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2024 Calendar of Events

To list an event in our calendar, email rhiannon.bowman@primecreative.com.au

MARCH

Schools Clean Up Day
1 March
Inspire students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment while playing an active role in their community.
cleanup.org.au

NAPLAN Testing
13-25 March
The national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
nap.edu.au

Earth Hour Schools Day
22 March
Register your school to participate in Earth Hour Schools Day.
earthhour.org.au

ASPA National Summit
26 March
The Australian Secondary Principals’ Association National Summit will shape an agenda for the 2025 federal election that places equity of opportunity for every Australian student at the heart of policy.
aspa.asn.au

MAY

Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALT) Summit
9-10 May
A free, hybrid 2-day event for certified teachers from across Australia.
aitsl.edu.au

National Reconciliation Week
27 May – 3 June
Learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. The theme for 2024 is ‘Now More Than Ever’.
reconciliation.org.au

JUNE

National Education Summit, Melbourne
14-15 June
Held over two days, educators can experience innovative conferences, workshops and interactive seminars delivered by experts and thought leaders from the education sector.
nationaleducationsummit.com.au

JULY

Schools Tree Day
26 July
Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is the largest tree-planting and nature care event in Australia.
treeday.planetark.org

AUGUST

National Education Summit, Brisbane
2-3 August
nationaleducationsummit.com.au

National Science Week
10-18 August
Celebrate National Science Week in your school. The 2024 school theme is ‘Species Survival – More Than Just Sustainability’.
scienceweek.net.au

EduTECH Australia, Melbourne
13-14 August
Australia’s largest education event, bringing together the entire education ecosystem to discuss, debate, and evaluate the future of education.
terrapinn.com/exhibition/edutech-australia

Book Week
17-23 August
Schools and public libraries celebrate books and Australian children’s authors and illustrators.
cbca.org.au/cbca-book-week

It Takes a Spark STEM conference – Queensland
30 August
The conference connects students (Yr 4 – 10) and their teachers to the best STEM ideas and workshops from schools, industry, universities and STEM organisations.
spark-educonferences.com.au/queensland-2024

SEPTEMBER

R U OK? Day
12 September
Use the free resources available on R U OK? Day’s website to get your school involved in the national day of action to support those struggling with life’s ups and downs.
ruok.org.au

APPA/NZPF Trans-Tasman Conference, Christchurch, NZ
18-20 September
Held every four years, this year’s conference theme, ‘Together Leading Learning’, reflects the professional collaboration between Australia and New Zealand.
appa.asn.au

It Takes a Spark STEM conference – WA
18 September
The conference connects students (Yr 4 – 10) and their teachers to the best STEM ideas and workshops from schools, industry, universities and STEM organisations
spark-educonferences.com.au/western-australia-2024

OCTOBER

It Takes a Spark STEM conference – Victoria
24 October
The conference connects students (Yr 4 – 10) and their teachers to the best STEM ideas and workshops from schools, industry, universities and STEM organisations
spark-educonferences.com.au/victoria-2024

World Teacher’s Day
25 October
An international celebration dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the contributions of teachers around the world.
worldteachersday.edu.au

NOVEMBER

National Recycling Week
11-17 November
This annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.
recyclingnearyou.com.au/nationalrecyclingweek

It Takes a Spark STEM conference – Tasmania
29 November
The conference connects students (Yr 4 – 10) and their teachers to the best STEM ideas and workshops from schools, industry, universities and STEM organisations
spark-educonferences.com.au/tasmania-2024

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