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!

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 September offering insight into the impact of the social sciences on our lives. 

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.

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.

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.

The Royal Melbourne Show

Your School

The Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest annual community event conducted by RASV, provides industry with opportunities to engage and connect annually with half a million consumers over 11 days and build their knowledge and understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in everyday life.

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 […]

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 […]

National Pollinator Week

Your School

Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges our important and unique insect pollinators during our southern spring (November). It is a designated week when communities, businesses and organisations can come together to raise […]