School Events and Awareness Days

Welcome to the 2024 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 resources to teach lessons that help kids build empathy and make change in their local community.

Here’s to a great new year of learning, stay cool!

March

Fri
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Event image for Schools Clean Up Day
March 1
Schools Clean Up Day

A Schools Clean Up Day is a great way to inspire your students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment while playing an active role in their community. It's a day when students and teachers work together to clean up an area which is special to you. Clean Up Australia Day will also be held on the 5th of March, 2023. Check out these resources below to get involved in Schools Clean Up Day.

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Sun
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Event image for World Wildlife Day
March 3
World Wildlife Day

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildlife on the UN calendar. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife. Check out these resources below to get involved.

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Fri
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Event image for International Women's Day
March 8
International Women's Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Check out these great resources below to get involved.

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Wed
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March 13 - March 25
NAPLAN Testing

We have a series of lessons designed to provide valuable practise for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. These lesson plans are not an officially endorsed publication of the ACARA body - but are designed to provide practice for the Aust. Curriculum’s compulsory NAPLAN testing scheme.

Thu
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Event image for World Kidney Day
March 14
World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.

World Kidney Day comes back every year. All across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. We do it all to create awareness. Awareness about preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors, and awareness about how to live with a kidney disease. We do this because we want kidney health for all.

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Wed
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Event image for World Oral Health Day
March 20
World Oral Health Day

Most people will suffer from an oral condition in their lifetimes. WOHD’s mission is to empower people with the tools and knowledge to prevent and control oral diseases such as tooth decay. We have aligned resources below that will educate about the impacts of sugar on your oral health, as well as overall.

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Thu
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March 21
Harmony Day

Harmony Week is an Australian Government program that centres on the message that “Everyone belongs”, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.

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Thu
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Event image for World Down Syndrome Day
March 21
World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), on March 21st, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the UN since 2012. Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition.

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