2021 School Events and Awareness Days

Welcome to the 2021 schools event calendar!

Awareness events are an awesome way to get kids, parents and educators involved in meaningful learning! We have aligned each awareness event or day with a package of free curriculum-aligned resources, aimed to get the whole school involved. From Harmony Day to STEM day, you can use these resource to teach lessons that help kids build empathy and make change in their local community.

The digital calendar below can be imported directly into your Google or ical calendars. Or you can click on the image to the left to view and download an A3 Printable version of the calendar, or click here.

If you have any questions regarding the resources aligned to the awareness days below – please drop us a line at info@coolaustralia.org and we will be happy to assist you.

Here’s to a great new year of learning, stay cool!

Toyota Dream Car Entries Due

Online

Students entering the competition are required to draw or paint a picture of what they imagine their dream car will look like. There are three different age categories for the competition: •  Under 8’s •  8 to 11-year-olds •  12 to 15-year-olds The top three place-getter winners in each of the age categories will be […]

National Nutrition Month

Your School

National Nutrition Month™ is an annual campaign where, during the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. We have some great resources aligned with this campaign below.

School’s Clean Up Day

Your School

A Schools Clean Up is a great way to inspire your students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment while playing an active role in their community. It's a day when students and teachers work together to clean up an area which is special to you. 

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. Check out these great resources below to get involved.

World Oral Health Day

Your School

Most people will suffer from an oral condition in their lifetimes. WOHD’s mission is to empower people with the tools and knowledge to prevent and control oral diseases such as tooth decay. We have aligned resources below that will educate about the impacts of sugar on your oral health, as well as overall.

Harmony Day

Your School

Harmony Day is an Australian Government program that centers on the message that “Everyone belongs”, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians. Check out these great resources below to get involved. 

World Down Syndrome Day

Your School

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), on March 21st, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the UN since 2012. Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. Click here to see all of the lessons,

Earth Hour Schools Day

Your School

Earth Hour has always been for everyone. Every year, the hour of no power turns individuals, schools, businesses and communities into a million-strong movement of people raising their voice for nature through the symbolic action of switching off our lights. Register your school today!

NAPLAN Preparation

Your School

These series of lessons are designed to provide valuable practise for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. These lesson plans are not an officially endorsed publication of the ACARA body - but are designed to provide practice for the Aust. Curriculum’s compulsory NAPLAN testing scheme.

Citizen Science Month

Your School

Citizen science is expanding the reach, relevance, and impact of science in almost every area of inquiry; in the field and online; through local and global efforts. CSA brings depth to how citizen science is understood, and shines a light on the integrity and complexity of the practice. Some great unit ideas below.