Make Our Kids Schools Alcohol Free

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Courtney Warren started this petition to Hon. John Gardener (Minister for Education) and

Schools are intended to be safe zones, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students.

To be clear, I do not have a problem with the responsible consumption of alcohol, and I afford people the right to choose to do so. The problem is the consumption of alcohol at a school event, or at an event held on school premises with children in attendance.

Just like hotels and liquor stores are not appropriate places for young people to learn or play, schools and school events are not appropriate places to consume alcohol, and it is wholly irresponsible to consume alcohol when children are present at these events. It is understandable that we should teach our young people about alcohol and its responsible use, but our schools are not the place to do this. 

I am asking for your help in influencing the SA Department of Education who will be reviewing the Entertainment Policy at the end of this year which currently states

Irrespective of how the alcohol is provided

~ the provision of alcohol at an official student event is not acceptable

~the provision of alcohol at events attended by students is generally not acceptable.

I am petitioning for the word 'generally' to be removed and have it state that

~the provision of alcohol at events attended by students is not acceptable. 

My child's primary school currently claims its events as 'community events' so it is not an 'official student event'. Please help me close this loophole in the policy. Then children in our state can attend movie nights, end of year concerts etc without alcohol being present.

That all Schools are Dry Zones/Alcohol Free at all times is my ultimate goal. I hope our State leaders can bring South Australia in line with the rest of the country sooner rather than later.

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