17 May 2021
Now in it's 77th year, Education week will run from 23 - 29 May 2021.This year's theme is 'Building Connections' celebrates the connections between schools and local communities and strengthens bonds with families and carers.
Collaboration between community organisations and schools can enhance creativity, learning, enrichment, and provide support to students as they transition through school and beyond.
Education Week is an opportunity for all primary and secondary schools, higher education, and early childhood services to showcase how they are building connections with the community around them.
Through ‘Building Connections’, the focus is on engaging with families, the community, and other schools that can support in achieving the goals for students – at your current school and your future schools.
Building Connections’ recognises that when schools, families, and community groups come together to support learning, it provides a richer and more diverse learning experience for students.
Early childhood services
The theme highlights how community connections can help children to develop social and other skills.
Community connections include extended family, friends and local community organisations – all can have a part in a child’s development.
Resources and ideas
- Host a school activity or event during Education Week that supports the theme, ‘Building Connections’. For example, hold a school assembly, decorate classrooms
and learning spaces, or invite community organisations to speak at your school.
- Host an activity at your kindergarten that inspires little learners to get curious about ‘Building Connections’ through play-based learning
- Invite parents, carers and the wider community to your school open day.
The Education Week Toolkit will help you plan exciting and fun activities for your school
For more information and to share your activities visit the Education week 2021 Website.