SCHOOL LEADERS VISIT NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today hosted School Leaders from Barraba Central, Carinya Christian School, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Gunnedah High, Oxley High, Peel High, St Mary's College Gunnedah, Tamworth High and Manilla Central on a Leadership Program tour of NSW Parliament House in Sydney.
Mr Anderson said that each year school captains and leaders from NSW Government, Catholic and Independent Secondary Schools are invited to visit the Parliament of New South Wales to participate in the Parliament’s Leadership Program.
“This program provides students with the opportunity to meet their elected representatives and to develop their knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary proceedings including the role of the Governor and the workings of the Parliament.
"The program begins at Parliament House, where Members of Parliament will address students and share their experience as community leaders. During the program students visit the Chamber or the House to view proceedings, followed by a visit to Government House to meet Her Excellency, the Governor.
"This is a great opportunity for our school captains and leaders to get a first-hand look and experience NSW Parliament. It also allows for our school captains and leaders to represent their school, become aware of democratic processes and experience the environment of Parliament House and Government House.
“The students are able to develop their knowledge of constitutional & parliamentary proceedings including the role of the Governor and the workers of the Parliament.
“I thank the students and their schools for taking the time to visit Parliament and I hope that the students enjoyed their time learning about parliamentary proceedings,” Mr Anderson concluded.