Ed Week toolkit

Get ready for Ed Week 2023 with our resources and ideas to help you celebrate. This year’s theme is 175 years of public education in NSW.

Download and share our resources to get your school or learning community excited about our annual celebration of NSW public education.

The official Ed Week logo, posters, templates, email signature and more are here for you to use.

Ed Week launch

Save the date and join the Ed Week live stream launch on Monday 31 July at 10am AEST. The live stream launch will run for 30 minutes and celebrate public education in NSW over the past 175 years.

Social media tips

One of the easiest ways to share the success of NSW Education with your local community is through social media.

Use the hashtag #EdWeek23 in all your social media posts, share your photos and videos and show us how you are celebrating Ed Week this year.

Don’t forget to follow the tips in the department’s staff social media toolkit (staff only) and ensure parental permission is in place for any students you feature on social media.

Communicating Ed Week

Tell your community about Ed Week and let them know if you’ve planned an event or celebration they can get involved in.

Schools can use their school website, newsletter and social media pages to spread the word and build excitement about the week-long celebration.

Host an event or activity

Education Week is a great time to celebrate your achievements and share in success with the wider community. Plan a face-to-face or virtual event or activity at your school, early childhood education and care provider or workplace during Ed Week and invite others to join.

Education Week is officially held during Week 3, Term 3 but schools and communities have the flexibility to celebrate the week before or after the official Ed Week dates.

Event toolkit

View the 'Event in a box' guidelines (staff only) to help you plan, deliver and evaluate an Ed Week event. These guidelines include a range of resources and templates to simplify the organisation of a successful school event.

Event and activity ideas for schools

  • Watch the Ed Week live stream launch on Monday 31 July at 10am AEST. The video launch will run for 30 minutes and will be available on demand in the afternoon following the broadcast.

  • Plan a school assembly and showcase the talent and achievements of your school community.

  • Host an alumni event and invite former students to share their story with current students to show how education changes lives and creates futures.

  • Create a visual art display, exhibition or showcase of student work for the school community to view. Consider virtual options if you’re unable to have people attend in-person. See examples from schools and understand what tools you can use to help create a virtual art exhibition.

Event ideas for education support staff and corporate office locations

  • Watch the Ed Week live stream launch on Monday 31 July at 10am AEST. Gather in the office or online as teams or watch individually from your home or workplace.

  • Host a morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea in the office and share stories of your team on your education journeys.

Event ideas for Early Childhood Education and Care providers

Some ways you might like to celebrate Ed Week this year include:

  • A showcase of learning from children in your service.

  • Sharing stories with families about the celebration of learning outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework.

  • Celebrating links with local schools to support your transition to a school program or talking to children about the things they like to learn about.

Schools Video

Schools Video (staff only) is a free video production and distribution service available to NSW public schools. You can use the video editing service to create short videos that showcase your school’s events, programs or initiatives.

Ed Week is a great time to premiere a short video showing what your school has to offer or use the Schools Video service to capture your Ed Week celebrations to share with your community later.

Videos you create can be shared on your school website or social media channels.

Learn more using the Schools Video user guide (staff only).

Tell us what you're planning

We’re on the lookout for exciting events, celebrations or activities held in schools and communities across the state during Ed Week.

If you have a special event organised this year, fill out the online form with the details to let us know!

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