About Education Week

Education Week is a statewide, annual event to celebrate NSW public education, which will be held 5-9 August 2019. The week communicates the achievements of public schools, their students and the value of public education.

2019 Education Week - #EdWeek19

The theme for 2019 Education Week is Every student, every voice. It is a celebration of student empowerment, and how the NSW public education system gives students the skills they need in order to have and express a voice during their own educational journey and as engaged global citizens.

Join us for #EdWeek19 as we celebrate our students and their power to shape the world.

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Education Week dates

Education Week 2019 will be held from Monday 5 August to Friday 9 August.

Use our Teacher's Toolkit to plan your school's celebrations.

Education Week launch

Education Week will be launched jointly from St Marys North Public School and Dubbo College, Senior Campus via a simulcast. Please join us on Monday 5 August for the launch of Education Week 2019.

Join in the celebrations by hosting a special Ed Week assembly at your school and live-stream the Ed Week launch via YouTube.

Every student, every voice

Key messages

Authentic participation

Student voice is more than just having a say. Valuing and actioning the ideas, opinions and expertise of all students has significant impact for student wellbeing.

Partners in learning

Student perspectives, experiences and aspirations shape and enrich our schools and communities and actively influence our decision-making as we strive to be the best education system in Australia.

Respectful relationships

Working collaboratively with other students and teachers our young people grow into engaged learners and ethical citizens able to contribute positively to their school and wider community.

Connecting communities

We connect our diverse communities by creating and sustaining inclusive, interactive learning environments that use advanced technologies to promote and extend student influence beyond the classroom walls.

Change makers

A culture of high expectations empowers our students to build a shared sense of purpose, self-value and belonging that will prepare them for future lives as active citizens in an increasingly complex and dynamic society.

The Game Changer Challenge

The Game Changer Challenge is a design thinking challenge to explore tangible solutions for a real-world wicked problem. This year, 72 school teams will compete in 6 heats across the state, with the 12 winning teams battling it out at the 3-day final held during Education Week.

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