Visit us at our house (Stage 3)
A fun and interactive program where students learn about the Westminster system and how democracy developed in Australia, as well as how the Parliament of NSW works and laws are made.
This program is based on the History K–10 NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship.
Years 5/6 students will learn about
- the development of democracy in the early colony of NSW
- the Westminster based bicameral system and the function of the Chambers
- the levels of government
- how laws are made
- the current state Member and their role in the NSW Parliament
- the role of the Serjeant-at-Arms and the Usher of the Black Rod
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Parliament of NSW
Live Event - Scheduled
HT3-1, HT3-2, HT3-3, HT3-4
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
HSIE » History » Australian History: Colonials and National (Stage 3 - Year 5 and 6)
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
Students will understand the
- history of democracy in NSW
- role and structure of the NSW Parliament based on the Westminster system
- the bicameral structure of the NSW Parliament
- the role and duties of the Serjeant-at-Arms and the Black Rod
- the role of the local State Member
Please notify us of any cancellation at least 48 hours beforehand, to enable another school to fill your place.
02 9230 2047
Our videoconferencing programs have been delivered by John, an educator and actor for nearly a decade. A trained and highly-experienced teacher, John came to the Parliament with twenty years’ experience delivering engaging and interactive programs to K-12 students in a number of Sydney cultural institutions. We consistently receive very positive feedback from teachers as to his ability to both entertain and convey knowledge to Stage 3 students.
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Technology and Materials Requirements
The videoconference will be via Zoom.
Each booking is for a maximum of 30 students. A school with 120 students will need to book 4 slots in one session. This will ensure the best experience for the students and the interactive nature of the program.
Please provide individual classroom teacher email contact when making the booking.
Connecting To The Event
This virtual excursion will be via Zoom. You will be sent a link to join prior to your session.