Mater Dei Catholic College has adopted a new approach to solve the school's mobile phone "epidemic" by setting up pouches for students to holster their handsets during class.
The school has hung up thirty pouches in every classroom, with students stowing away their beloved phones before class and only retrieving them once class is over.
It has made a world of difference for year 11 student Brody Sly, who said he could better focus on lessons without the temptation of a phone in arm's reach.
"It's good for concentration, not having a phone in your pocket all the time," Brody said.
"It keeps you focused on your school work, and I'm more focused and applied now."
Assistant principal Daryl Lawrence has also opted into the new system, tucking away his own phone in a show of solidarity with the students.
"It's probably been one of the best changes to learning in the college," Mr Lawrence said.
"Screentime has dropped dramatically, and it's also led to a massive decrease in social media issues within our school."
Mr Lawrence said the modern addiction to mobile phones had hit plague-like proportions in schools and workplaces across the world.
"With the current epidemic of apps such as Snapchat and TikTok we see students - and adults for that matter - always checking their phones," he said.
"You've only got to go to a train station or an airport and you can see everybody on their phones."
Mr Lawrence said most of the students had taken the ban on the chin, although so far there have been "two or three" students who have been caught attempting to sneak their phones past the teacher.
However, in general he hailed the system as a "massive success", saying students were mostly happy with the system and that their parents were downright delighted.
Year 11 Ada Crain said she supported the new system, because it meant she could head into the HSC with fewer distractions. "Especially being in year 11, it makes it easier for us to focus on taking notes," she said.