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Hunter River High School

Hunter River High School

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Yondr Pouches

New Mobile Phone Policy 2023

In 2023 we will move our school to a phone-free space to improve teaching and learning using a system called Yondr. Yondr has been implemented in over 1,000 schools across 21 countries to facilitate an engaged learning environment.

We believe that this proactive approach will help our students:

• increase their engagement in learning

• increase learning time

• increase their safety and wellbeing

• improve their communication and interpersonal skills

• reduce mobile phone related distractions and anti-social behaviour

This will mean that mobile phones and headphones are not to be used during the school day (before school, in class, during breaks, excursions, sport or on other school-related activities). The new policy will be supported by the Yondr Program.

We believe that phones have great utility. Schools that use Yondr have also found that learning and social behaviour improve drastically when students are fully engaged with their teachers and classmates.

The Yondr Program utilises a simple, secure pouch that stores a phone. Every student will secure their phone in a personally assigned Yondr pouch when they arrive at school. Students will maintain possession of their phones and will not use them until their pouches are opened at the end of the school day. Students are required to bring their Yondr pouch to and from school each day and are responsible for their pouch at all times.

Download HRHS Phone Policy 2023

Download Letter to Parents/Carers