Thomastown Secondary College has been a part of The Victorian Students’ Parliamentary Program for a period of 21 years. This program enables students to participate in a series of conventions through local, state and national parliamentary programs that support the professional learning of civics and citizenship, legal studies and political education in the Victorian curriculum.
Local Constitutional Conventions provide Years 9 – 12 students the opportunity to discuss contemporary social and legal issues, especially those relating to the Australian Constitution.
Around 100 students who attended one of the local school conventions are eligible to apply to attend the Secondary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention, held at Parliament House in Melbourne each year. Thomastown Secondary College students have represented our school at this event since 1996.
Approximately 120 students from government, independent and Catholic schools from across Australia, covering metropolitan and country areas attend the National Schools Constitutional Convention every year in Canberra. The Convention seeks to promote informed discussion amongst young Australians on the Australian Constitution and system of government. Students from Thomastown Secondary College have attended this event each year since 1996.