As you may be aware, the Victorian Government has announced a new mobile phone policy that will require students to switch their phones off and securely store them away during the school day.
The policy is designed to support teaching and learning in an environment that is free from unnecessary distractions, disruptions and student inattention caused by the urge to check their phones. At recess and lunch times, students will be better-placed to communicate with each other face to face and/or be involved in activities rather than being focused on a device or on social media.
The school is currently working on our own mobile phone policy that will implement the Government’s announcement in a way that reflects the needs of our own community. As such, we will be undertaking consultation with students, staff and families to ensure our approach to implementing this policy meets the needs of our whole community.
Details about consultations and the finalised policy will be made available throughout Term 4. Additional information regarding the policy is available on the Department of Education and Training’s website