School’s Out for Class of 2012

Story by Craig Warhurst – 16th Nov 2012 5:00 AM

Gympie State High school students had their last day of school yesterday and are ready to step out into the world after schoolies week.

ACROSS the Gympie region, Year 12 graduates will put their high school years behind them today and prepare for the big adventure that is Schoolies Week.

While only a handful of Schoolies are expected on the Cooloola Coast and Sunshine Coast, police numbers at Rainbow Beach have been doubled. Continue reading School’s Out for Class of 2012

Courts Hardening on Schoolies Booze

Melanie Maeseele | 13 November, 2011 | Gold Coast Bulletin

PARENTS who supply alcohol to their children for the annual Schoolies festival face being fined and risking their child’s future, according to a prominent Gold Coast legal firm.

Criminal defence lawyer Bill Potts said courts were becoming increasingly unsympathetic to teenagers and parents who did the wrong thing.

Schoolies revellers descending on the Gold Coast for the festival that begins on Friday are being warned that excess partying could seriously affect their future job prospects and travel plans. Continue reading Courts Hardening on Schoolies Booze