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Student, Teacher & Parent Reviews

Students, teaching staff, parents, and community partners have highly commended the relevancy and effectiveness of our alcohol & other drug program. Below are a few of the things we hear from students and teachers.

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Student Reviews   •   Teacher Reviews  •   Parent Reviews

Student Reviews

★★★★★

Very informative and helpful. When I left the seminar, I was confident that I could help one of my friends should they have a few too many drinks and that if for some bizarre reason I were to drink, one of my friends would be able to help me.”

Year 10 student Seaview High School

★★★★★

Make me think twice before doing something that could put me in a dangerous situation. And be more careful about alcohol consumption in the future.”

Year 10 student Sacred Heart College

★★★★★

Very grateful and thankful to have this experience at our school. I learnt many new things about alcohol and choices in which I will take on board in future occurrences of my lifetime. I believe having this knowledge and understanding will be a great influence to many people, which should be provided to every school.”

Year 10 student, St Ignatius College

★★★★★

It was a lot of fun and was definitely enjoyable, I would love to have you back at my school.”

Year 8 student, Marryatville High School

★★★★★

I learned how to keep friends safe when they are drunk.”

Year 10 student, Gawler & District B-12 School

★★★★★

It was good and lots of info that was easy to understand and to hold to.”

Year 10 student, Clare High School

★★★★

It was great, I definitely took some knowledge home with me and hope to pass some on to friends and family. The seminar was definitely worth my time, I really enjoyed it 🙂 Thank you!”

Senior School Student, Swan Reach Area School

★★★★★

I really appreciated the level of authenticity and realism in the information and answers to the questions.”

Year 11 student, Seaview High School

★★★★★

The presentation was really good, it taught me especially new things that I never knew before. I know have more knowledge about alcohol and other drugs and how I can look after myself and my mates…”

Year 11 student, Salisbury High School

★★★★★

The stories that we were shown showing how people were in certain situations and then found a way to get out of the situation in a safe and unharmful way was helpful as it showed new techniques on how to remove ourselves from a certain situation.”

Year 11 student, Cardijn College

★★★★

It was presented well and very informative. The information covered by the presentation were very relevant – it was a good time to see this presentation.”

Year 12 Student, Aberfoyle Park High School

★★★★★

I think all of it was beneficial and was presented in a way in which everyone listened.”

Year 12 student, Xavier College

★★★★★

It was very engaging and the presenter was down-to-earth and approachable.”

Year 12 Student, Xavier College

★★★★★

I really enjoyed the seminar, I learnt a lot and felt like my opinions and the opinions of my peers were respected by our presenter.”

Year 11 Student, Eynesbury Senior College

★★★★★

I learned the truth about drink spiking, which honestly surprised me. I’m glad I have that information now.”

Year 12 Student, Kildare College

★★★★★

It changed the way I feel about myself as a party-goer. Hearing stories about people allocating themselves as a non-drinker for the festival has encouraged me to perhaps do this.”

Year 12 Student, Pembroke Senior School

★★★★★

Really well said, interesting enough for us to pay attention to. The fact that the speaker was engaging and funny helped us to relate and want to pay attention. Definitely helped us learn how to be safer.”

Year 12 Student, Cabra Dominican College

★★★★★

It was genuinely helpful, instead of just lecturing and ‘scaring’ us into not trying drugs and alcohol, we were taught how to deal with issues such as peer pressure and how to stay safe at parties.”

Year 12 Student, St Dominic’s Priory College

★★★★★

The new alcohol supply laws were interesting to hear about, and I am glad that I now have an understanding of the legalities of my parents and friend’s parents supplying me alcohol.”

Year 11 Student, Eynesbury Senior College

★★★★★

I am so grateful for this seminar as it will more than likely save lives, and give me the confidence to go to parties, knowing how to protect and look after myself and my friends.”

Year 11 Student, Sacred Heart College

★★★★★

The different levels of Blood Alcohol Content were really helpful – what’s safe and what’s dangerous/life-risking.”

Year 12 Student, Rostrevor College

★★★★★

Learning about what to do when someone around you is drunk and in a bad way. Also understanding that my decision not to partake in drugs and alcohol is ok.”

Year 10 student, St Ignatius College

★★★★★

The evidence on how drinking at a young age can have a negative effect on the developing brain.”

Year 10 Student, Parafield Gardens High School

 

★★★★★

Just being spoken to about these things is helpful as so much is unknown for us as young teenagers.”

