Seminar Duration:

A Whole New World Seminar is usually a double period ie. 90 – 100 minutes. This is the ideal amount if time, however the seminar can be held over a 60 minute period if necessary. Extra time for questions is recommended especially with larger groups.

Funding opportunities:

Some Whole New World seminars have been funded through the Education Department, School Focused Youth Service, Rotary, Local Councils Youth Services Departments and private businesses – contact the relevant person in your area.

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A whiteboard and small table will be required for all types of sessions. A projector and cd player will be needed for some sessions.



7 days. An invoice will be posted to your school after the session.

Session filled with anecdotes & real life experiences:
A Whole New World session with your students will leave them with information and strategies to keep themselves safe and make smart decisions whilst partying. Upon making a booking Sonya will discuss any issues you would like to focus on and tailor the session around these. 
The session is filled with anecdotes and real life experiences which students can easily identify with.



Please email or phone Sonya for further details regarding fees.
Mobile: 0419 104 590 or Email me



Topics addressed are:

Year 11- 12

  • Drinking and Driving – the laws for P and L platers
  • How to stop a friend from drinking and driving
  • Standard drinks and how alcohol is processed
  • Fast consumption of alcohol – the dangers
  • Laws for being in possession of alcohol underage and drinking in public
  • Identification and fake ID – fines
  • Underage fines and law
  • Dressing appropriately
  • Security – powers and use of force
  • Intoxication and binge drinking
  • Alcohol – harm minimisation
  • Recovery position and calling an ambulance
  • Assessing for intoxication before getting into a car (signs of intoxication)
  • Drink spiking
  • Getting home safely
  • Ecstasy and GHB

Year 8 – 10

  • Going to parties how to prepare
  • Standard drinks and how alcohol works
  • Having a party at home
  • Inviting guests
  • Law associated with parties and underage guests
  • Police – when will they get involved
  • Registering party with Police
  • Getting there and going home safely
  • What to do if it all goes wrong
  • Gatecrashers
  • Harm minimisation strategies
  • Safety


  • Preparing to go
  • Accommodation – problems and solutions
  • Laws and fines interstate
  • Registering as a schoolie
  • “Toolies”
  • Assistance whilst they are there
  • Avoiding fights and being a target
  • Making it through the week
  • General safety information
  • Friendship group issues
  • Drink safety
  • Resources for further information

Teachers – Professional Development

  • Binge drinking – what is it?
  • Drinking and driving
  • Standard drinks and how alcohol is processed
  • Laws for teenagers
  • After parties
  • Latest research on alcohol
  • Schoolies
  • Drink spiking
  • Drugs – names, nick names what’s in them and how they work
  • Talking to students about drugs and alcohol
  • Support services
  • Inside information on today’s partying


  • The inside info on partying
  • Ways they can be involved in making sure their children party safely
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Safe parties at home
  • Staying informed and up to date
  • Resources for further information
  • Formals and after parties
  • Schoolies


  • Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • Effects of alcohol
  • Effects of drugs
  • Standard drinks and how alcohol is processed
  • Workplace Drug testing
  • Drink spiking
  • Appropriate behaviour at work events
  • Sexual assault and harassment
  • Laws and OH and S