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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].

Topic Start Date End Date NSW Term Week Information
World Wetlands Day 02-02-2023 02-02-2023 T1 W2 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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Children’s Mental Health Week 04-02-2023 11-02-2023 T1 W3 Encourage 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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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11-02-2023 11-02-2023 T1 W3, W4 A day to inspire and engage women and girls in science ion order to achieve gender equality.

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Library Lovers Day 14-02-2023 14-02-2023 T1 W4 It’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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Australian Womens History Month theme: Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories 01-03-2023 31-03-2023 T1 W6, W7, W8, W9, W10 An opprtunity to acknowledge the hisotrical contributions made by women.

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World Wildlife Day 03-03-2023 03-03-2023 T1 W6 World Wildlife Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

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Sea Week 05-03-2023 13-03-2023 T1 W7 SeaWeek aims to raise community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.

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International Women’s day 08-03-2023 08-03-2023 T1 W7 International Women’s Day aims to raise awareness of women and gender inequality

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World Storytelling Day 20-03-2023 20-03-2023 T1 W9 The goal is to celebrate the art of storytelling with listeners and storytellers.

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Harmony Week 20-03-2023 26-03-2023 T1 W9 Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​

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Global Money Week 20-03-2023 26-03-2023 T1 W9 An 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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World Water Day 22-03-2023 22-03-2023 T1 W9 World 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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Ride 2 school day 24-03-2023 24-03-2023 T1 W9 To promote and develop physical activity in children.

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Schools Earth Hour Day 25-03-2023 25-03-2023 T1 W9, W10 Earth 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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Anzac Day 25-04-2023 25-04-2023 T2 W1 The meaning of Anzac Day today includes the remembrance of all Australians killed in military operations.

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International Compost Awareness Week 07-05-2023 07-05-2023 T2 W3 A 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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International Day for Biological Diversity 22-05-2022 22-05-2022 T2 W5  To increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues

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National Sorry Day 26-05-2023 26-05-2023 T2 W5 An opportunity to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.
National Reconciliation Week 27-05-2023 03-06-2023 T2 W6 National 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 Day 05-06-2023 05-06-2023 T2 W7 World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.

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World Oceans Day 08-06-2023 08-06-2023 T2 W7 Celebrate and protect our one shared ocean

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NAIDOC Week 03-07-2023 10-07-2023 T2, T3 W10, W1 To 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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NAIDOC Week 03-07-2023 10-07-2023 T2, T3 W10, W1 To 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 Day 14-07-2023 14-07-2023 T3 W1 To take action to protect the ocean.

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International Day of Friendship 30-07-2022 30-07-2022 T3 W2, W3 Friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
Education Week NSW 31-07-2023 04-08-2023 T3 W3 Education Week is an annual celebration of NSW public education and the achievements of our schools, students and education system.  

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SciFest 01-08-2023 31-08-2023 T3 W3, W4, W5, W6, W7 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 Week 12-08-2023 20-08-2023 T3 W5 The promotion of science with online events, virtual tours, DIY science

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Book Week 21-08-2023 25-08-2023 T3 W6 During Book Week, schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.

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Wear it Purple Day 25-08-2023 25-08-2023 T3 W6 Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

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Literacy and Numeracy Week 28-08-2023 01-09-2023 T3 W7 National 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.

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Social Sciences Week 04-09-2023 10-09-2023 T3 W8 Social 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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Biodiversity Month 01-09-2023 30-09-2023 T3 W8, W9, W10 Biodiversity Month promotes the importance of connecting with nature and caring for nature in all its diversity – its biodiversity!

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Threatened Species day 07-09-2023 07-09-2023 T3 W8 National Threatened Species Day aims to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.

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Indigenous Literacy Day 07-09-2023 07-09-2023 T3 W8 Raising awareness of Indigenous literacy in Australia

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Electricity Safety Week 05-09-2022 09-09-2022 T3 W8 Electricity Safety Week raises awareness of the hazards associated with electricity and teaches students how to be safe around electricity.

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RU OK Day 14-09-2023 14-09-2023 T3 W9 R 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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History Week 04-09-2023 10-09-2023 T3 W8 History 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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Cyber Security Month 01-10-2023 31-10-2023 T4 W1, W2, W3 Cyber Security Month aims to support schools, teachers, parents and carers to protect children – keeping children safe while online.

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World Space Week 04-10-2023 10-10-2023 T4 W1 World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.

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National Mental Health Month 09-10-2022 17-10-2022 T4 W1 To raise awareness of mental health in our community.
Earth Science Week 09-10-2023 13-10-2023 T4 W1 Explore Earth sciences for Australia’s 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 Water Week 16-10-2023 20-10-2023 T4 W2 Be inspired to understand the importance of water in our world.

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National Bird Week 16-10-2023 20-10-2023 T4 W2 National Bird Week aims to inspire Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts.

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ClickFest 01-11-2023 30-11-2023 T4 W4, W5, W6, W7, W8 ClickFest 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 Agriculture Day 18-11-2023 18-11-2023 T4 W6, W7 All Australians enjoy the world class food and fibre grown right here in Australia. National Agriculture Day is your chance to celebrate and learn about Australia’s incredible farm sector.

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International Day of Disability 03-12-2023 03-12-2023 T4 W8, W9 Aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.

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Remembrance Day 11-11-2023 11-11-2023 T4 W5 Australians are encouraged to pause at 11 am to observe one minute’s silence and remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

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National Recycling Week 08-11-2022 14-11-2022 T4 W6 National Recycling Week aims to educate and empower people to do the right thing when they’re at the bin.

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Coast Care Week 01-12-2022 09-12-2022 T4 W8 W9 Aims to raise awareness of our marine and coastal environments

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