In Term 1, we are trialling a new policy regarding mobile phone use. Students will not be able to use their phones from 9am until 3.20 pm (including recess and lunchtime). Phones should be kept at home or in their lockers at school.
The rationale for limiting phone use is to give students the space to focus on their learning. Managing phone use in class has increasingly become a distraction to the learning program.
If parents need to contact their child over the course of the day, they can send an email directly to them or leave a message at the school office.
At the end of term there will be a group of students, teachers and parents charged with the responsibility of writing a draft policy for mobile phone use at Elwood College, which will be submitted to the Education and Policy sub-committee for consideration.
We greatly appreciate your support in this.