KILBRIDE NATIONAL SCHOOL
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Substance Use Policy
This policy was formulated by the Staff and Board of Management of Kilbride National School. This policy was formulated in order to establish the school’s rules and regulations on substance use.
A drug can be defined as a chemical, which causes changes in the way human body functions mentally, physically or emotionally. This policy is concerned with drugs which have the power to change a previous mood and the way a person thinks about things or drugs which the taker may become physically or more often psychologically dependent.
Kilbride National School sees itself as having a role in the process of enabling pupils to increase control over and improve their health. We endeavour to promote the well being of pupils by:
This policy will focus on the following:
It is accepted amongst educationalists that education about alcohol, tobacco and drugs is best carried out by teachers through the inclusion of SPHE in the curriculum.
However, the Board of Management of Kilbride National School wishes to make clear that the role of substance misuse prevention education rests with the parents/guardians.
Illicit Drugs and Solvent
This policy will be implemented by the Principal, Staff and Board of Management of Kilbride National School. A copy of this policy will be made available to the Parents and Guardians of pupils.
This policy was approved by the Board of Management in the academic year 2017/2018 and will be reviewed in the academic year 2018/2019.