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