The use of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical drugs is common in our society. Students are exposed to drug-related issues at home, school and in the wider community. Appropriate skills and knowledge will be taught at Glen Waverley South Primary School in order to contribute to the minimisation of the harm associated with drug use by young people.
- To implement relevant and comprehensive drug education as an ongoing core component of the curriculum.
- To provide students with appropriate drug education prevention programs
- To provide a supportive environment that involves parents and the wider school community in drug related curriculum and welfare issues.
- A wellbeing sub-committee will oversee the implementation of harm minimisation drug education within the school.
- Professional development focusing on classroom strategies, strategies for dealing with critical incidents and on drug related student welfare will be provided as required.
- The Drug Education Program will be linked to and taught as part of Glen Waverley South Primary School’s Integrated Curriculum and You Can Do I Program.
- Regular communication between school, home and the wider community will be maintained on issues relating to drug education.
- Where required, assistance and support, including referrals for students with drug-related problems will be made in consultation with the principal, Welfare Co-ordinator, class teacher, the families and other agencies.
- Recording of first aid and medication administered will be maintained and by the nominated First Aid Officer and filed in the First Aid Register (kept in the sick bay).
- A register of staff with current First Aid qualifications will be maintained by the First Aid Officer.
- A First Aid Program Budget will be written annually and funds allocated will be used to ensure adequate first aid supplies and trained personnel are available for in school and out of school activities.
A major review will be held tri-annually in accordance with the School Charter.