This year we continued to embed a more comprehensive approach to resilience, alcohol and other drugs, and road safety education in WA schools through the CHAT initiative. A total of 122 primary and secondary schools across regional and metropolitan WA engaged in the initiative marking another milestone for us.
Five schools were recognised for being the first in WA to reach Gold Level. Following an evaluation by an external assessor, each school was acknowledged at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 29 March at the Goose Beach Bar and Kitchen in Busselton. Being the first schools in WA to reach Gold Level was a huge accomplishment for them and for us.
Further to this, 112 CHAT schools developed Whole-School Drug Education Plans including procedures for incident management and intervention support.