Department of Education





Community education and advocacy for resilience, drug and road safety education in WA school communities plays an important part to help keep young people safer.

SDERA aims to keep school communities informed and updated on current trends, research and state and national strategies related to resilience, drug and road safety education.

In this section you can access our newsletter, media releases and related news articles from around WA.

Make sure you check back regularly to find out what’s new.

Want to share your story with us?

SDERA wants to fill this space with interesting and informative news about resilience, drug and road safety education in WA schools.

So if you have an interesting news story or photograph that highlights the great work you are doing in the fields of resilience, drug or road safety education, send it to us and we will do our best to feature this on our website and/or in the SDERA newsletter.

Please note that all photographs sent in must have written approval (email or handwritten) from the person/s pictured (or their parents/guardian if under 18 years of age) to allow the photograph to be used for promotional purposes.

For further information you can contact Pepita Bulloch, our Communications and Marketing Manager on (08) 9402 6254 or email

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SDERA’s quarterly newsletter offers its readers a variety of information on resilience, drug and road safety education. It includes the most up-to-date research, resources and professional learning opportunities for school-based staff, website, regional and agency information-including a Smarter than Smoking insert and stories from schools around the state who help to promote SDERA’s message of helping to keep young people safer.

Electronic SDERA News
Would you like to receive an electronic copy of our newsletter? Email your request, including your name, school/agency and contact details to and we will add you to our database. 

Win a SDERA resource
Would you like to win a copy of SDERA’s Challenges and Choices: a resource for resilience, drug and road safety education? If the answer is YES then all you need to do is submit an article and photo about an event or program that is running at your school in the areas of resilience, drug or road safety education.

Details for submitting articles
SDERA is keen to receive articles submitted for this newsletter by school-based staff and other interested agencies. A free resource is on offer to those who have a submitted article published.

Email articles (of no more than 200 words) and any photographs (as a jpeg file) to 

It’s that simple, so what are you waiting for? We look forward to hearing about what is happening at your school!

Contact details:
Editor: Pepita Bulloch
Phone: (08) 9402 6254

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Your stories

This section features some of the great work happening in the fields of resilience, drug and road safety education in WA school communities.

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