Headmaster Seminar Series – Paul Dillon
Last Wednesday Paul Dillon made his annual visit to Hutchins to address our Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Paul has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many agencies and organisations across the country to give regular updates on current drug trends within the community. He is a strong advocate for young people to ensure that they have access to quality information and best practice drug education.
In 2009 Paul’s best-selling book for parents was released, titled Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs. He also regularly provides media comment and is regarded as a key social commentator in Australia, appearing on a wide range of television programs including Sunrise, TODAY and The Project. I encourage you to visit Paul’s website where he discusses topical issues of the day, as well as addressing some of the questions and queries he is regularly asked by those attending his presentations.
Each of Paul’s presentations builds upon the information he has passed on to our boys in the previous year.
Paul also presented to over 200 parents/carers on Thursday evening and provided practical advice to parents and students regarding parties, drugs and alcohol. Paul is a regular visitor to the School and we thank him once again for his guidance and expertise.