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Mobile Phone Policy

The key points for you and your children to understand are as follows:

  • Mobile phones, if they are brought to school, must be off, away and unseen between the hours of 8.40am - 3.05pm every day.
  • Safe storage is available for students, should they require it
  • All parent messages to children must be made through the school office.
  • The Department of Education does not permit the use of mobile phones by students in Tasmanian Government Schools unless for the approved exemptions outlined below.
  • The existing Behaviour Pathways will be applied if students can not follow the policy and procedures.

It is important to note that it is not a requirement at Prospect High School for students to have a mobile phone at school. Some schools may be implementing the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Policy, and processes for this would fall under the approved exemption of direct teacher instruction.


Requests for exemptions must be submitted to the school principal for consideration.
Prospect High School students may only use their mobile phone for an approved exemption as listed below:

  • For students with a reasonable adjustment to a learning program because of a disability and/or learning difficulty.
  • For students with health conditions where a mobile phone is used to monitor the condition.
  • For students undertaking school activities outside of school hours that are not on school campuses.
  • For students experiencing extenuating circumstances other than the above, where agreed by the principal or their delegate.
  • Prospect High School recognises that an increasing number of parents/carers who for safety, security and/or emergency purposes wish to provide their child/children with mobile phones. This policy details the restriction and management of mobile phones at Prospect High School.

Levies and Charges Policy

Levies form a significant portion of funds to support the school and are one of the many ways that families contribute to our school community. Levies support student learning by contributing towards the cost of essential items and services. The authority to charge levies is provided under the Education Act 2016 in consultation with the School Association. A copy of the Levy Policy can be requested from the school. 

Student Behaviour Management Policy

Sunsmart Policy 


  • Sun-safe clothing is encouraged as part of our school and sports uniform. This includes shirts with collars and sleeves, longer style dresses, shorts, and rash vests or T-shirts for outdoor swimming. Our uniform clothing has UV protection.
  • It is strongly advised that clothing exposing large amounts of shoulder and upper torso (singlets, tank tops and strappy dresses) would not be acceptable when peak UV levels in Tasmania reach 3 or above.


  • The use of broad-spectrum, water resistant, SPF 30 or above sunscreen is encouraged.
  • Students are encouraged to provide their own broad-spectrum, water-resistant SPF 30 or above sunscreen. This may also be available for use at the school.
  • Sunscreen is applied 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapplied every 2 hours when outside for long periods.


  • All students are strongly advised to wear sun-safe hats that protect the face, neck and ears when outside. Recommended sun-safe hats include legionnaire, broad-brimmed and bucket hats. Baseball caps do not offer enough protection and are not recommended.
  • Students without a sun-safe hat or clothing will be advised to remain in the shade.


  • A shade audit is conducted regularly to determine the current availability and quality of shade.
  • The school community is committed to providing shade in areas where students gather, such as for eating, outdoor teaching and popular play areas. The use of these areas is encouraged.
  • Availability of shade is considered when planning excursions and all outdoor activities and is written into risk management planning.


  • Close-fitting wrap-around sunglasses that comply with Australian Standards AS1067:2003 (Category 2, 3, or 4) are encouraged.