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
8
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
13
Event image for NAPLAN Testing
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
14
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
20
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
21
Event image for Harmony Day
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
21
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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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Fri
22
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March 22
Earth Hour Schools Day

Earth Hour has always been for everyone. Every year, the hour of no power turns individuals, schools, businesses and communities into a million-strong movement of people raising their voices for nature through the symbolic action of switching off our lights. Register your school to participate in Earth Hour Schools Day today! You can also participate in Earth Hour's main event on the 25th of March, 2023.

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April

Sat
6
Event image for Nature Play Week
April 6 - April 16
Nature Play Week

Nature play is about taking kids into nature and allowing them the time, space and freedom to explore, discover, and find wonder in the natural world. We have some great lessons to help inspire your kids to get outside and learn while having fun!

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