Year 6 Students Learn About the Government


A couple of weeks ago, the Year 6 students were blessed to have a jam-packed week dedicated to developing their knowledge in our current Project Based Learning unit about government.  

Their driving question is: What impact does the government have on our Australian Society?”

Brisbane Parliament House Excursion

On Tuesday 26 April, Year 6 went on an excursion to Brisbane Parliament House to learn more about the government. At Parliament House, we all had fun and learned new things about the government whilst walking around the grounds.  We went into the House of Representatives and had a go at debating. We played different roles and debated about whether there should be more homework for kids or not. 

Written by Sukhraj Tatla 

MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy) Digital incursion

On Wednesday 27 April, Year 6 students were blessed enough to have a digital visit from the Museum of Australian Democracy. They were taught about the importance of Political cartoons, and were even taught how to draw one! Year 6 were shown various political cartoons drawn over the years depicting John Howard, Julia Gillard and others. Overall, The experience was a valuable and insightful experience as to how our democracy has changed and how art has had a say in the course of its change.

Written by Tirrian Whittaker

Guest Speaker

On Thursday 28 April, Tobby Sutherland, former sports teacher of King’s Pimpama, came to the Year 6 classrooms to speak to us about the Three Levels of Government. Mr Sutherland told us how he was running for the federal election for a seat in the House of Representatives. He told us how he is in the electorate Forde and the school is in the electorate, Fadden. Mr Sutherland told us how he is running with the Liberal Democrats. He then threw in a pop quiz at the end. All the students got the answers correct! 

Written by Polly Wrang