About Education Week

Education Week is a statewide, annual event to celebrate NSW public education, which will be held 5-10 August 2019. The week communicates the achievements of public schools, their students and the value of public education.

2019 Education Week theme

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.

Education Week dates

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

Use our Teacher's Toolkit (coming soon) to start planning your school's celebrations.

Education Week launch

Education Week will be launched on Monday, 5 August at 10am – 11am via a joint simulcast from a Sydney metro school and a regional school. Venues to be announced shortly.

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 three-day design thinking sprint which takes place during Education Week and involves 16 teams from schools across NSW working with department educators and industry partners to solve a complex real-world problem.

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