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School Calendar Events Reference

The School Calendar includes events and dates of national or international significance. Content providers can list and tag their events according to the calendar.

Teachers can search the site using KLAs and/or calendar events as filters. The calendar will be updated regularly.

Note: not all calendar items will have an event connected to it. Content providers will be adding their events, so teachers should check back closer to the date listed in the calendar.

If there is a school calendar event you think is significant and would like to see added, please contact [email protected].

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Topic Start Date End Date NSW Term Week Information
NSW Teacher PD- School Development Day 2 of 4TBD 2025TBD 2025T1W1NSW Teachers will access events for Teacher Professional Development
Australian Women’s History MonthTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W5, W6, W7, W8, W9An opprtunity to acknowledge the historical contributions made by women.

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Ride 2 school dayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8To promote and develop physical activity in children.

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World Water DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is all about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.

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Global Money WeekTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8An annual global awareness-raising campaign on the importance of ensuring that young people, from an early age, are financially aware, and are gradually acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary to make sound financial decisions and ultimately achieve financial well-being and financial resilience.

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Harmony WeekTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8, W9Harmony Week celebrates Australias cultural diversity. Its about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

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World Storytelling DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8The goal is to celebrate the art of storytelling with listeners and storytellers.

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International Women’s DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W6International Women’s Day aims to raise awareness of women and gender inequality

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Sea WeekTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W6SeaWeek aims to raise community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.

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World Wildlife DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W5, W6World Wildlife Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the worlds wild animals and plants.

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Library Lovers DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W3It’s a day to remember that our libraries are a place where we can get lost in an idea we are following, find an adventure we are seeking in a book, discover more about an issue we feel passionate about or get help from someone about something we want to know.

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National Close the Gap DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD) is a national day of action to pledge support for achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

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International Day of Women and Girls in ScienceTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W2, W3A day to inspire and engage women and girls in science ion order to achieve gender equality.

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Children’s Mental Health WeekTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W3Encourage students to take some time to focus on mental health. Encourage them to think of how they can best look after their own mental health and how they can support family or friends with their mental health too.

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Disability Recognition MonthTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W5, W6, W7, W8, W9To raise awareness about developmental disabilities. It aims to highlight the importance of the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of society.
World Wetlands DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W12024 theme is Wetlands and human wellbeing. Marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.World Wetlands Day aims to: raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

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World Health DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W11Is celebrated annually and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi GrasTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W5, W6Supporting students in gender diversity

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Safer Internet DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W2Share knowledge and strategies to assist students to stay safe when using the internet

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NSW Teacher PD- School Development Day 1 of 4TBD 2025TBD 2025T1W1NSW Teachers will access events for Teacher Professional Development
Schools Earth Hour DayTBD 2025TBD 2025T1W8Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take positive actions for the environment by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

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Youth Week11-04-202421-04-2024T1W11Promoting the connection, particiaption and celebration of youth.

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National eSmart WeekTBD 2025TBD 2025T2W8This week-long event provides a chance for teachers, parents, and students alike to develop new and important skills to support them as positive digital citizens.

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Anzac Day25-04-202425-04-2024T2W1The meaning of Anzac Day today includes the remembrance of all Australians killed in military operations.

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NSW Teacher PD- School Development Day 3 of 429-04-202429-04-2024T2W1NSW Teachers will access events for Teacher Professional Development
International Compost Awareness Week05-05-202411-05-2024T2W2A week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.

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National Road Safety Week13-05-202417-05-2024T2W4Raising awareness of the importance to remain safe on the road

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day16-05-202416-05-2024T2W3The day aims to get everyone talking about digital access and inclusion.

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National Walk Safely to School Day17-05-202417-05-2024T2W3Aims to promote the health benefits of walking and create regular walking habits.
International Day Against LGBTQIA+Dsicrmination (IDAHOBIT)17-05-202417-05-2024T2W3International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) recognises the current and historical discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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National Simultaneous Storytime22-05-202422-05-2024T2W4To support librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers to get millions of kids in Australia, New Zealand, and around the world reading together.

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International Day for Biological Diversity22-05-202422-05-2024T2W4To increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues

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National Sorry Day26-05-202426-05-2024T2W4, W5An opportunity to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

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National Reconciliation Week27-05-202403-06-2024T2W5National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

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World Environment Day05-06-202405-06-2024T2W6World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

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World Oceans Day08-06-202408-06-2024T2W6, W7Celebrate and protect our one shared ocean

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Refugee Week17-06-202421-06-2024T2W6To promote greater awareness of refugees, the issues they face and the contributions refugees are making to the Australian community

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Canberra – A Virtual Visit 202409-09-202429-11-2024T2W6Major organsiations in Canberra present virtual excursions in Canberra. Enrol in one, several or all of them.
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NAIDOC Week04-07-202411-07-2024T3W1To celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

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Shark Awareness Day14-07-202414-07-2024T3W1To take action to protect the ocean.

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NSW Teacher PD- School Development Day 4 of 422-07-202422-07-2024T3W1NSW Teachers will access events for Teacher Professional Development
International Day of Friendship30-07-202430-07-2024T3W2Friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

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Education Week NSW05-08-202409-08-2024T3W3Education Week is an annual celebration of NSW public education and the achievements of our schools, students and education system.

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SciFest12-08-202416-08-2024T3W4,SciFest 2023 is the biggest virtual excursions festival in Australia promoting science and technology. SciFest links up with National Science week

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National Science Week12-08-202416-08-2024T3W4The promotion of science with online events, virtual tours, DIY science. The 2024 school theme is Species Survival ? More Than Just Sustainability.

