Previous Events

Leavers 2016 Parent & Guardian Information Night

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WA Police and the State Government’s Leavers Strategy partners are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for Leavers to celebrate in.

An information session was held for parents and guardians of 2016 Leavers in Floreat in October to help parents ensure their child has a safe and enjoyable time, and to hear from a range of agencies involved in delivering Leavers celebrations in Rottnest and Dunsborough.

Download the Alcohol and Leavers Celebrations Community Action Kit for information to help reduce alcohol-related harm associated with Leavers’ celebrations.


Talking Drugs Parent Information Sessions

SDERA staff with Peter Watson MLA at Talking Drugs Event in Albany

Parents have an important role to play in preventing and reducing their children’s risk of harm from drug use.

As part of the national and state strategy to address methamphetamine and other drug use behaviour, the Department of Education and SDERA offered Talking Drugs Information Sessions for parents during Semester 1 2016 and continued throughout the year. These sessions were held in 11 regional areas and throughout the metropolitan area.

Peter Watson MLA and the SDERA drug education team at the Talking Drugs parent information session in Albany.  

Voice of Youth Road Safety Forums

Kim Papalia at the Youth Road Safety Forum
Kim Papalia, Road Safety Commissioner at the Wheatbelt South Road Safety Forum for Youth, Merredin College.

Merredin College and Katanning Senior High School hosted Voice of Youth Road Safety Forums in Semester 2 2016.

These events were hosted by SDERA and were attended by Kim Papalia, Road Safety Commissioner, guest speakers and other dignitaries.

The forums brought together a representative group of students from schools in the Wheatbelt to discuss road safety issues and to gauge what they felt might contribute to a reduction in road trauma, especially relating to young people in the Wheatbelt.


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