Primary School Tour

Primary School Tour

Before you book

Consider what type of experience you would like for your students.

Recommended – Guided Tour of the Chambers

Students sit in the historic Legislative Chambers and have an opportunity to participate in a role play. These are only available on non sitting days. Please note access to the public galleries is currently unavailable on a sitting day. 

EXPERIENCE DURATION AVAILABLE ON START TIMES MAX. NUMBERS
Guided Tour 90 Minutes Non sitting days only 9:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm 60

Please allow sufficient time (at least 15 minutes) before and after your visit for students to drop off and collect bags, use toilets, and get through security checks.

 


How to book

  • Check the NSW Sitting Day Calendar to find the right date for the type of experience for your students. The days marked green, dark red or blue indicate that one or both of the houses are sitting and tours are not offered. The Parliament is closed on weekends and public holidays
  • Please have the following information ready
    • School’s name
    • Your phone number and the school phone number
    • Your best contact email address
    • Year of students
    • Number of students
    • Number of teachers and accompanying adults
    • Details on where your class will be up with the unit of work on the Parliament
    • Details of any students with special needs that would help us prepare for your visit

Once you have all your info ready, please contact us

Call (02) 9230 2047​​​ Email us directly


After booking

  • Please see our Excursion Risk Assessment.
  • Please see our COVID-19 Safety Plan and Agreement for Schools.
  • Inform the students their bags will be scanned (similar to an airport) when arriving at the NSW Parliament. Students should not bring sharp objects, scissors, compasses etc.
  • To add to your experience, you can meet your local member! This should be organised through the Electorate Office. Please check our All Members List for their contact information.
  • Choose students for the role play before you arrive for your program. Students will be given pre-written scripts to read. It will be helpful if students are ready to take on a role in the Chamber. Some suggestions could include:
    • Students who are fluent readers
    • Students who are happy to speak in front of their peers
    • Students from both classes if your excursion combines different classes.
  • To stay up-to-date with education programs subscribe to our Teacher’s Newsletter.

In one tour group you will need 11 students to play;

ROLE STUDENT NAME
Speaker  
Minister for Education  
Shadow Minister for Education  
Premier  
Leader of the Opposition  
Clerk  
Serjeant-at-Arms  
President  
Leader of the Government  
Leader of the Opposition  
Usher of the Black Rod  

 

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