Role of Schools
Preparation work for schools
- Before making the decision to implement the Healthy School Programme with a drug testing component (HSP(DT)), schools should consult relevant stakeholders such as their school sponsoring bodies, Incorporated Management Committees, Parent Teacher Associations, Alumni Associations, teachers, students, parents/guardians, etc.
- Schools in the same district, under the same sponsoring body or with the similar visions can flexibly form into clusters and collaborate with suitable non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to implement HSP(DT) according to the schools’ own circumstances.
- Before the commencement of HSP(DT), anti-drug education talks, briefing and consultation sessions for teachers, parents/guardians, students and other stakeholders should be appropriately arranged to promote and explain the details of HSP(DT).
Matching with NGOs
- Participating schools can flexibly partner with suitable NGOs in introducing HSP(DT)s that best suit their own needs.
- The activities planned will mainly be implemented by the partnering NGO, whereas the school will provide administrative and logistic support, supervise the running of HSP(DT) in the school and provide guidance and support for students and parents.
- If schools require any assistance regarding the matching with NGOs, please do not hesitate to contact the Narcotics Division or the Education Bureau.
School administrative and logistic support
- Schools are invited to apply for funding from the Beat Drugs Fund to support school administration and operation. Schools may use the resource as follows:
- To hire or purchase services, equipment or facilities to facilitate the drug testing in school;
- To engage or purchase the service of a part-time education psychologist or professionals from relevant disciplines to support the smooth implementation of drug testing in school;
- To undertake necessary works, such as conversion of rooms, for implementing drug testing in school;
- To organise anti-drug activities and produce anti-drug educational materials;
- To arrange anti-drug training programmes, talks and workshops for students/teachers/parents/guardians; or
- To assign appropriate candidates to be the school project assistant.