The Education and Training Directorate is committed to exploring ways that student’s smart phones and other personal devices such as iPads and iPods, can be used to enhance learning. At this stage, however, we ask that these devices be switched off and handed into the class teacher as soon as they arrive at school and can be collected at 3.00pm. With a greater number of students requiring their phone to be brought to school, it is important that this only happens when it is absolutely necessary. Please remind students not to leave money or valuables in their bags or on their desks and encourage them to leave valuables or special toys at home except for News Days or special occasions. We advise families that we cannot take responsibility for toys, electronic devices and valuables.