8 Feb 2024

Enforcing school phone ban won't be easy says principal

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 8 February 2024

Schools have opened for the year with a new challenge to tackle, how to enforce the ban on mobile phones.

While the government's policy won't come into force until the start of term two, plenty of schools have chosen to start as they intend to go on.

But it's not going to be easy, especially where the older kids are involved.

Papatoetoe High School principal and Secondary Principals' Association president Vaughan Couillault has plenty of reservations about how it's going to pan out.

Couillault spoke to Corin Dann.