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The Secretary, Mark Scott, announces the theme for Education Week 2018.

Education Week 2018 promotion image. Today's schools, creating tomorrow's world. 6 to 10 August 2018.

The theme for Education Week 2018 is 'Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world.

The way that public schools are future-proofing their students to succeed in the 21st century will be the focus of Education Week 2018.

Mark Scott, Secretary of the Department of Education, today announced the theme for this year’s Education Week as 'Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'.

In a video address to all staff, Mr Scott said a young child who started Kindergarten this year would leave the school system in 2030. “He or she is going to spend the vast amount of their working life in the second half of the 21st century,” he said.

“Our schools are very future-focused, preparing and equipping young people with the skills, the knowledge and the capabilities they need to lead and flourish in tomorrow’s world.”

He said Education Week would be a great opportunity for public schools and teachers to showcase great teaching and learning practice.

NSW Education Week is an annual event held in the first week of August to celebrate public education across the state.

It highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on students, educators and school communities.

Education Week 2018 will be held from Monday, 6 August, to Friday, 10 August.

Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018

Video transcript

Mark Scott

I'm very excited to announce that in August this year we're going to spend a week celebrating all that's great about public education in Education Week.

Our theme this year is: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world.

A young child who started school in kindergarten this year is going to leave our school system in 2030 and he or she is going to spend the vast majority of their working life in the second half of the 21st century. And our schools are very future focused preparing and equipping young people with the skills and the knowledge and the capabilities they need to lead and flourish in tomorrow's world.

And Education Week is going to give us all a great opportunity to visit our schools to talk with our teachers, to look at great learning in practice and celebrate all there is about public education. So we're preparing now for a wonderful Education Week in August and we look forward to seeing you there.

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