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Wadalba Community School

Wadalba Community School

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Digital Devices Policy

Digital Devices Policy

The NSW Government has announced restrictions on the use of mobile phones in NSW high schools beginning in Term 4, 2023.  

View media release.

The new digital device management plan at Wadalba Community School will apply to digital devices, and will occur during all class and break times, whilst students are in activities such as school assemblies, detentions, as well as while students are on school-based excursions.  

Students will still be able to carry their phones while travelling to and from school. 

Parents/carers and students wishing to apply for an exemption will need to fill in an exemption form, and submit it to the school wadalba-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au


How we will restrict mobile phone access 

After careful consideration with our key stakeholders including the students, parents, and staff, we have decided to proceed by using Yondr pouches, to reduce the distractions of students in the classroom. 

Please refer to the Family and Students Q&A Guide and the WCS Digital Device Policy for more information.

We are excited to make our school a mobile phone-free space in classes to improve learning and engagement, however, we will always make sure you can contact your child in an emergency. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly on 02 4356 2888.