On 9 March, OLMC had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Kate Thwaites, the Federal Member for Jagajaga, the electorate in which our school is located. Kate took the time out of her busy schedule to meet the Year 10, Semester 1 Civics students and allowed us to ask her some questions.
We were very honoured as she fed our curiosity, furthering our knowledge in regards to citizenship, even answering some of our political questions. Kate spoke about balancing her travels to Canberra with family life, and how it is a privilege to serve the community at Federal level. She loves her job.
She answered our questions concerning major global issues and told us what we as citizens can do to assist. She spoke about being a woman in parliament, how she juggles work as well as her life as a mother, and she spoke about her challenges as an MP and how she implemented strategies to overcome these problems.
Kate was patient, attentive and answered all our questions. It was an incredible experience and we are so thankful for Kate to come to our school and feed our curiosity!
Avelyn J. (CRIV), Caitlyn A. (MMWI), Monique C. (AASE) and Niamh C. (LJVA)
(The students who wrote this article ran the session with Kate Thwaites, including introducing and welcoming her, moderating the question-and-answer session and thanking her at the end)