Student Parliament Roles
Prime Ministers (School Captains)
- 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.