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Local School Conventions/ Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention

The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program aims to provide opportunities that support the civic learning and active participation in democratic processes of all Victorian students through local, state and national parliamentary programs and in school activities, and to support the professional learning of civics and citizenship education.

Local Constitutional Conventions provide Years 9 – 12 students with the opportunity to discuss contemporary social and legal issues, and especially those relating to the Australian Constitution. The local schools convention will be held in, May, June or July 2017.

Around 100 students who attended one of the local school conventions or similar Civics and Citizenship activities across Victoria will be eligible to apply to attend the Secondary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention which will be held at Parliament House, Melbourne on Tuesday 12 September 2017.

Registrations for the Secondary Schools' Parliamentary Convention open on 17 July. Apply by downloading the form at the bottom of this page and returning by 11 August.

The Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention will be held at Parliament House, Melbourne on Tuesday 15 August 2017. Schools will be able to nominate a minimum of two students and maximum of four, Years 5 and 6 students to attend. Registrations close 2 June.

For more details on the Victorian Students' Parliamentary Program, please download the 'Information for schools' document available on this page.

Key Dates

Local Conventions May – July 2017
Primary Schools Parliamentary Convention Tuesday 15 August 2017
Secondary Schools Parliamentary Convention Tuesday 12 September 2017
National Schools Constitutional Convention Dates for 2018 TBC

For more information regarding the Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program and the National Schools' Constitutional Convention, please contact National Curriculum Services (NCS):

National Curriculum Services
Telephone: 03 9415 1299