Parliament of NSW 2018 Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program.

On Wednesday 6 June, Robyn Grapentin and Zoli Wiseman represented our school with their Guardian Gael Lewis at the 2018 Secondary Schools Student Leadership Program in Sydney. The civics and citizenship program offers Year 12 student leaders the opportunity to develop their knowledge of our system of government proceedings, and the role of the Governor.

The visit included an introductory address at Parliament House, the opportunity to sit in the public galleries of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council chambers. At lunch we met with our local Nationals Member, Ben Franklin. Zoli and Robin asked some probing questions about the West Byron development and the potential environmental impact and what he was doing about it and shared with him the issues we have with our short school day due to the buses. Ben Franklin answered both questions enthusiastically and promised to look into the bus situation.