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Student Parliament Ministers

* All ministers and shadow minsters are responsible for forming and organising committees to help with duties.

Prime Ministers

  • Alternatively chair Parliamentary Sessions / Act as Parliamentary Speaker.
  • Conduct the voting at Parliament Sessions.
  • Make speeches, e.g. thanking people, offering gifts, accepting presentations.
  • Write thank you notes for services rendered to our school/grade.
  • Represent our school on special occasions.


  • Record the opening and closing time of each session.
  • Record the minutes of each Parliamentary Session in the required format.
  • Present the minutes of the previous meeting at each Parliamentary Session.
  • Keep all records in the Secretary's folder.
  • Read from the General Business, the decisions and solutions to the problems and questions raised.
  • Present the Parliamentary Report to the school assembly each fortnight.


  • Prepare and present a financial report at each Parliamentary Session.
  • Keep records of Parliamentary money.
  • Collect any money raised, count it, record amount and then give it to the front office for banking.
  •  Combine with the Minister for Functions/ Social Services for fund raising activities.
  •  Organise, through discussion in Parliament, ways to spend surplus money.

Sergeant of Arms

  • Directs the House to silence when Parliament is ready to begin.
  • Leads Ministers to and from the House.
  • Escorts from the House any members who are directed by the Speaker to leave for disciplinary reasons.
  • Counts voters who choose to abstain.
  •   Assists Speaker in identifying names of Members when necessary and organises the use of the cordless microphone.

Minister for Health and Safety

  • Form and organise a committee to help with duties
  • Inspect school grounds for safety issues.
  • Advertise special canteen days.
  • Monitor/patrol canteen lines during lunch basket hand outs/service

Minister for Communication and Technology

  • Set up/update sign for school
  • Assist with technology issues across the school.
  • Edit school website.

Minister for Information and Research

  • Assist with maintenance of library.
  • Promote library events/ new resources.
  • Assist librarian with stock-take as appropriate.
  • Speak at assemblies about any forthcoming library events/ issues.

Minister for Trade

  • Return labelled/lost property to students.
  • Record points awarded for school uniform.
  • Announce school uniform winner at assemblies.
  • Liaise with the principal/teachers to set up/put away trading stalls. 

Minister for the Environment

  • Organise Litter Police roster.
  • Increase school awareness of special environmental days e.g. Wattle Day, Clean Up Australia Day.
  • Organise and promote paper recycling.
  • Organise and promote paper recycling (including taking out bins).

Minister for Education

  • Help teachers organise and set up display in foyers.
  • Speak at Assemblies about any forthcoming events.
  • Assist with special education events e.g. Maths Fun Day, Spelling competitions, reading groups in classes 

Minister for Functions/Social Services

  • Collect ideas for fund raising to raise money for Parliamentary expenses.
  • Liaise with staff to obtain approval and set dates for Parliamentary fund-raising functions and write any necessary notes/letters.
  • Organise, distribute and sell fund raising materials. 

Minister for Sport

  • Organise and oversee sport house captains.
  • Distribution/organisation of sport equipment borrowed/returned.
  • Ensure sports shed is tidy/locked every day with all equipment put away.

Sport House Captains (overseen by Minister for Sport)

  • Organise team house sports at carnivals (inc. cheers/team participation).
  • Collect and announce house points for assemblies.
  • Put out/bring in soccer pads for goal posts.