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The annual SA Schools Constitutional Convention encourages student learning about civics and citizenship, democracy, the Australian Constitution and what it means to be an Australian citizen.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • learn and share their views about Australia and its constitution
  • find out how the constitution shapes our democracy
  • learn how the constitution promotes understanding of our democratic heritage and traditions.

The convention is designed to connect across multiple curriculum learning areas, and is open to all year 11 students. This includes government, Catholic and independent schools.

Students do not need to be enrolled in or have completed any prerequisite subjects to attend.

The SA Schools Constitutional Convention has been running since 1995. It is an initiative between the department and the Parliament of SA. It is supported by the Australian Government.

Students who were registered to attend the 2022 SA convention have been invited to apply to attend the 2023 National Schools Constitutional Convention in Canberra (travel, accommodation and meals will be provided).

About the 2022 convention

The 2022 convention was cancelled as a sign of respect and adherence to protocols following the passing of the Monarch.

We look forward to holding the program again in 2023.

SA Schools Constitutional Convention

Steve Stylianou, Manager Cultural Institutions
Email: SchoolsConstitutionalConvention [at] sa.gov.au