Many schools come to Parliament House each year with more than 100,000 students passing through as part of their learning on organised school visits.
While in Parliament House students can participate in a guided tour which includes visiting both the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers as part of an educational program.
When I am at Parliament I have the opportunity to meet the school children from my electorate of Cook and speak about my role as their local representative in Parliament. To commemorate the students’ visit to Parliament House, I arrange a personalised certificate.
The Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) delivers parliamentary education services to teachers, students and other learners across Australia.
The PEO empowers Australian citizens to actively engage with their federal Parliament through the delivery of a wide range of relevant and accessible programs and resources. A number of resources can be found on the PEO website at: http://www.peo.gov.au/.
Get parliament – A student booklet that covers essential topics including federation, the Australian Constitution, the three levels of government, elections and how Parliament works. Please download the Get Parliament Brochure here
Role Play the Parliament: A teachers guide – An illustrated step-by-step guide to conducting a law-making role-play in the classroom, complete with student worksheets. Please Download the Teachers Guide here
Each year I also produce a School Leavers’ Guide for Year 12 students which includes sections about career development, further education and training options, financial assistance available to young people as well as useful contact details for more detailed information.
I also thought that you might be interested in the following resources:
|Parliamentary Education Office||www.peo.gov.au|
|Australian Parliament House||www.aph.gov.au|
|Australia’s Prime Ministers||www.primeministers.naa.gov.au/|
|Australia’s Coat of Arms||www.dfat.gov.au/facts/coat_of_arms|
|Australian Electoral Commission||www.aec.gov.au|
|The Australian Constitution||www.aph.gov.au/senate/general/constitution/index.htm|
|National Museum of Australia||www.nma.gov.au/index.html|
|National Archives of Australia||www.naa.gov.au/|
|National Library of Australia||www.nla.gov.au/|
|Australian War Memorial||www.awm.gov.au/|