Davell has been writing about the developing issue of mobile phone bans in schools for some months. Further details of the Victorian Government’s mobile phone policy were recently published, highlighting, “From Term 1 2020, students who choose to bring mobile phones to school must have them switched off and securely stored during school hours.”
The ministerial policy details the role of school lockers and puts the onus on schools to provide them. The Hon. James Merlino MP, Minister for Education, notes “Where students bring a mobile phone to school, the school must provide secure storage”, and that this storage includes “student lockers that are lockable”.
The Victorian Government has also indicated that schools should be able to access $12.4 million of funding to purchase or upgrade lockers where students can store their mobile phones.
As manufacturers of Australian-made school lockers, Davell is pleased to be at the forefront of storage solutions that are within the reach of all schools.
Solve your school’s mobile storage issues
Davell is Australia’s school locker specialist, and we offer lockers with different sizes, functions and colours to assist schools with the new policy.
Our new Mobile Phone Locker range has been specifically designed for schools to comply with the policy. Featuring compact compartments, this locker range can provide a multitude of students with individual phone storage:
- One-piece shell provides strength and security
- Full-length door return prevents doors from being forced inwards
- Australian made
- Eco-friendly 100% recyclable steel
- Guaranteed quick turnaround
Single towers can be ordered with 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 door options for mobile phones, providing flexibility to meet a wide variety of requirements.
Making an image statement with your lockers will brighten the school environment, so study Davell’s extensive colour chart for school locker colour options and read about Australian schools that are displaying their house colours.
Clear doors are a popular choice for schools, and the Davell ‘Clearview’ option features doors made from ‘shatter-resistant’ clear acrylic.
Lock it in
Locking options include key-operated, provision for a padlock or mechanical dial combination lock.
An additional solution is the Mobile Phone Charging Locker offered by Davell. Each locker compartment can charge multiple mobile phones, simultaneously. A single two-metre 10amp power lead provides power to either 8, 16 or 24 charging compartments.
Davell also has a range of laptop-sized charging lockers. The Laptop & Device Charging Lockers come in banks of ten compartments, each with their own charging outlets.
Fund your school locker rollout
The Victorian government is providing funding to support Victorian state primary and secondary school students to switch off and securely store phones during school hours.
According to the government press release “Schools will be able to apply for funding to purchase or upgrade lockers.”
In addition to the $12.4 million funding, Victorian school communities will also have “access to detailed advice and resources”.
Secure your place at the front of the queue
We understand that the school year-end is a busy time, so contact us now to get your solution for 2020 in place.
DAVELL PRODUCTS – FREECALL 1800 069 105
You can read more about the Victorian Government Policy here.
Read Davell’s previous updates about mobile phone bans in schools and more here.