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!

Mindful in May

In times like these, we really can't afford to lose our minds. Research shows it only takes 10 minutes of meditation a day to see significant positive benefits to your life. We have resources that you can practise with your students, in or outside of the classroom, and at home.

World Bee Day

World Bee Day's purpose is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. It is an excellent opportunity to put bees at the centre of the national conversation for a day and encourage actions that create more bee-friendly landscapes. Find more resources here.

National Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on environmental issues emerging from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

World Oceans Day

On World Oceans Day, people everywhere can celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, community and/or your company, and join with millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future. By working together, we can - and will - protect and […]

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

NAIDOC Week

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

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.

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

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.

DonateLife Week

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!