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Each year our school operates its own Parliament.  Members of Parliament include all students from Grades four to six. 

2015 Parliament is currently underway. The Opening of Parliament will take place at the end of Term 1.

 

Parliamentary Positions for 2015


  •    Speaker (Gr. 6)
  •    Sergeant at Arms 
  •    Clerk 

 

  •     Member/Shadow Member for Kinder Saplings
  •     Member/Shadow Member for Prep Bluegum
  •     Member/Shadow Member for Gr 1 Leatherwood
  •     Member/Shadow Member for 2 Wattle
  •     Member/Shadow Member for 3/4 Blackwood


  •    Minister/Shadow Member for Environment
  •    Minister/Shadow Member for Health/Sport & Recreation
  •    Minister/Shadow Member for Community/Culture
  •    Minister/Shadow Member for Publicity
  •    Minister/Shadow Member for ICT
  •    Minister/Shadow Member for RE/MJR

 

Job Descriptions for Parliamentary Positions

 

Member/Shadow Member for Classes

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Communicate with class teacher.

¨     Communicate to the class what has been happening in Parliament (eg: activities that have been organised).

¨     Communicate to parliament what has been happening in the class (eg: themes and excursions that the class have been involved in).

¨     Conduct class meetings during committee time.

¨     Fill out the proforma for the class meeting.

¨     Organise activities for the class (eg: competitions, games, excursions, etc).

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Minister/Shadow Minister for Community/Culture

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Organise fundraisers for worthy causes.

¨     Present local competitions to classes (eg: ANZAC Posters, art competitions, etc) and collect entries.

¨     Organise a Multi-Cultural Day.

¨     Present information (eg: displays, posters) about other countries, in particular those currently in the news.

¨     Present information to staff and students in regards to local exhibitions that may be of interest.

¨     Showcase local cultures that our students are members of (eg: Aboriginal, etc).

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Minister/Shadow Minister for Health/Sport and Recreation

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Liaise with teachers to help organise sporting carnivals and events.

¨     Keep a running inventory of the Sport Shed.

¨     Organise sports equipment for classes.

¨     Organise a Sport Theme Day.

¨     Help organise AFL Day.

¨     Discuss with students correct care and safety when using sports equipment.

¨     Organise roster for checking and inflating of equipment.

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Minister/Shadow Minister for Environment

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Organise a yard roster.

¨     Organise a Roster for playground bins.

¨     Discuss and implement strategies to keep the yard clean.

¨     Liaise with Mr Hallsworth about issues, which arise in the school environment.  Present these issues to students.

¨     Investigate ways in which we can recycle at our school.

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Minister/Shadow Minister for IT

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Assist Mrs Collinson and other teachers with IT issues in the school.

¨     Assist in updating Website and constructing web pages.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Minister/Shadow Minister for Publicity

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Showcase each class in the newsletter (eg: excursions, class news, etc).

¨     Liaise with Members and Shadow Members for classes.

¨     Discuss and implement ways in which we can welcome visitors and new families into our school.

¨     Write newsletter reports regarding special events at our school (eg: performances, carnivals, excursions, etc).

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Minister/Shadow Minister for RE/MJR 

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Helping teachers in getting music ready for assemblies and masses.

¨     Helping teachers organise booklets for masses.

¨     Helping teachers organise RE newsletter.

¨     Working with Mr Lennard on an RE display in the hall.

¨     Taking photo’s in special RE events (Easter Liturgy, etc.)

¨     CHALLENGE – Invite a member of the local community to speak to students.

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Backbenchers (Grade 4 students)

¨     Liaise with other members of Parliament.

¨     Liaise with Mr Camp,  Mr Lennard, Mrs Collinson or Mrs Bearman.

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Work alongside with another Parliamentarian (Minister/Member).

¨     Discuss and implement any of your own ideas.

 

Speaker

¨     Direct each Parliament Sitting.

¨     Maintain order within each Parliament Sitting.

¨     Work alongside with another Parliamentarian (Minister/Member).

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Work with Sergeant-at-Arms and the Clerk to set up before each Parliament Sitting.

 

Sergeant-at-Arms

¨     Carry the mace into Parliament.

¨     Officially begin (place mace on table) and end (pick mace up) each Parliament Sitting.

¨     Are directed by the Speaker.

¨     Count votes for Bills that are raised.

¨     Work alongside with another Parliamentarian (Minister/Member).

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Work with the Speaker and the Clerk to set up before each Parliament Sitting.

 

Clerk

¨     Collate, date and place speeches into Clerk’s box for each Parliament Sitting.

¨     Count votes for Bills that are raised.

¨     Begins each Sitting with “All Rise.” Introduces the Speaker to lead the session.

¨     Work alongside with another Parliamentarian (Minister/Member).

¨     Write and present speeches for Parliamentary Sittings.

¨     Work with Sergeant-at-Arms and the Speaker to set up before each Parliament Sitting.

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