned at end of the 7th school day

Fourth Offence

Parent meeting with  Assistant Principal and Director of Community