Hay War Memorial High School

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Mobile Phone Procedure

Mobile phones

A mobile phone is not a compulsory device at Hay War Memorial High School for students.

If a parent does allow their child to bring a mobile phone to school the phone must not be used (switched off) during lesson time (including sport and excursions) unless the teacher has given permission for the phone to be used for a specific purpose.

Staff do not take responsibility of mobile phones as they are not a compulsory device at Hay War Memorial High School. A teacher may assist your child by storing their phone in a box in the classroom during the lesson but this is to only assist and prevent lesson disruptions. It is not encouraging your child to bring a mobile phone to school.

If a parent does allow their child to bring a mobile phone to school and there is misuse of the phone by their child during lesson time (including sport), or during the change of classes, or during break times (recess/lunch), or in the morning when your child is in the playground, before class, or during morning meetings, or during excursions - then the student discipline policy will be applied.

Mobile phone misuse consequences:

  • A letter sent home to parent explaining the misuse and requesting parent assistance.
  • Repeated refusal in lesson time will mean the student will hand their mobile phone to the Deputy Principal. The Deputy Principal will ring the parent to pick up the mobile phone at a convenient time.
  • Continued disobedience in regards to mobile phone misuse will lead to a warning of suspension (Step 2).

We encourage parents to work with us in preventing a reduction of their child's learning caused by the misuse of mobile phones.