To schoolie or not to schoolie…

Your child is 17/18 years old. They’ve finally graduated after no less than thirteen gruelling years of school, they’ve survived the exams known to drive teenagers to anxiety and depression, they’ve bid farewell to their classmates at their Year 12 formal, and now it’s time for them to step out into the Big Wide World.  Thankfully, there is a blissful month-and-a-half between burning the last of their exam notes and results day, when they’re reminded that their final exams were real; not just some horrible nightmare. It should come as no surprise that your son or daughter will want to spend some of this time on a holiday with their best friends, planning to do nothing but drink and go to the beach, thus jumping the bandwagon that many Australians consider to be a rite of passage: schoolies week.

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