You should have received an email from SEQTA today asking you to set up your SEQTA ENGAGE account that looks like the example below:
After you click on the link, it will take you to the following page where you can set up your account.
If the school has 2 email addresses for your family, you will receive an email to each account and will be able to set up 2 accounts.
You have one week to set up the account from when you received the email.
Once you have set up your username and password, the link to the SEQTA Engage page is:
Any questions or issues please contact Stuart Munro on firstname.lastname@example.org
This term in Inquiry we are learning about the Australian Government. The Australian Parliament consists of the Queen (represented by the Governor-General), the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Parliament is located in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory.
In 1901 the Australian Constitution established the Australian Parliament, also known as the federal Parliament or the Commonwealth Parliament.
The Australian Parliament has four main roles:
- Making and changing federal laws.
- Representing the people of Australia.
- Providing a place where government is formed.
- Keeping a check on the work of the government.
Australia has three levels of law-making – often referred to as the three levels of government – that work together to provide Australians with the services they need.The three levels of government are: federal, state/territory and local. The federal government is the highest level of government.
The three levels are:
- federal (or national) Parliament, which is located in Canberra.
- State or territory parliaments, which are located in each state/territory capital city.
- Local councils (also called shires), which are located across the nation.
Australia has one federal Parliament, six state and two territory parliaments, and over 560 local councils. Representatives are elected to federal and state/territory parliaments and local councils, so that all Australians have someone to represent them at each level of government. Parliaments and councils make laws; governments put these laws into action. Some of the responsibilities of federal, state/territory and local governments overlap, but generally each level of government provides different services to Australians:
The Federal Government is responsible for running the country as a whole, and for matters that concern Australia as a nation rather than as individuals. It was formed in 1901 at Australia’s Federation. The Federal government works to protect Australian borders from immigration issues and how the Australian Federal Police maintain control over the country.
Each state and territory has its own government which deals with issues specifically relating to the state. Some responsibilities may cross over into federal and local government. The state government looks after schools, hospitals, roads and railways.
Local Governments are responsible for matters which are day to day issues. A local government represents residents of the local area. Your local government may be known as a shire or council. Local government members are called councillors. The local government has the responsibility of looking after your neighbourhood. This skit showed you how the local government ensures that rubbish collection, local roads and pets are kept under control.
Australia is fortunate to live in within a “Democracy” which means that all of our voices can be heard. This government means rule of the people. Rules and laws are put in place to keep us safe and to help us make good choices. Working together as one will help us to unite and live in peace.
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On Monday 29th February, the Year 5 and 6 classes were treated to a thought-provoking performance that presented ways we can manage our emotions when under pressure, without resorting to physical aggression. The idea that it is not only against the law to be violent towards others, but threatening other people is regarded as a type of abuse. After watching the performance, we came up with some helpful strategies to help ourselves and our our peers deal with situations we may find ourselves in when feeling angry or upset.
Some of our ideas included:
- Telling a trusted adult
- Doing something we love, to take our mind off the matter
- Going for a walk
- Taking some deep breaths
- Looking at things positively
There were a handful of lucky prize winners after question time who received a football to take home, but we all came away with some excellent strategies to keep us safe and help us to use our emotions in the most positive way we can.
All in all another great opportunity for some valuable reflection time!
On Tuesday 16 February, the Year Five and Six classes attended an excursion to Parliament House and Constitutional Centre in Perth. The purpose of this excursion was to allow students to have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what ‘Democracy’ is all about and to understand their role as active citizens who are able to vote and make decisions about issues affecting their lives.
The students had the opportunity to visit Parliament House where they learned about the Upper and Lower House. They also participated in a workshop on the three levels of government which helped them to identify the roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government in Australia: Federal, State and Local.
In another workshop, we participated in a ‘hands on’ activity which explained the importance of the voting process and the laws associated with this privilege.
Please find the PP grid below for this fortnight!