Posted on June 5, 2018 / Boys' Junior
The boys are well into their study of Government and so far, we have looked at the Levels of Government, Government Portfolios, Electing members of Parliament and the preferential voting system and Federation. While working through the unit, we have elected leaders, appointed ministers, and set up a Class Parliament in the classroom.
The leaders are:
Prime Minister: Adam Blake
Leader of the Opposition: Tim Elliott Bruce
Deputy Prime Minister: Barathan Mahadeva
Deputy Leader of the Opposition: Jack Gale
The Speaker: Trent Chisholm
Our Ministers are:
Minister for Downtime: Theo Lam Shadow Minister for Downtime: Jay Jensen
Minister for Seating: Regan Jones Shadow Minister for Seating: William Jones
Minister for iPads: Harry Wang Shadow Minister for iPads: Kye Bertram
Minister for Mindfulness: Adrian Pang Shadow Minister for Mindfulness: Aryan Chekka
Minister for Canteen: Brady King Shadow Minister for Canteen: Raph Lever
Minister for Sport: Flynn Hutchinson Shadow Minister for Sport: Jacob Millet
Minister for Maths Challenge: Casper Pang Shadow Minister for Social Space: Will Kenny
Minister for Special Events: Oskar Mitchell
We are now holding Class Parliament sessions where we debate bills and make amendments to see how many bills can be passed in the Year 6 classroom. Our first bill of debate was the Downtime Bill to support our focus on Mindfulness this term. Of course, these bills must also be passed by The Senate (Mrs Neilson the Year 6 teacher) and signed off by our Governor General (Mr Kenny).
Such an exciting time is being had by all in Year 6 at the moment, plus we have our trip to Canberra coming up next week. Life just doesn’t get any better than this!
by Ros Neilson, Boys’ Year 6 teacher