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Schoolies Information Sessions

30/10/2017

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Safer Schoolies Information Sessions


The Safer Schoolies Initiative is a whole of government response coordinated by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, in conjunction with nine government agencies (including the Queensland Police Service and Queensland Ambulance Service) as well as City of Gold Coast and numerous volunteering and community partners.

The Queensland Government does not promote participation in Schoolies but is committed to enhancing the safety and responsible behaviour of school leavers and minimising disruption to local communities where they gather.  The Gold Coast Schoolies Community Safety Response is designed to manage the influx of thousands of young people choosing to holiday together in central Surfers Paradise and provides a range of support services on the street  and nightly drug and alcohol free entertainment for those attending.

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This year, alcohol and drug free activities will be held from 18 to 24 November on Surfers Paradise beach.  Click here to find out more on the location, activities and services available.

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Parents Information Video

Parents play an important role in preparing their child for end-of-year celebrations. We encourage parents to talk to their child about their plans.
The Safer Schoolies Initiative will be launching a Parents Information video on the Schoolies Information for Parents Facebook page and Schoolies website. This video will include presentations by the Schoolies Welfare Coordinator, the Queensland Police Service, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation and Crime Stoppers Queensland. The video will cover the Gold Coast Schoolies Community Safety Response including what to expect at Schoolies, safety and welfare of your teen and how parents can remain involved.  The video will be launch first week of October. Parents and guardians can find further information here.
Please encourage the parents and guardians of your students to watch and share with peers.. The official facebook pages SchooliesGC and Schoolies Info for Parents are excellent resources to encourage parents to follow as they provide official information and updates leading up to and throughout the Response.

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A series of short educational videos on key topics to help school leavers prepare for Schoolies. They cover topics such as accommodation and travel; drugs and alcohol; sexual health; mental health; and, protection of privacy. Click here to view the index of videos.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES ON THE WEBSITE

For more information on Schoolies please refer your students to the following key sections on the website:

Staying Safe
 
Your Rights & Responsibilities
 
Access & Identification
Schoolies Contacts
 

Schools can also follow our official Facebook pages and share content via SchooliesGC
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 and Schoolies Info For Parents.​