2022 School Events and Awareness Days

Welcome to the 2022 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. You can also download a printable version 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!

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 time to participate in a range of activities & support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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 on offer to help celebrate the day.

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 […]

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

Your School

The day is celebrated every year on 26 July as a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of mangroves as a “unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote their sustainable management, conservation and use. Check out our mangrove specific lessons below, or the full unit here.

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

National Science Week

Your School

The school theme for National Science Week in 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye. It is based on the UN International Year of Glass. It will celebrate the many roles that glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs - plus investigating glass as a part […]

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 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 […]

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 […]