New: Mobile Phone Policy published
New: Mobile Phones – Student Use Policy for 2020
The Victorian Government takes the safe and responsible use of digital technologies, student safety and wellbeing, and the development of social skills and positive behaviour, very seriously. On this basis, the Hon. James Merlino MP, Minister for Education, announced that a new mobile phone policy would take effect from Term 1 2020.
From Term 1 2020, students who choose to bring mobile phones to school must have them switched off and securely stored during school hours.
Students will be required to store their mobile phones in their lockers for the duration of the school day. Mobile phones owned by students are brought to schools at the owner’s risk. Please refer to the Department’s Personal Goods policy.
Please see our school policy on Mobile Phones – Student Use. We appreciate the support of our families and community in helping us to enforce this mandatory policy. A list of FAQ’s can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/Mobile-phone-FAQs.aspx. If you have any other questions please contact the College on 5996 0144.
Posted on Wed, December 11, 2019
by Claire Clancy