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

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 difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. Register today at treeday.planetark.org.

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 levels, advice on reading food labels, and spells out the effect sugar has on our teeth.  Find out more about the project here.

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, including increasing the supply of social housing. 

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 Economy for Sustainable Development. Check out the resources below to help your class celebrate Science Week.

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.    

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.

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.