Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Planning Proves Key to Schoolies

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Planning Proves Key to Schoolies

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Byline: Kate Dodd kate.dodd@thechronicle.com.au

survival tips

A hangover is your body's way of telling you it can't cope with the amount of alcohol you've had.

Be wise with who you let in your room.

Stay in well-lit areas, especially in the early hours of the morning.

Never leave drinks alone. Never accept drinks from others.

Know your boundaries and stick to them.

Tell people where you are going and who you will be with.

Eat well and drink more water. Dehydration and malnutrition will cause your body to crash into a heap.

myths

Alcohol gives you energy Co No it's a depressant. It slows down your ability to think, speak, move and do all that other stuff you like to do.

Everybody reacts the same to alcohol Co No. There are dozens of actions that affect reactions to alcohol Co body weight, time of day, how you feel mentally, body chemistry, your expectations etc.

It is none of my business if a friend is drinking too much Co If you are a real friend, it's your business. You can't make someone change but you can be honest Co maybe they'll listen.

The worst thing that can happen is a raging hangover Co If you drink enough alcohol, fast enough, you can get an amount into your body that can do serious damage to you.

I will meet the person of my dreams at Schoolies Co Schoolies isn't real life. A beach party and alcohol is not a likely foundation for you to build a long term, meaningful relationship.

Overseas trips

Pick a hassle free destination

Take out travel insurance

Register your travel plans

Make copies of your travel documents

Inform children of the penalties for breaking the law

Fiji Co Red Frogs will be at Mana and Plantation island supporting school leavers

Bali Co Red Frogs will be working with some of the local hotels in Kuta, Bali.

SCHOOLIES Week 2012 is all about celebrating what has been an amazing 12 years of schooling for graduates Imogen Hoffenberg and Phoebe Cottle.

The newly graduated Fairholme College students will join hundreds of students from the region who will be heading down to the Gold Coast this weekend for the annual end-of-school celebrations. …

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