Many schools come to Parliament House each year with more than 100,000 students passing through as part of their learning on organised school visits.
While in Parliament House, students can participate in a guided tour which includes visiting both the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers as part of an educational program.
When I am at Parliament, I have the opportunity to meet with school children from New South Wales and speak about my role as their local Senator in Parliament. To commemorate the students’ visit to Parliament House, I can also arrange a personalised certificate.
Find out more about the role of a Senator by downloading our guide explaining the role and duties of a Senator, including fun facts about New South Wales and a special message from Arthur.
The Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) delivers parliamentary education services to teachers, students and other learners across Australia.
The PEO empowers Australian citizens to actively engage with their federal Parliament through the delivery of a wide range of relevant and accessible programs and resources. A number of resources can be found on the PEO website at: http://www.peo.gov.au/.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) provides an extensive education resource, including teacher professional learning workshops, classroom activities and other useful information about the electoral system: https://education.aec.gov.au/teacher-resources/.
Get parliament is a student booklet that covers essential topics including federation, the Australian Constitution, the three levels of government, elections and how Parliament works.
Role Play the Parliament: A teachers illustrated step-by-step guide to conducting a law-making role-play in the classroom, complete with student worksheets.
The School Leavers’ Guide contains useful information for upcoming school graduates.