If at all possible we would prefer you not to bring mobile phones to school. However, if you do, you must follow these guidelines:
• Mobile phones must be switched off at all times when you are in the school or the school grounds;
• A pupil found to be using his mobile phone will have it confiscated for the duration of the school day. If it is being confiscated for the first time, the phone can be retrieved at 3.30pm from the Year Heads’ Office on production of a Smartcard. If a pupil is having his mobile phone confiscated for a second time, his parents will have to come to the school to collect the phone.
• If you need to contact home you must use the pay phone in the Foyer;
• Ask your parents to ring the General Office if they need to contact you during the day and not to ring you on your mobile.
Pupils are not permitted to use personal music players during any class or other organised activity in the school.
Personal music players may not at any time be used on the school corridors or be plugged into school computers/equipment except on the explicit instruction of a teacher.
St Columb’s College will not be responsible for the loss of cash or valuables belonging to students.