Churchlands Primary School

 Mobile Phone Policy

Mobile phones have become an invaluable part of our modern lifestyle. The school understands there are times when possession of a mobile phone can provide a sense of safety and security for students while travelling to and from school, as well as enabling urgent calls or contact for parents. Given the primary school setting we consider their use in this context. There are current concerns about the use of SMS to bully others and all students should be able to come to school feeling safe and secure.  In brief the school's policy is that students may bring mobile phones to school but the phone is to be placed in a special basket in the office as soon as the child arrives at school and must be collected when the child leaves at the end of the day. Any phone call a child needs to make during the school day must be done through the administration staff.