Ed Week toolkit

We’ve curated a range of resources and ideas to help you celebrate Ed Week 2022 with this year’s theme: Creating futures.

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

Our official Ed Week logos, posters, document templates, virtual meeting backgrounds, email signatures and more are here for you to use.

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 #EdWeek22 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.

Celebrations don’t need to be complex or big and remember to follow COVID-smart measures.

Event and activity ideas for schools

  • Watch the Ed Week live stream video launch on Monday 1 August at 10am. The video launch will also be available on demand following the live broadcast.

  • Plan a school assembly around this year’s theme ‘creating futures’ and showcase the talent and achievements of your school community.

  • Watch the 'Film By... Invitation' short film festival which will premiere during Education Week.

  • 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.
  • Hold a 'your future self' dress-up day at school or encourage students to think about what they want to be in the future and consider the pathways to get there.
  • Research a role model or hero to see how education helped create their future.

  • Virtual events: if physically hosting members of the community isn’t possible, think about how you can engage through a virtual celebration. The virtual event toolkit has everything you need to know about live streaming, pre-recording, permissions and copyright, as well as ideas and examples.

Event ideas for corporate office locations

  • Watch the Ed Week live stream video launch on Monday 1 August at 10am. 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 with your team on how education helped create your future.

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).

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