Youth Parliament Applications - Years 11/12

Youth Parliament is a program that allows WAs young people to have their say in Parliament.

Youth Parliament is an exciting and energising program that provides young people with the opportunity to engage in civics and citizenship education in a practical way like no other. Young people who are involved in the program take on the role of a local Member of Parliament for a week and engage in various education and preparation programs.

In 2010, the WA YMCA Youth Parliament became an endorsed program with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Western Australia. Year 11 and 12 students can register their participation in Youth Parliament, and on completion will be awarded 5 points towards their WACE.

It would be greatly appreciated if your school could take the time to inform your students about the Youth Parliament program, through whatever channels you see fit. We are seeking a range of young people to participate in the program – anyone with an interest in youth issues is encouraged to apply, regardless of their knowledge of politics, ethnicity, speaking skills, or any other factor. Applications will be accepted until 10th March, 2019.

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A TeachMeet is being hosted by the Politics & Law Educators' Association of WA (PLEAWA) to bring you an exciting professional development opportunity on Wednesday February 27, 5pm at the Constitutional Centre in West Perth.

This session will be focused on teaching ideas for Year 11 and 12 Politics and Law, and how to make the P&L classroom an exciting, engaging, and productive environment for students. Whether you are an experienced, new, or pre-service teacher of this subject, you are welcome to come along and learn from the discussion. Or if you have an innovative idea, please share it!

This TeachMeet is suitable for Year 11 and 12 Politics and Law educators.  There will be 8 x 8 minute sessions where practising educators will share how they are making the P&L classroom an exciting, engaging, and productive environment for students.

Whether you are an experienced, new, or pre-service teacher , you are invited to come along . If you have an innovative idea and would like to present, please the PLEAWA secretary:

You can register for this event by clicking on the following link:

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The Year 11 text Democracy and Justice is soon to be released but for those who might want a quick sneak peak at what is included in the text you can follow the link below to our chapter summary. This outlines the syllabus dot points covered in each chapter as well as key areas of content.

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Join us as we hear from Chief Justice of the West Australian Supreme Court, Hon. Peter Quinlan, then review last year’s WACE examination.

Monday 18th February, 2019

In the Function Centre at Rossmoyne Senior High School
Keith Road
Rossmoyne WA 6048 (see campus map)

Attendance is free to members

4.30pm                   Arrival for nibbles and drinks.
5.00pm                   Key address by Chief Justice Quinlan
5.45pm                   Review of the 2018 WACE Examination

Please RSVP by clicking on the link below and completing the online form: 

Filed under Civics & Citizenship.

At the pending AGM a special resolution will be moved to make final chnages to the PLEAWA Constitution to comply with legislation. Please see the files for an explanation of these proposals.

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Professional Development - 26 November, 2018

Year 11-12 Politics and Law Teacher Professional Learning Day

The Law Society’s Francis Burt Law Education Programme provides Year 11-12 Politics and Law programmes and resources mapped to the ATAR and General Course syllabuses. This professional learning day will address some of the challenging Year 11-12 Politics and Law syllabus items with stakeholders sharing their professional knowledge and experience through 45 min presentations that will include opportunities for Q&A. A panel discussion will round out the day.

Educators attending this event will receive a certificate of participation as a record and evidence of participation in professional learning as per the Teacher

200 GST exc (Morning tea and lunch included)
Registrations essential online:

Registrations close:
Friday, 16 November 2018

Further details:
or phone 9324 8686

Filed under Francis Burt Law Education Programme.

PLEAWA is pleased to announce that the 2017 Examination Good Answers Guide: WACE Politics and Law ATAR Units 3 & 4 is now available for purchase. We are hoping that the Guide will become an invaluable resource for students and teachers of the subject that demonstrates the standards that are required for a 'good answer' in Politics and Law. Features of the Guide include:

  • a simple clarification of the Politics and Law syllabus
  • notes about the structure and expectations of the WACE Year 12 Politics Examination
  • practical and useful study tips on how to prepare for examinations
  • tips on how to effectively answer the different styles of questions acked in teh examination
  • annotated 'good answers' from the WACE 2017 ATAR Politics and Law examination

Schools in regional areas of WA are encouraged to contact us in advance of purchase to help us reduce postage costs (where possible) .

if you wish to place an order now you can do so by clicking on the following link:

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Registration for the Business Educators Australasia (BEA) Biennial Conference 'The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery' is open.

The conference is for Accounting, Business, Economics, Legal and Civics and Citizenship educators and will take place from Wednesday 3 October to Friday 5 October 2018 in Canberra.

With over 30 presentations and workshops, there will be many opportunities to learn new classroom strategies, hear from expert speakers, update your knowledge and skills in business education, visit unique Canberra institutions, and network with colleagues. To view the program and register, please visit the conference website.

Filed under Teacher Professional Learning.