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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Both, I've never been to a school dance where all of the parents attended, only a couple of parents as chaperones.
    Ok the only ones I've been to were PandC events so teachers aren't there to supervise. The parents have to attend (for insurance and liability purposes as its on school premises after hours).

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    Our school disco last year was no parents allowed inside the hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ok the only ones I've been to were PandC events so teachers aren't there to supervise. The parents have to attend (for insurance and liability purposes as its on school premises after hours).
    Ours are still PTA events (parent teacher association). They're usually after school for a few hours (3pm-6pm). In junior high and high school they are at night but usually just teacher chaperones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Ours are still PTA events (parent teacher association). They're usually after school for a few hours (3pm-6pm). In junior high and high school they are at night but usually just teacher chaperones.
    I'm not disagreeing with you. Just explaining what my experience has been. And BRV already notes her school is different again.

    My point is that parents don't attend to have a booze fest. But because we're required to.

    There's no right or wrong on this. It's obviously a school by school basis (unless you have actual government guidelines like they do in nsw).

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    @SoThisIsLove if you don't like the sale of alcohol at your school events can I suggest you speak to the principal. That's what they are there for. To listen to parents.

    But also maybe get involved with the fundraising at your school as you may find if it is removed there is a sudden shortfall in funds for student facilities. Fundraising at schools is a largely thankless job and it's nice to get new families involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'm not disagreeing with you. Just explaining what my experience has been. And BRV already notes her school is different again.

    My point is that parents don't attend to have a booze fest. But because we're required to.

    There's no right or wrong on this. It's obviously a school by school basis (unless you have actual government guidelines like they do in nsw).
    ??? I wasn't arguing at all, just discussing the differences...😕

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    ??? I wasn't arguing at all, just discussing the differences...😕
    Ok sorry I thought you were. All good.

    I am a little sensitive about topics like this to be honest having been on the PandC for years and everything you do gets criticised by someone at the school. They make decisions largely around the best interests of the school, not so parents can get blotto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'm not disagreeing with you. Just explaining what my experience has been. And BRV already notes her school is different again.

    My point is that parents don't attend to have a booze fest. But because we're required to.

    There's no right or wrong on this. It's obviously a school by school basis (unless you have actual government guidelines like they do in nsw).
    Our school is like this.

    There is alcohol served at the disco and parents are required to stay. The P&C found that parents were dropping and running, once they started the 'bar' parents now stay and supervise their children. There are no teachers at the disco (unless they have a child attending the school), and the principal is sometimes there.

    In 5 years I have never seen any parent off their face or behaving inappropriately.

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    I've not yet attended a school event, DS1 has a school fair in a few weeks; I'm curious to see whether there's alcohol for sale. I'd actually be surprised if there was. In saying that, I'd probably have a beer while meandering around if there is.

    At the kinder AGM and start of year BBQ we provided alcohol. Generally kids didn't attend the AGM but they were allowed if needed. I'll admit to having to go back for the car the morning after the AGM when I was president. I was far from sh!tfaced, but I was over the limit.

    I have no problems with alcohol being consumed in moderation in front of kids. My kids know they can't drive, swear, drink wine our do a multitude of things that adults can do, simply because they're not adults. I was raised by parents who never swore or drank in my presence and ended up a binge drinking lout with a mouth that would make a sailor blush. Anecdotal, yes, but an indicator that what you are exposed to isn't necessarily representative of what you become.

    As a side note, I hope I can stay at school discos; top 40 pop is my weakness....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    We sponsor the local public school near work and they have a trivia night /charity auction every year at the school , no kids allowed , it's usually BYO and a lot of the donations for the auctions are from the local bottle shop plus the local public school near our home does a fundraising art auction no kids and they have it catered with alcohol - I think at DS school there are a few fundraising nights without kids but I'll find that all out this year!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I am a little sensitive about topics like this to be honest having been on the PandC for years and everything you do gets criticised by someone at the school. They make decisions largely around the best interests of the school, not so parents can get blotto.
    I've never been to anything kid free, I think I'd be ok with it then.

    while I agree that children should be taught moderation most schools go over board with 'healthy' food and won't allow a birthday cake so that's where I think it's a bit contradictory to then allow alcohol.

    Although I also totally understand where @Sonja is coming from, I've been involved in every fundraiser/workshop/Parents group/volunteering that DD has had at both schools she has attended, not only is it is hard work, you need to be a bl**dy diplomat


 

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