What parents need to know | Information Seminar with Paul Dillon

Vaping is a new trend amongst adolescents that most parents know little about and as we approach the end of the school year where celebratory parties are being planned, it is important to educate our young people and their families about drug and alcohol consumption.

At Sunshine Coast Grammar School we are proactive about educating our young people and aim to build a community that fosters supportive systems and positive relationships and promote a strong ethos of mutual care and concern.

Grammar is excited to be hosting guest speaker, Paul Dillon from the Drug and Alcohol Research Training Australia (DARTA), who will be giving information sessions to students, staff and parents on Wednesday, 9 November 2022.

As a former school teacher, Paul is passionate about the well-being of young people and conducts many information sessions and workshops for school students across Australia and internationally. Grammar students in Years 10 and 11 will have an opportunity to hear from Paul who will discuss alcohol, cannabis, risk-taking, and looking after your mates.

The information seminar by Paul Dillon is highly regarded by Sunshine Coast Grammar School and forms part of its well-being program to promote health, build resilience, enhance academic care and build relationships.

Grammar is hosting the free community session with Matthew Flinders Anglican College and has also extended the invitation to other schools on the Sunshine Coast for the parent information session.

The information session will cover what parents need to know about teenagers, alcohol, vaping and other drugs.

Paul will share his wisdom and tips on why age-appropriate monitoring is vital and how parents and carers can encourage their teens to have fun while staying safe.

With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly provides media comment and is regarded as a key social commentator in Australia, appearing on a wide range of television programs including Sunrise, TODAY and The Project discussing topical issues.  

Paul has been working in the area of drug education for more than 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many agencies and organisations across the country to give regular updates on current drug trends within the community.

Celebrations, partying and socialising are a fundamental rite of passage and one of the most important aspects of a young person’s life. Although the prospect might seem somewhat daunting or even terrifying for parents and caregivers, keeping young people safe can often be a compromise and a challenge.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, 9 November

Time: 6:30 – 8.30pm

Location: Sunshine Coast Grammar School, 372 Mons Road, Forest Glen

Venue: Grammar Hall

Booking details: https://bit.ly/3SGVWUB