Year 10 Student, Gladstone High School

★★★★★

Learning the best strategies of what to do in an emergency situation, or even just understanding what an emergency looks like.”

Year 12 Student, St Dominic’s Priory College

★★★★★

The seminar makes you aware of the results of consuming alcohol on a large scale, as well as what to do when somebody drinks like that.”

Year 11 student, Seaview High School

★★★★★

The speaker used a combination of humour and information to provide an entertaining and educational seminar.”

Year 10 student, St Ignatius College

Teacher Reviews

★★★★★

Great presenter, knowledgeable, relevant and non-judgemental, easy to approach and always delivers content in an engaging way, our students have really responded well … and they can be a tough crowd!”

Teacher, Moonta Area School

★★★★★

Brilliant session and a fantastic and engaging presenter. Staff hated staying back for PD but left thanking us for organising it!!”

Teacher, St Patrick’s Technical College

★★★★★

The sessions are aimed at engaging the students at their level who are faced with making decisions and choices for their safety in social situations, empowering them with strategies and understanding. Having the parent sessions is also a really good way of supporting our community and parents.”

Wellbeing Leader, Tumby Bay Area School

★★★★★

It was engaging and students were involved in sharing their views and opinions. It was informative and I think they learned a lot from this session.”

Teacher, Roxby Downs Area School

★★★★★

It was informative, especially using statistics around non-drinkers within the age bracket.”

Teacher, Seaview High School

★★★★★

Highly informative and covered many elements of safety whilst also emphasising a balanced approach of having fun.”

Teacher, Sacred Heart College

★★★★★

Brilliant presentation. Highly engaging and well spoken presenter. I could see the engagement in our students –  in particular those students who may be most at risk … I always learn something new myself! Thank you!”

Year 12 Coordinator

★★★★★

The overwhelming response from both students and staff was that this was the best event we ran all year.”

Head of Senior School, Hallett Cove R-12

★★★★★

Great interaction with students for engagement. Loved the fact that the seminar wasn’t telling the audience ‘what not to do’.”

Year 9 Coordinator, Marryatville High School

★★★★★

The program is really valuable. A cost-effective way of being able to access up-to-date information that we can’t necessarily find ourselves. The skills and strategies presented are really effective.”

Year 11/12 Leader of Wellbeing and Learning, St Francis De Sales College

★★★★★

One of the great benefits of the Encounter Youth Education program is that it is an evidence based, harm minimisation program, it’s real and it actually addresses what is happening in the lives of young people, with a focus on student wellbeing and safety, presented in a context that students can connect with.”

Director of Student Wellbeing, St Ignatius College

★★★★★

The benefits of the program are students are made aware of current trends and statistics for young people in Australia, and given strategies to use if confronted with a difficult situation. Having Encounter Youth travel over 500kms to visit us was a great opportunity for our school and community.”

Deputy Principal, Kimba Area School

★★★★★

The content was relevant to the students and was presented in a way that kept the students’ interested and engaged.”

Year 8 Teacher, Mount Carmel College

★★★★★

Gave factual information in a way that students understand.”

Year 11 Teacher, Cardijn College

★★★★★

It engaged students at their level in a way they felt comfortable and gave them information that will help them make better decisions when confronting new, possibly risky, situations around alcohol and drugs.”

Year 12 Teacher, Christian Brothers College

Parent Reviews

★★★★★

An excellent session, very informative, extremely well presented, very clear.”

Parent, St Ignatius College

★★★★★

Great presentation. Well presented and easily understood 🙂

Parent, Roxby Downs Area School

★★★★★

Thank you, food for thought on how families host/supervise events with alcohol.”

Parent, Keith Area School

★★★★★

Excellent seminar. Well presented and informative.”

Parent, Moonta Area School

★★★★★

A great informative session with extremely useful and practical ideas. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.”

Parent, Blackfriars Priory School

★★★★★

Great initiative. Enables open conversations with your child as they also have participated in the seminar. Any opportunity for discussion is a good thing.”

Parent, Eynesbury Senior College

★★★★★

A great opportunity for discussion and questions and tips for parents.”

Parent, Cowell Area School

★★★★★

Helpful advice about how to approach alcohol use and conversations about it.”

Parent, Sacred Heart College

★★★★★

Presented in a way that was comfortable with researched facts and data.”

Parent, Tumby Bay Area School

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