Learning about Parliament can be interesting and fun.
The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji develops education programs and resources for students, teachers and the public at large.
‘Our SaY’ (Student and Youth) is our education and youth engagement flagship. It is a comprehensive education project targeted to students and youth. It is designed around four stages of learning development as students’ progress through primary and secondary education and on to tertiary education and the workplace. Our SaY includes resources for teaching of parliament, professional development for teachers, school based education programs such as role plays, practice parliaments and youth networking activities centred around parliament. Our SaY encourages students and youth to be active participants in our democracy.
- Fact Sheet – How Laws Are Made
- Video – How Laws are Made
- Fact Sheet – Speaker of Parliament
- Video – The Role of the Speaker
- Fact Sheet – Parliamentary Committees
- Video – Committees of Parliament
- Fact Sheet – Mace of Parliament
- Video – The Mace of Parliament
- Fact Sheet – Separation of Powers: Legislative, Executive and Judicial
- Video – Roles of Parliament
- Video – Department of Legislature
- Video – The Role of Government and the Leader of the Government in Parliament
- Video –The Role of Opposition and the Leader of Opposition in Parliament
- Video – The Role of the Whips in Parliament
- Video – How to be Involved in Parliament
- Fact Sheet – Contact and Accessibility – Some Basic Q&A
- Fact Sheet – Standing Orders
- Fact Sheet – Composition of Parliament by Political Parties
- Fact Sheet – Composition of Parliament by Gender
- Fact Sheet – Government Ministers
- Fact Sheet – Members of Parliament
- Fact Sheet – Standing Committee Functions
- Fact Sheet – Parliament of Fiji – A Brief Introduction
- Video – About Parliament
Parliament Discovery Centre
‘Parliament Discovery Centre’ is our Parliament House experience flagship. A dedicated exhibition space at Parliament House, called Parliament Discovery Centre, will include exhibits and digital displays to inform the community about the history, people, procedures and work of the Parliament. The discovery centreis linked to a tours and events program. The communities are encouraged to visit Parliament and listen to the deliberations during Parliament sitting days or find out about the tours and events program.
Group Tours to Parliament
Any tours can be organised firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3225640/381238 or 9908954. Free of Charge.
Any tours by groups and individuals to Parliament is an opportunity to:
Explore the ‘Parliament Discovery Center’;
Learn more about the role and works of Parliament through a 20-30 minute presentation and Q&A;
Listen to the debates during Parliament sitting; and Group photo opportunity.
‘Parliament Bus’ is our community connections flagship. This project is a travelling roadshow that visits communities across Fiji to inform them about parliament. Its message is: ‘Parliament Bus is coming, get on board’. This will reinforce the theme of parliament reaching out to people. Complementing this project is a series of ‘Meet the Speaker’ visits to communities as well as a range of community consultation projects to allow the community to voice their views to Parliament.
Schools and communities that would like to be part of any ‘Parliament Bus’ programme or host a ‘Meet the Speaker’ programme arrange with Parliament through the contacts below:
Call: 3225640/381238, 9908954, 9907254 OR
You can learn more about the works of Parliament through the pages of this website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Download Education Modules
Download Information Card
- Card 1 – What is Parliament?
- Card 2 – How do we choose who will represent us?
- Card 3 – How does Parliament work?
- Card 4 – How does Parliament make laws?
- Card 5 – How does Parliament give people a voice in lawmaking?
- Card 6 – What is Parliament’s role in making decisions about money?
- Card 7 – How is the Government answerable for decisions it makes?
- Card 8 – How can I participate in the work of Parliament?
- Teachers’ Guide