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!

World Day of Social Justice

Your School

World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. Click on the resources below to get involved.

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. 

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. 

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.

Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Your School

Youth Homelessness Matters Day (#YHMD2015) is an annual nation-wide campaign aimed at bringing the issue of youth homelessness to the public arena while also providing a mechanism that allows you to get involved. Click on the resources below to check out our resources around homelessness.

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.