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Our students attend Leaders Forum at NSW Parliament House

Last month, five of our Secondary prefects attended the 6th annual Kiama Electorate Student Leaders Forum at New South Wales Parliament House.

The forum was hosted by the Member for Kiama, Mr Gareth Ward.

The student leaders were given a tour of NSW Parliament House, watched Question Time and during lunch in the Jubilee Room they were addressed by Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird, Minister for Mental Health and Women Pru Goward, President Don Harwin and Speaker Shelley Hancock.

Mr Ward said he was thoroughly impressed by the depth of ideas and talent displayed by each of the student leaders.

Mr Ward, during a round table discussion asked the school leaders what policy issues they would address if they were given the opportunity to be Premier for a day.

“Policy issues raised included youth mental health, tertiary education and skills, obesity, local public transport, hospitals and disability support,” Mr Ward said.“

The day concluded with a lively Question Time in the House, especially considering it was the same day Local Council merger announcements were made.

It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other school leaders and to get a greater insight into the workings of the NSW Parliament.

Our school was ably represented by Chloe Dickinson, Samantha Davie, Sarah Donovan, Sam Ellery & Bailey Skewes.