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National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence16-08-202416-08-2024T3W4Is an opportunity to create a shared understanding of what is bullying, outline your bullying prevention policies and show support to students who may be experiencing bullying. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, student or member of the broader community, everyone has a role to play for bullying prevention

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Book Week19-08-202423-08-2024T3W5During Book Week, schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.

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Literacy and Numeracy Week29-08-202404-09-2024T3W6, W7National Literacy and Numeracy Week provides a unique opportunity for schools to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students and the work of teachers, parents and members of the community who support young people to develop stronger literacy and numeracy skills.
Wear it Purple Day30-08-202430-08-2024T3W6Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

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Biodiversity Month01-09-202430-09-2024T3W7, W8, W9, W10Biodiversity Month promotes the importance of connecting with nature and caring for nature in all its diversity- its biodiversity!

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Electricity Safety Week02-09-202406-09-2024T3W7Electricity Safety Week raises awareness of the hazards associated with electricity and teaches students how to be safe around electricity.

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Social Sciences Week02-09-202406-09-2024T3W7Social Sciences Week is a series of events held across Australia each September offering insight into the impact of the social sciences on our lives.

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Adult Learners Week02-09-202406-09-2024T3W7An international celebration of lifelong and lifewide learning.

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National Child Protection Week02-09-202406-09-2024T3W7Aims to promote a safe and supported life for every child, now and into the future.

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National Fire Protection Month02-09-202430-09-2024T3W8, W9, W10 National Fire Protection Month will highlight the importance of the fire protection industry to the ongoing safety of the community, the support it provides to firefighters, and the protection of life, property, and the environment.
National Health and Physical Education Day04-09-202404-09-2024T3W7Is a nationwide initiative highlighting the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the lifelong learning and development of healthy behaviours in our children.

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Threatened Species Day07-09-202407-09-2024T3W7, W8National Threatened Species Day aims to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.

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Indigenous Literacy Day07-09-202407-09-2024T3W7, W8Raising awareness of Indigenous literacy in Australia

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History Week09-09-202413-09-2024T3W8History Week is an opportunity to to engage and educate the community about the vitality, diversity and meaning of History and its practice.

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RU OK Day12-09-202412-09-2024T3W8R U OK? is a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives.

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International Day of Sign Languages23-09-202423-09-2024T3W10Recognizes the importance of sign languages in the realization of human rights for deaf people across the globe.

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Coast Care WeekTBD 2025TBD 2025T4W9Aims to raise awareness of our marine and coastal environments

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Cyber Security Month01-10-202431-10-2024T4W1, W2, W3Cyber Security Month aims to support schools, teachers, parents and carers to protect children – keeping children safe while online.

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National Mental Health Month01-10-202431-10-2024T4W1, W2, W3To raise awareness of mental health in our community.
World Space Week04-10-202410-10-2024T4W1World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.

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World Teachers Day05-10-202405-10-2024T4W1Is a day to celebrate how teachers are transforming education but also to reflect on the support they need to fully deploy their talent and vocation, and to rethink the way ahead for the profession globally

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Earth Science Week07-10-202418-10-2024T4W1Explore Earth sciences for Australias future. Events celebrate the many ways Earth science impacts our everyday lives and can feature a diverse range of amazing Earth scientists.

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National Nutrition Week14-10-202418-10-2024T4W1National Nutrition Week encourages Australians to learn about making healthy food and lifestyle choices to improve their overall health

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Children’s Week21-10-202426-10-2024T4W2Children’s Week is a national celebration of children’s rights, talents and citizenship held on the fourth Wednesday of October in Australia to coincide with Universal Children’s Day. Each year the theme of Children’s Week highlights a particular Children’s Right.

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NSW Aboriginal Languages Week21-10-202425-10-2024T4W7To raise awareness about Aboriginal Languages and increase support for Languages revitalisation and reclamation.

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National Water Week21-10-202425-10-2024T4W2Be inspired to understand the importance of water in our world.

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National Bird Week21-10-202425-10-2024T4W2National Bird Week aims to inspire Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts.

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Media Literacy Week21-10-202425-10-2024T4W2Raising the awareness and importance of media literacy for all.

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Grandparents and friends day27-10-202427-10-2024T4W2, W3Celebrates the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations. Grandparents, grand-friends, kin, and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community are recognised for their contributions

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ClickFest01-11-202429-11-2024T4W3, W4, W5, W6, W7ClickFest is an annual video conferencing festival run in November each year. ClickFest is an exciting initiative from education organisations across Australia. It highlights the diversity and scope of video conferences available to schools across Australia. Sessions are delivered free or at reduced cost to schools, providing a great opportunity for teachers to give it a go.

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National Recycling Week11-11-202415-11-2024T4W5National Recycling Week aims to educate and empower people to do the right thing when theyre at the bin.

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Pollinator Week11-11-202415-11-2024T4W5 To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and support their needs.

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Remembrance Day11-11-202411-11-2024T4W5Australians are encouraged to pause at 11 am to observe one minutes silence and remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

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National Agriculture Day15-11-202415-11-2024T4W5All Australians enjoy the world class food and fibre grown right here in Australia. National Agriculture Day is your chance to celebrate and learn about Australias incredible farm sector.

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International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women25-11-202425-11-2024T4W7The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is marked annually on 25 November. This event and the ensuing 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence against Women (leading up to International Human Rights Day on 10 December) aim to raise awareness about violence against women

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International Day of People with Disability03-12-202403-12-2024T4W8Aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

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Human Rights Day10-12-202410-12-2024T4W9Human Rights day is celebrated every 10 December to create awareness and mobilize political will to promote respect for the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948

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