A virtual celebration

Restrictions on visitors to schools may still be in place, but this need not stop us from engaging with our communities. Here are some suggestions on how to celebrate learning together in a virtual world during Education Week 2020.

Share your content using the #EdWeek20 hashtag

We want to see how your students, teachers and parents are celebrating Education Week.

Share photos and videos of your preparation and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #EdWeek20.

Film everything from how your school is preparing for Education Week to activities during the week, to Learning together tips from your school community. Use Schools Video to produce your videos and share them on your social media channels.

Find out more in our #EdWeek20 Social media toolkit.

Watch the Education Week 2020 launch live stream

Monday 3 August 2020 10am

Live stream the Education Week 2020 launch video to your school community from 10am on Monday 3 August 2020.

Reflecting on the incredible year to date – with the bushfires, floods and continuing drought as well as the COVID-19 pandemic – the Education Week launch will focus on the achievements of students, school staff, parents, and the community as we have continued to learn together in 2020.

Following the launch, the video will also be available on demand in segments for schools to use at other events during Education Week.

Expect to hear from dignitaries and department leaders, as well as performances by students and film reflecting on the year so far.

  • The link to the Education Week 2020 launch live stream will be available by 1 August.

Host and watch a virtual student film festival

A key event for Education Week 2020 will be the livestream of the best of ‘Film by …’ student films in a virtual student film festival on Wednesday 5 August.

Dim the lights, dish out the popcorn and settle in for a celebration of student creativity on screen presented by Film by ... Aussie Kids.

The festival will include a message about student filmmaking by ‘Film by …’ patron, Bryan Brown and an opportunity to vote for your favourite film in a People's Choice award.

The 'Film by ...' student film festival will also be available on demand for screening by schools at a later date.

Find out more about the Film by Invitation virtual film festival.

Live stream to your own community

Connect and learn together using a video live stream this #Edweek20. You could live stream your assembly or a special event to connect with your school community.

Find out about Live streaming your own EdWeek20 event to your communities using BrightCove or Facebook or get assistance making a video via Schools Video.

Other virtual activities

Discover a range of other online learning experiences on our Virtual activities for EdWeek page.

Check what activities can take place

Check the guide to NSW school students returning to face-to-face learning for the latest information on what activities and site usage can take place in schools from Term 3 2020.

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