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James Cook Boys Technology High School

James Cook Boys Technology High School

Empowering Young Men Through Innovation

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James Cook Boys Technology High School is committed to educating young men to be ethically guided critical thinkers who are innovative life long learners. Each student is challenged to achieve his personal best through learning experiences within an inclusive and caring environment.

The school motto, Ignotum Quaerite means 'seek the unknown' or in simpler terms, always take the opportunity to discover and learn about new things.

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18th September 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The NSW Government has announced restrictions on the use of mobile phones in NSW high schools beginning in Term 4, 2023.

James Cook Boys Technology High School will be making changes to the way mobile phones are accessed by students during the school day. The new system is being implemented to increase focus in classrooms, remove distractions and to also promote positive social interaction, while reducing the potential for online bullying.

Important changes coming in Term 4

The new Student Mobile Phone & Non-Educational Electronic Devices policy at James Cook Boys Technology High School will apply to mobile phones and non-educational electronic devices and will occur during all school hours, including break times such as during lunch and recess, as well as while students are on school-based excursions.

How we will restrict mobile phone access

Students will still be able to carry their phones while travelling to and from school.

Mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices must be switched off and placed in the student’s school bag before entering the school grounds and are not be taken out until the end of the school day after the student exits the school.

Mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices must remain switched off and in the student’s school bag when at and, travelling to and from the school for sport; excursions and school events.

Mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices must remain switched off and in the student’s school bag at all times.

Mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices that are out of bags without express permission to be used for an educational activity will be confiscated by the teacher. The school office will secure the device until the end of the day when the student can collect the device. An SMS will be sent to parents and caregivers informing them of the device usage during school.

Considerations for exemption

If you have concerns about your child not having access to a mobile phone or a non-educational electronic device, we would be happy to discuss this further with you. Students with special needs, including medical and learning needs, may apply for an exemption. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Within the attached documentation you will find the Application for Mobile Phone (Non-Educational Electronic Devices) Exemption form, please review and then make contact by email with the school for a meeting to be scheduled with the Deputy Principal prior to Term 4.

Next steps

Students will be participating in Year group meetings with a detailed presentation outlining the expectations for mobile phones and non-educational electronic devices before the commencement of Term 4.

For reference we have attached to this email the school’s policy, a parent presentation and frequently asked questions for parents and students. For further information regarding the coming changes please contact the school by email at jamescookb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au


Mr Mark Marciniak


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School dates for 2024

Term dates include school development days at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last day of the school year in NSW public schools.

School development days - 2024

Term 1 – 30 and 31 January
Term 2 - 29 April 
Term 3 -  22 July
Term 4 -  19 and 20 December


Thursday 1 February to Friday 12 April
Autumn Vacation - Monday 15 April to Friday 26 April 2024


Monday 29 April to Friday 35 July
Winter Vacation - Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July 2024


Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September
Spring Vacation – Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 2024


Monday 14 October to Tuesday 20 December
Summer Vacation – Monday 23 December to Thursday 30 January 2025


Find past, present and future NSW public school term and vacation dates, printable calendars and term planner plus test and exam dates.


Important items

1. Student Lockers

Locker Policy and Agreement (pdf 130KB)

2. Bell Times & Timetable

The school runs a 2 week cycle for timetables. School begins at 8:45am each day with rolls marked each period. 

School bell & period times (pdf 359KB) as of 13/05/2024

3. School Uniform

School uniform information can be found on the following page - What we offer

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