On Monday 28 October, Girls Grammar will welcome Director of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA), Mr Paul Dillon, to the School to present to students in Years 10, 11 and 12.
An important component of the School’s strategy for resilience education is engaging well-respected guest speakers to address students, staff and parents. Each year, Girls Grammar has benefitted from presentations by Mr Dillon, an expert with more than 25 years’ experience in drug and alcohol education.
Mr Dillon works with many organisations to provide regular updates on teenage drug use trends and has identified that the key to protecting our youth rests in education. Paul’s work with school communities ensures they have access to quality information and best-practice drug education. His best-selling book for parents, Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs, was released in 2009.
Mr Dillon’s presentations to students are unique and always well-received. A previous teacher with a tremendous wealth of knowledge in his area and a talent for connecting with teenagers, Paul is able to engage with the girls and build meaningful relationships with them that continue to develop across three years. Paul’s key focus is on developing a trusting relationship with students, which ensures that the information he offers is highly valued.
On Tuesday 29 October, all parents are invited to attend a Parent Information Evening with Paul Dillon. This event will be held at Brisbane Grammar School and more detailed information about the event will be included in upcoming BGGS News and Events Newsletters.
Mrs Anne Ingram