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!

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!

Schools Tree Day

Your School

Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is the largest tree-planting and nature care event in Australia. It's a day to take the classroom outdoors and connect with your community, and most importantly, to have fun! Following these lesson plans is an ideal way for your school to take part in Schools Tree Day. You’ll be joining […]

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 […]

National Homelessness Week (date TBC)

Held every year at the beginning of August, Homelessness Week seeks to raise awareness around people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face, and the action needed to achieve long-lasting solutions, […]

National Science Week

Your School

The school theme for National Science Week 2021 will be Food: Different by Design. It will honor the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Sciences Week (Dates TBC)

Your School

The Social Sciences are key to understanding humanity, society and the institutions which govern our daily lives. Social Sciences Week is a week-long series of events held across Australia each […]

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 […]

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 […]