School parliaments

School parliaments provide an opportunity for students to participate in the running of their school and are a vehicle for them to express their opinions and participate actively in decision making.

School parliaments:

  • are based on the Australian system of government
  • include students democratically elected to positions such as Prime Minister, portfolio ministers, Whip and Speaker, parliamentary secretaries, Members of the Opposition.
  • follow procedures similar to those of the Australian Parliament such as moving and debating motions, question time, speech making, voting and petitions.
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