Mobile Phones

Student use

Mobile Phones – Student Use

A reminder that the Department of Education has in place a mobile phone ban that requires students who bring mobile phones to school to have them switched off and securely put away during school hours.


The department requires all schools to ensure this ban is in place and will be further enforced from the start of the 2024 school year.


The ban applies equally to all government schools right across the state.


This helps ensure that school is a learning environment free from unnecessary distractions and disruptions.


By ensuring mobile phones are kept away at recess and lunch times, students can interact with each other face-to-face, without the distractions and social pressures that mobile phones can cause.


We ask for the support of all our families, staff and students in continuing to support the implementation of this policy in our school.


In the event of an emergency or if you need to immediately contact your child, we ask that families contact the school office who will pass on a message as required.


A copy of our school’s local mobile phone policy, which implements the government’s mobile policy in line with our local context, is available on the school website.


For further support please refer to the Mobile phones in school’s webpage which provides links to resources for families to help them balance their children’s time using mobile phones.