Secondary & tertiary programs

Information about Parliamentary Education Section programs 2016.

All activities take place at NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney, unless otherwise indicated. Student programs are by invitation.

For additional information about our programs please contact the Section on: dps.education@parliament.nsw.gov.au - phone: 02 9230 2047 - fax: 02 9230 3033

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Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program
This full day civics and citizenship program offers Year 12 student leaders the opportunity to develop knowledge of our system of government and parliamentary proceedings, as well as the role of the Governor. Two student leaders from each school are invited to visit Parliament House where they view the Legislative Chambers in session and meet with local Members. In the afternoon students visit NSW Government House and meet with the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd).

Young Women’s Leadership Programs: A half-day workshop for Year 11 girls with keynote speakers, panel of women MPs and discussion of issues around leadership and women. Schools will be invited according to metropolitan school electorates.

Make A Difference Day
A half-day civics and citizenship program for Year 10 students. The program, which includes a keynote address, and participation in facilitated group discussions will provide students with an opportunity to explore how Australian democracy works and how they can engage as informed and active citizens in their schools and communities.

New South Wales Schools State Constitutional Convention
This annual program is held each year in November to consider and discuss issues relating to the Australian Constitution. Year 11 students are invited to submit an application and up to 100 students are selected to attend the full day program. Participants hear a keynote address, and participate in facilitated group discussions followed by a mock referendum on the issue. Participants also select delegates from the state convention to attend a national convention early in the following year.