This week, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Milton Dick MP is in New South Wales 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:
- St Bernadette’s Primary School, Lalor Park – with the Minister for Communications and Member for Greenway, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP on Wednesday 8 November,
- Rosehill Public School, Rosehill – with the Member for Parramatta, Dr Andrew Charlton MP on Wednesday 8 November,
- Hammondville Public School, Hammondville and Jannali East Public School, Jannali – with the Member for Hughes, Ms Jenny Ware MP on Thursday 9 November, and
- Narraweena Public School, Narraweena and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, East Gosford – with the Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP on Friday 10 November.
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 Parliamentary Education Office (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