Primary Schools' Parliamentary Convention 2022
The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program (VSPP) consists of a series of student conventions, which provide students with opportunities to learn about Australia's constitution and systems of government. Students learn through participation in informed, parliamentary style debates on a range of topics affecting Australia's democracy. Schools from all sectors can opt-into the program to support the teaching of civics and citizenship education in their school.
The State-wide Primary School Parliamentary Conventions each bring together a minimum of 100 school students, from participating schools for a one-day event.
The Primary School program is designed for years 5 to 6 students.
On behalf of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, we invite all Victorian Primary Schools to register their interest in participating in the Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention. The convention will be hosted by National Curriculum Services and supported by presentations from keynote speakers.
Teachers are responsible for submitting an expression of interest on behalf of their school, and if successful, for selecting and preparing a minimum of two and maximum of four student participants who will represent the views of their classmates (simulating representative democracy). The actual number of representatives from each school will be dependent on the response from schools.
This year, there will be two Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Conventions:
- Should the State or Federal Government have control over school education?
Face-to-face Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention
Tuesday 14 June 2022 at Parliament of Victoria
Pre-reading and activity material: VSPP_Primary Convention_Classroom Activities_2022.docx
- Should the use of electric scooters be subject to more specific legislation?
Online Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention
2-3 half days in August (dates tbc) 2022 hosted on Zoom
Registration for the June Convention is closed.
Expression of Interest for the August Convention is open : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOI_PSC1-2_2022
National Curriculum Services Pty Ltd (NCS) has been contracted by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to deliver the Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program.