After school hours I dont see a problem. I am in charge of my children then not the teachers so either me or dh wont drink.
Our NSW primary school has a strict no alcohol rule at events. It says it on every note.
Only time I've had alcohol at school events was a parent-only trivia night that was at a local hall, and at high school there was a 'wine and cheese' meet the parents night, which was kid-free.
I think it's unnecessary to have alcohol at a school event that has kids there. And yes I do think it sets a bad example for the kids. Australia has a massive drinking problem; if we are demonstrating to kids that something as basic as a school event *needs* alcohol to be served, then I think that that contributes towards our poor drinking culture.
I don't like it at any school after hours functions - that are on school grounds.
Eg: primary school disco on a Friday night in the school hall, shouldn't be allowed. Don't know why we need alcohol at school functions in front t of kids.
Eg: school trivia night at local RSL, go for your life.
I have endured sooo many school events without even a drop of wine...seems I'm missing out!!
Clementine Grace (18-02-2016)
I think the best example you can set to kids re booze is that it can be enjoyed healthily in moderation. it's about fostering a healthy attitude about it.
if you hide it away and make it out to be naughty contraband, kids will cotton on and wonder what the big deal is. this isn't the prohibition and we aren't puritans. I don't see any issue with enjoying a pleasant glass of wine or a light beer at a school event.
unless you're an alcoholic or have a tendency to be unable to stop after one or two, I don't see the issue.
I wouldn't say school functions and alcohol necessarily go hand in hand, but I think it's ok so long as parents know where to draw the line.
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