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Student Representative at the National Schools Constitutional Convention

March 14, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Isabelle Doyle (Year 12) has been chosen as a Western Australian representative for the prestigious 29th National Schools Constitutional Convention. This event is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 19 March to Thursday 21 March, in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

The 120 students attending have won their spot in the programme through an extensive and competitive application process with only a small number of students being selected from Western Australia. Being among the limited number of students selected from Western Australia, reflects Isabelle’s exceptional abilities and commitment to learning in the subject area of Politics and Law, supported by our Year 12 Politics and Law teacher, Ms Clark.

The focal point of this year’s Convention is a thought-provoking topic: “Section 96 of the Constitution allows the Commonwealth to grant funds to areas that fall outside those prescribed in Section 51. Should Section 96 be amended to decentralise the power of the Commonwealth?” This subject promises to stimulate insightful discussions and debates among the students in attendance.

Throughout the Convention, participants will engage in collaborative activities, working with like-minded peers on various stimulus materials. Renowned speakers specialising in constitutional matters will address the gathering, providing valuable insights to enrich the students’ understanding and enhance their ability to contribute meaningfully to the debates.

As Isabelle embarks on this journey, representing our College and the broader Western Australian community, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes. We eagerly anticipate the valuable experiences and knowledge Isabelle will gain during her time in Canberra and are confident that she will make significant contributions to the Convention’s discussions.

Mr Ryan Dhue
Acting Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

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