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Casula High School Mobile Phone Changes


The NSW Government has announced restrictions on the use of mobile phones in NSW high

schools beginning in Term 4, 2023.

Casula High School will be making changes to the way mobile phones are accessed by

students during the school day. The new system is being implemented to increase focus in

classrooms, remove distractions and to also promote positive social interaction, while reducing

the potential for online bullying.

Important changes coming in Term 4

The new mobile devices management plan at Casula High School will apply to mobile phones

and headphones including air pods. It will be implemented during all school hours, including

arrival at school, break times such as during lunch and recess, 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.

How we will restrict mobile phone access

After careful consideration with our key stakeholders including the Student Representative

Council (SRC), our parent community, staff and executive teams, we have decided to proceed

by using the option of locked pouches to reduce the distractions of students in the classroom.

Every student will secure their phone every day in a pouch when they are at school or on a

school-based excursion or activity. Students will maintain possession of their phones and will

not use them until the pouch is unlocked at the end of the school day. Students are required to

bring their pouch to and from school each day and are responsible for their pouch at all times.

Further information regarding the policy

More information about the incoming mobile phone policy will be communicated at a webinar.

This webinar will take place via zoom and the link will also be texted home to parents on the day

of the webinar. The details are:

Date: Tuesday 12th September

Time: 5:30pm - 6pm

Zoom link:

If you have specific questions, you would like answered please ask these via the google link

below and they will be addressed at the webinar:

We are excited to make our school a mobile phone-free space to improve learning and

engagement, however, we will always make sure you can contact your child in an emergency

through the front office. If you have any questions, please contact the school directly on 9602



Gareth Smith