Valuables, mobile phones, fitness trackers and lost property


Lost property - Name All Belongings Please! All articles of lost property are kept in a lost property container outside the office.

  • In order to minimise health risks, lost property is sorted on a weekly basis.
  • All Named items will be returned to the owner. Parents are asked to ensure they have written a child’s whole name and not just initials or a first name
  • Non-uniform items will be donated to charity
  • Uniform items (hats, jumpers and jackets) are washed and kept for emergency clothing or given to the Uniform Shop for second hand supplies
  •  Non-Uniform Blue jumpers are washed and held in the Uniform Shop for one term before being sold second hand. Parents can go to the Uniform Shop in opening times to identify lost clothing.
  • Lunch boxes and drink bottles will be thrown away


How you can prevent losing items children bring to school

  • Please name everything your child brings to school.
  • Make sure your child’s hat can be readily identified by including a coloured patch, ribbon, name in colourful fabric paint – anything you can think of to make it stand out plus their full name on the inside.
  • Continuously impress upon your child the need to put items they take off in their bags.


Moblie Phones

Student owned phones must be handed in before the school day to the Administration Office. Collection is the responsibility of the student. Full details of this policy can be collected from the school office.

Fitness Tracker / Smartwatch Procedures

Wearable technology is becoming more prominent - in particular Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches.

What's the difference between a Fitness Tracker and a Smartwatch?

Fitness trackers (or activity trackers) come in all shapes and sizes, but most tend to be a slim, lightweight bracelet or wrist-band design. The main function of a fitness tracker is to monitor your health using different types of sensors to track movement and heart rate.

While most smartwatches offer the same functions as those you'll find on a fitness tracker (like step counters and sleep trackers), they tend to come with a few extra features.

The devices look and function very similarly, but there are notable differences between them. These can be summed up as such: smartwatches are built for communication while fitness trackers are built for monitoring and data gathering.

The main function of a smartwatch is to facilitate communication. You can use a smartwatch to read emails, texts, or at least receive notifications with a glance at your wrist.

There are overlapping features smartwatches and fitness trackers share that make them appear similar. Some features are appropriate for school and others, when used as communication devices, cause disruption in and classrooms and the playground and can be used inappropriately to access social media and take photos without permission. This can cause distress and breach the privacy of others. 

Acceptable use of wearable technology at Peregian Springs State School 

Parents are able to contact their children by calling the school phone number (07) 5351 2222. If a parent feels it is necessary for their child to bring a smartwatch, then the rules for student use of mobile phones apply e.g., sign in at office before school and retrieve at the end of the day. 

Acceptable (at school) Wearable Tech Features: 

  • Digital time-reading interfaces (clock)
  • Pedometer
  • Sleep Pattern Monitor
  • Track distance, whether you're walking, running or cycling
  • Store music and connect to headphones via Bluetooth

Unacceptable (at school) Wearable Tech features: 

  • Send/receive messages from watch
  • Browse the internet
  • Smartwatches that are equipped with SIM cards that allow users to make phone calls
  • Make contactless payments
  • Display phone notifications
  • Audio and Visual Recording

We encourage all parents to assist us with this by keeping smartwatches at home or signing in at the office.



Extreme care must be taken of valuable items brought to school by students. We strongly recommend valuable or sentimental personal items not required for learning be left at home as the school cannot be responsible for such items during the day. Money for school activities is to be handed in on arrival at school. Money for the Tuckshop is to be kept in the zipped pocket or student’s uniforms.
Last reviewed 29 January 2021
Last updated 29 January 2021