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National Schools Constitutional Convention


Last month one of our students, Katherine Hookey, won a place in the National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra.  Katherine, who had never been south of the Queensland border, had an amazing time exploring our nation’s capital and understanding our system of government. Students from all over the country debated various constitutional proposals including the case for and against the Commonwealth assuming full powers over water and health.

“I found that the Constitutional Convention was a wonderful experience for me; I’ve never been to Canberra before or past the Queensland border. I found out a lot of information on the Australian Constitution and how the two Parliament houses in Canberra work and I made lots of new friends from all over the country.  I believe a lot of the students who were there would make great politicians in the future and maybe even become our next Australian Prime Minister. Maybe one day I will become a politician and represent my indigenous community and be involved in the governing of our great nation.” – Katherine Hookey (year 11)