Electronic Device Policy
The use of electronic devices during the school day is only allowed for academic purposes. We actively encourage the use of tablets and cellphones to enhance the learning experience under the direct instruction of the teacher in charge.
The only time an electronic device may be used for non-academic purposes are as follows:
- Before school starts at 07:45
- After school
- During break times
- Detention and sports practice is part of the school day – electronic devices are not allowed in detention or during sport practices
- Earphones may not be used whilst walking about in the school building or grounds
Cell phones may not be taken into a test or exam venue. To do so constitutes a breach of exam regulations and may result in a pupil receiving zero for that test or exam. Individual subjects will notify students in advance if a tablet is required for a test or examination.
Every learner is entitled to a cellphone locker, free of charge, where cell phones can be locked away before the start of school each day.
Any boy found using a cell phone for non-academic purposes during lessons hours will have that cell phone confiscated for a period of 2 weeks and will have to complete a Saturday DT before the phone is returned to him. A repeat offence in the same calendar year will result in the cell phone being confiscated for a period of 3 months.
Cell phone locker rules:
- The locker belongs to an outside company – not to you.
- The locker key remains your responsibility. You will be charged for a replacement locker if you lose the key.
The school will not be held responsible for any cell phone that is stolen or goes missing. Learners bring cell phones to school entirely at their own risk. From 2017, Grades 8 – 12 will all be using tablets therefore there is little need for cellphones at school.
Electronic device code of conduct
- Use the device to enhance your learning experience.
- Allow parents or teachers to view all content on your device at any time.
- Respect other’s privacy when recording audio or video.
- Respect other’s intellectual property.
- Backup your work on a regular basis.
You must not:
- Put yourself or others at risk in cyberspace.
- Access inappropriate material.
- Undertake any activity that diminishes the dignity of yourself, of another person or of the school.