Drug Education

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​Drug education is a crucial component in improving the wellbeing and learning outcomes of students. The best way to teach students about dealing with the use of drugs in society is by working together. The philosophy underpinning drug education in Victorian government schools is a harm minimisation approach.

Our school assist this process by developing relevant and engaging drug education programs and resources and by ensuring that the response to drug-related incidents is timely.

For more information, see: Drug Education

Parent support organisations

Parent drug education facilitators

Parent drug information sessions can be facilitated by using trained parent drug education facilitators on a fee-for-service basis by contacting them directly:

Metropolitan
Kim Nguyen
Vietnamese Welfare Resource Centre
Flemington
Telephone: (03) 9376 4646
Email: Kim.Nguyen@jss.org.au
Victor Tsakmakis
Mobile: 0419 008 056

Loddon Mallee - Bendigo
Leigh Candy
Telephone: (03) 54421017
Mobile: 0428 511 886
Email: getadogster@bigpond.com

Parent information - in first language

Bilingual parent drug education facilitators are available on a fee-for-service basis to provide drug information to parents in 10 languages.

The bilingual facilitators have been trained to assist schools to engage parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in discussions about drug issues.

Arabic
Ms Amal Diab
Mobile : 0401 049 192

Spanish
Ms Celina Rojas
Region: Northern and Western Metropolitan
Telephone: (03) 9346 9350
Ms Natalia Valenzuela
Hume City Council
Telephone: (03) 9205 2310
Mobile: 0417 363 239

Contacts outside the Department

For information, general parenting queries and research, contact:

Parenting Research Centre
Telephone: (03) 9639 4111
Email: info@parentingrc.org.au
Website: Parenting Research Centre

For information on parenting and schooling issues, current campaigns, news and links to other useful sites, contact:

Parents Victoria
Telephone: (03) 9380 2150
Email: office@parentsvictoria.asn.au
Website: Parents Victoria