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

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

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.

Nature Play Week

Outdoor Learning

Nature play is about taking kids into nature and allowing them the time, space and freedom to explore, discover, and find wonder in the natural world. We have some great lessons to help inspire your kids to get outside and learn while having fun!

National Family Day Care Week

Your Centre

The purpose of National Family Day Care Week is to recognise and promote the important role family day care educators and services play in the development and wellbeing of more than 115,000 children across Australia. Get involved today by checking out their website as well as participating in these great lessons.

National Reconciliation Week

Your School

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

World Environment Day

Your School

World Environment Day is for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on environmental issues emerging from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

NAIDOC Week

Your School

Celebrating the history, culture & achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC week is celebrated by Indigenous communities & Australians from all walks of life. It's a great […]

World Youth Skills Day

Your School

The aim of World Youth Skills Day is to encourage youth to celebrate the value of acquiring skills like building, making, and creating as a way to achieve personal success and fulfillment. Check out these great lessons […]

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 […]

Schools Tree Day

Your School

Following these lesson plans is an ideal way for your school to take part in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day. You’ll be joining thousands of amazing teachers in making a […]

Dental Health Week

Your School

The focus of this year’s campaign is on the harm sugar does to oral health, aiming to help Australians to ‘get sugar savvy’. The campaign includes recommended daily sugar consumption […]