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Queensland schools constitutional conventions

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The annual Queensland Schools Constitutional Conventions are for secondary students of humanities and the social sciences and legal studies from the state, catholic and independent schooling sectors.

Queensland Schools Constitutional Conventions:

  • educate senior secondary students about the Australian Constitution and how it guides democracy
  • include opportunities for students to listen to speakers presenting perspectives on a constitutional issue and to participate in debates and plebiscites
  • provide the basis for the election of Queensland's delegate team to attend the National Schools Constitutional Conventions (NSCC) held in Canberra each year.

The 2017-18 Queensland Schools Constitutional Convention program will be held in Term 4, 2017.

Queensland regional conventions

There are 11 regional conventions scheduled across Queensland, three specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and eight for all other students.

Conventions are planned for:

  • Central Queensland - (Rockhampton)
  • Central Queensland - (Mackay)
  • Darling Downs South West Queensland - Not scheduled
  • Far North Queensland - (Cairns)
  • Metropolitan/South East Queensland - (Brisbane)
  • North Queensland - (Townsville)
  • North Coast - Not scheduled

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conventions are held in:

  • South East Queensland - (Brisbane)
  • North Queensland - (Townsville)
  • Far North Queensland - (Cairns)

Registering for a Queensland regional convention

You can register your school for any of the regional conventions. Details of dates and venues for the regional conventions are provided when registering.

While schools may register for more than one convention, students may only attend one convention.

To register, identify the convention your school wishes to attend and select the Register hyperlink which will redirect you to a registration page specificially for each convention.

Queensland General Schools Constitutional Conventions
Convention Location
Metropolitan/South East RegionsBrisbane Register
Far North QueenslandCairns Register
North QueenslandTownsville Register
North CoastNot scheduled Email
Darling Downs South WestNot scheduled Email
Central Queensland (Rockhampton)Rockhampton Register
Central Queensland (Mackay/Whitsunday)Mackay/Whitsunday Register

Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conventions
Convention Location
Metropolitan/South East RegionsBrisbane Register
Far North QueenslandCairns Register
North QueenslandTownsville Register

Each school may enter only one team of up to five students (Years 7-11).

Selecting the Queensland delegates for the NSCC

One Year 11 student from each school team may seek election as a candidate to the NSCC. Students may only nominate once as a candidate for election.

Students seeking election as a delegate to the National convention must deliver a speech at the regional convention.

At the conventions an election will be conducted to determine the delegates who are to attend the NSCC.

Resources for schools and students related to the conventions are available in an edStudio in the Learning Place.

Inquiries can be directed to the Queensland.SCC@qed.qld.gov.au mailbox.

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Last updated 02 October 2018