10 tips on how to prepare for EdWeek

A successful Education Week requires planning. Here are our top 10 ideas to get your school community ready for the big event.

  1. Establish an Education Week committee.
    1. Some questions the committee will need to ask include:
      1. How do we embrace the theme, Every student, every voice, at our school?
      2. How can we involve students in Ed Week planning?
      3. Who and what will we profile during Education Week?
      4. How can we showcase our student voice this Education Week?
      5. Who will we celebrate with?
  2. Conduct a survey of your school community to evaluate how student voice is recognised, promoted and heard. Then plan for the future to strengthen how your school hears every student and every voice.
  3. Promote the Game Changer Challenge competition amongst your students and enter a school team.
  4. Encourage students to enter EdWeek creative competitions such as the photo or film competitions.
  5. Host a school competition for the most innovative ideas that can promote how your school hears every student and every voice with the winner/s announced in Ed Week.
  6. Have teachers and students fill an empty frame with a representation of Every Student, Every Voice and hold an art exhibition during EdWeek.
  7. Workshop teaching and learning ideas staff can utilise to promote and highlight the importance of student voice in the lead-up to Education Week.
  8. Think about how you can build awareness for alternative forms of ‘student voice’ such as sign language, languages other than English, Indigenous language into the week-long celebration.
  9. 2019 is the UN Year of Indigenous Language. Research how you can bring this UN initiative to life at the school.
  10. Build awareness of the event among your school community. See our suggested timeline for engaging with community, parents and special guests.
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