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Visit us at our house (Stage 3)

  15-Oct-2024      12:00PM
Live Event

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


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Parliament of NSW

Event Details

Date & Time

  15-Oct-2024    12:00PM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



1 Hour


Cost: Free



Syllabus Outcomes

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

Cancellation Policy

Please notify us of any cancellation at least 48 hours beforehand, to enable another school to fill your place.

[email protected]

02 9230 2047

Presenter Bio

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.

Will This Event Be Recorded?

No - This will only be available at the designated date & time (15-Oct-2024 12:00PM).

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Reliable internet

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.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Administrative and Technical Support Officer

Phone: 02 92302047

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://education.parliament.nsw.gov.au/

NSW Department of Education

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