Next week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Milton Dick MP is in Victoria 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 two days, the Speaker will visit:
- Balwyn North Primary School, Balwyn North – with the Member for Kooyong, Dr Monique Ryan MP on Monday 21 August,
- Crib Point Primary School, Crib Point – with the Member for Flinders, Zoe McKenzie MP on Monday 21 August,
- Bannockburn College, Bannockburn and Grovedale Primary, Grovedale – with the Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker MP on Tuesday 22 August.
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