Do you have children who are wanting to go to parties?

Do you want to know more about how they can party safely?

Are your children wondering what career they might choose?


Parents and carers of young people aged fourteen to eighteen—and all interested members of the Bendigo community—are invited to an evening with engaging presenters and expert authors, Sonya Karras and Sacha Kaluri. If you would like some clear-headed and solidly-based advice, please book in for this free event.


Tuesday 12 September 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Marian Theatre, Coolock, Catholic College Bendigo, Barkly St, Bendigo
Enquiries: Amanda Leonard 5445 9100


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Sonya Karras and Sacha Kaluri, both mothers, have developed careers working with teenagers. Their work showed them that two important—and potentially conflicting—areas enter the lives of teenagers almost simultaneously: developing a social life and starting to think about a possible career path. In order to get important messages to greater number of teens and their parents, The Two Worlds of Your Teenager was created.


Sonya and Sacha are experienced, highly sought-after professional speakers in the youth sector and experts on teenage issues. Since 2000, Sonya and Sacha have been presenting the ‘Australian Teenage Expo’, now one of the largest youth education events in Australia.


Sonya’s ‘Whole New World’ program has been received with great enthusiasm by successive groups of BSSC Year 12 students.


Some of the key topics covered will be:

  • Understanding party drugs and their dangers.
  • How to avoid alcohol spiking.
  • Coping with unwanted aggression in clubs.
  • How to ask the right questions to determine possible career paths.
  • Understanding personal responsibility.
  • Developing a good work ethic, and investing and saving.


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