Since 1995, the Queensland Department of Education has run a program of school constitutional conventions each year. The conventions educate senior secondary students about the Australian Constitution and how it guides our democracy. They involve students from all 3 sectors – state, Catholic and independent.
2023 Queensland Schools Constitutional Convention
The 2023 Queensland Schools Constitutional Convention investigated the constitutional issue—is section 128 still a necessary requirement to change such an important document as the Australian Constitution?
Students in Years 7–11 participated in the program via an online statewide convention held through Canvas, which was accessible by all state and non-state schools on
Thursday 27 July; or via a face-to-face North Queensland convention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Townsville on
Thursday 3 August.
Queensland's delegates to the 2024 National Schools Constitutional Convention
Participants attending Queensland's convention program elected a team of delegates to attend the 2024
National Schools Constitutional Convention. These delegates attend the following schools:
- Albany Creek State High School
- Annandale Christian College
- Ayr State High School
- Bowen State High School
- Brisbane School of Distance Education
- Heatley Secondary College
- Kepnock State High School
- Lourdes Hill College
- Marsden State High School
- Mirani State High School
- Pimlico State High School
- Queensland Academy for Health Science
- Ryan Catholic College
- St Margaret Mary's College
- St Rita's College
- Stretton State College
- Tannum Sands State High School
- The Cathedral College
- Thuringowa State High School
- Toolooa State High School
- Western Cape College
- Wilsonton State High School
- Yeronga State High School
The 2024 National Schools Constitutional Convention will be held from Tuesday 19 March to Thursday 21 March 2024 at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra.