This week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Milton Dick MP is in South Australia as part of the Parliament in Schools program.
Students will learn about federation, democracy and the Australian Parliament, as well as hear first-hand from the Speaker and their local member on what a typical day looks like in their electorate and when they are in Canberra for sitting weeks.
Over three days, the Speaker will visit:
- Mercedes College, Springfield – with the Member for Boothby, Louise Miller-Frost MP on Wednesday 28 June,
- Hamilton Secondary School, Mitchell Park – with the Member for Boothby, Louise Miller-Frost MP on Wednesday 28 June,
- Balaklava Primary School, Balaklava – with the Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey MP, on Thursday 29 June,
- Kangaroo Island Community Education (Kingscote Campus), Kingscote – with the Member for Rebekha Sharkie MP, on Friday 30 June, and
- Kangaroo Island Community Education (Penneshaw Campus), Penneshaw – with the Member for Rebekha Sharkie MP, on Friday 30 June.
About the Parliament in Schools program
Launched last year, the Parliament in Schools program is a bi-partisan initiative to make civics education accessible to students regardless of their location. In collaboration with local federal members, the Speaker is visiting schools across Australia to bring parliament to them.
The program is an extension to well-established PEO onsite, digital and outreach education programs available to schools across Australia.
It also complements the existing PEO online and print resources that are curriculum-aligned, for Australian teachers and students.
Natalie van Dartel
0418 149 761