2022 School Events and Awareness Days

Welcome to the 2022 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 [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.

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

DonateLife Week

Your School

This DonateLife Week, we encourage more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, and to have a chat about it with their family and friends. While the majority of Australians believe it’s important to be an organ and tissue donor, only one in three are registered!

National Science Week

Your School

The school theme for National Science Week in 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye. It is based on the UN International Year of Glass. It will celebrate the many roles that glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs - plus investigating glass as a part […]

Book Week

Your School

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. 2022 Theme:  Dreaming with eyes open...      

National Health and Physical Education Day

Your School

(HPE) Day is a nationwide initiative that highlights the importance of HPE in the Australian Curriculum, and its influence on the learning and development of children. Everyone has a role in helping young people move towards healthier and happier lives. Help celebrate the health and well-being of our future generations.

National Threatened Species Day

Your School

Threatened Species Day highlights native plants, animals, & ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future. The day also celebrates the amazing work being done to save them by passionate conservationists, researchers, volunteers, & community experts.

R U OK? Day

Anywhere

R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” and support those struggling with life's ups and downs. Use the free resources available on the R U OK? Day page to get your school, university or TAFE involved.

International Day of Democracy

Your School

The International Day of Democracy is observed every year on September 15, with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy. The values of freedom, respect for human rights, and the principle of holding periodic and genuine elections by universal suffrage are essential elements of democracy.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Your School

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month; its purpose is to raise public awareness of this common disorder and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. It's not about celebrating disabilities, it's about celebrating abilities. Check out the lessons below to get involved.

World Homeless Day

Your School

The concept of World Homeless Day emerged from discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world. The purpose is to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness.

National Nutrition Week

Your School

Let’s make a change for better health this National Nutrition Week, and what better way to Try for 5 than by filling our plate with sustainable foods that have the power to improve our health and the health of our planet. We have some great resources below to educate your students on the importance of nutrition.