The New South Wales Parliament recently invited secondary school leaders from all NSW high schools to participate in the Secondary Student Leadership Program. It was an honour to be able to meet with the leadership groups from several local high schools of the Castle Hill Electorate. There were more than 100 year 12 students in attendance and I was able to meet with the leadership teams from Castle Hill High School, Oakhill College, and Baulkham Hills High School.
This program recognises the leadership roles of students in secondary school, and it provides them with the opportunity to meet their elected representatives. The program gives them a chance to develop their knowledge of constitutional and parliamentary processes including the role of the Governor.
Seventeen Legislative Assembly members attended to meet with the students who were able to hear from members and parliamentary officers who answered the students’ questions on leadership. The students attended question time in both chambers and then proceeded down to Government House for a tour and a chance to meet the governor. The Secondary Student Leadership program has been running for more than 25 years in conjunction with Government House and is a very good opportunity to educate student leaders and perhaps inspire a few on the way.
It was lovely to meet and talk with these bright young men and women from my wonderful electorate. A big thanks to the students from Castle Hill High School, Oakhill College, and Baulkham Hills High School.