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

​Research shows that when parents take part in their child’s education, the result is an increase in their achievement and an improvement in their attitude to school. Strong partnerships between schools, family and the community also provide a network that can help protect students from a range of issues including those associated with drugs, alcohol, emotional distress and problem behaviours.

Programs in schools

There are programs designed to help schools connect with you as a parent about drug education.

Talking Tactics Together - for primary schools

Talking Tactics Together is an interactive family drug education program where you and your child can take part in a range of drug education activities. This resource provides a range of tools and resources to help the school community plan and run events in which you and your child learn about drug related issues together.

Creating Conversations - for secondary schools

Creating Conversations is a school-based program that involves your child in facilitating discussion sessions with you about drug related issues.

Drug education resources

Alcohol fact sheets

The following eight fact sheets provide include for you about the risks associated with alcohol use by young people and tips for talking to your children about drinking.