Alcohol & Other Drugs
Our School Program’s Core Features
Our school education program is designed to be delivered to students each successive year through high school, each seminar building on the knowledge from the previous year. This assists in building relationships and credibility with students and supports schools in providing a consistent, whole-of-school approach to alcohol & other drug education.
We take a positive approach in our alcohol & other drug school program. Using the latest research, we provide students with factual information that focuses on the growing number of students who are choosing not to drink alcohol or take other drugs. From this basis, we address the realities that some students choose to drink at risky levels or engage with drugs, and we discuss strategies to reduce harm and to look after a mate if a night doesn’t go according to plan.
Our educational school program is highly interactive, providing structured activities where students are encouraged to express their questions, thoughts and opinions. This allows our presenters to provide students with credible and practical information around alcohol and other drugs during each education seminar.
Our school program has been mapped to the Australian Curriculum and is delivered by trained education professionals to ensure its alignment and consistency with the school curriculum. We are committed to supporting and enhancing your school’s existing education and pastoral care programs.
Our educational program can be tailored to cater for specific situations or the needs of the young people, parents and staff at your school. Contact us today to discuss how we can best support your community.
Are you a regional school in South Australia? We’ve got some great news for you.
From 2018 to 2020, Encounter Youth is partnering with Variety – the Children’s Charity to offer our alcohol & other drug education program to regional schools in SA without the usual travel fee. This will make alcohol & other drug education more accessible for regional school communities in SA. Find out more here.
RAVES & REVIEWS
Students & Teachers
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, Seaton High School
I didn’t realise how long alcohol stayed in the system. As a P-plate driver, I now will wait longer before driving after a party.”
Year 12 student, Eynesbury Senior College