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Cell Phone Policy

High School Learners Only (Grade 8-12):

  • Cell phones may not be used during school hours (07:50 to 14:15) and must be handed in at the office before the first bell of the school day and may be collected only at the end of the school day at 14:15. All cell phones must be off.
  • Cell phones are strictly NOT PERMITTED in the classroom.
  • Cell phones man not be used or removed from the office during the school day, unless the learner is going home due to illness or extenuating circumstances.
  • Any calls that need to be made, must be made from the phone in the front reception and will be charged at R2.50 per call.
  • No cell phone will be returned for use in any lesson during the day. learners must plan another source for the music or images that are needed for projects / dances etc.
  • If a learner is found to have their phone on them in class time, the phone will be confiscated and kept in the school office. The phone may only be returned to the learner's parent or guardian.
  • Should the phone be confiscated a second time, it will be held in the school office until the last day of that term.
  • Learners found listening to offensive music or viewing any immoral images on any digital device including their cell phone face serious disciplinary action that may result in suspension. Staff and management are permitted to check phones at any time if they are being used on the school premises.

Primary School Learners (Grade R-7)

  • Cell phones may not be used on school property to message, listen to music or view images. All cell phones must be off. 
  • No MP3 players or Ipods are allowed to be brought to school. The repercussions for doing so will be the same as for using cell phones before or during school.
  • Cell phones must be handed in at the office before the first bell of the school day and are strictly NOT PERMITTED in the classroom.
  • No cell phones will be returned during the school day for any reason, unless the learner is going home ill. Any calls that need to be made, must be made from the phone in front reception. If a learner does not have the R2.50 on them to pay for the call, it will be charged to his/her school account.
  • No cell phones will be returned for use in any lesson during the day even for projects/dances etc. Learners must plan another source for the music or images needed.
  • If a learner is seen using a cell phone before, during or after school, except if contacting a parent in an emergency once the school office is closed, the following will apply. It will also apply if the learner has a phone on them during the day even if not in use.
  • The phone will be confiscated and brought to the office immediately. 
  • The learners parents will have to fetch the phone from the office in person.
  • If the phone is brought to school again and confiscated, it may be held in the school office until the last day of that term.
  • St Marks Community School accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of cellular phones handed in at the office.
  • All personal effects and belongings are brought to school at Learner's / parent's / guardian's own risk. This includes money, clothing, school bags, cameras, spectacles and/or any other item that may be deemed personal and does not form part of school property.