Parliament in Western Australia inherited the English system of government and law when it was colonised in 1829. Its first legislative body was the Legislative Council, which met for the first time on 7 February 1832 and was presided over by the Governor of Western Australia, Captain James Stirling, who nominated four other members.
On the 26th February 2019, the Year 5 and 6 students went on an excursion to the Parliament House and Constitutional Centre in West Perth. The students were involved in 3 sessions.
The Constitutional Centre where the children learnt all about the 3 levels of government. Federal – State – Local.
An educational tour of Parliament House to see how it works and some had the opportunity to undertake a role-play in the Legislative Assembly Chamber.
Lastly, the students had the opportunity to meet a Member of Parliament (our local member for Southern River – Terry Healy).