AUSSIE EDUCATOR

Calendar

The following is not a complete listing of every world, or Australian, special day or event, only those felt likely to be of value to schools. Some major religion-specific dates are found here, but a more complete listing can be found through the Multifaith Calendar page.

For Year of … Information go to this page for known listings.

Calendar events are given in date [then alphabetical] order listings for each month.

Where the date is not known at this time, we have used the code “TBC” [To Be Confirmed]. The actual date will be added as soon as it is known.

The date/events given for the months already completed this year, provide 2020 dates, where these are known.

April 2020
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
TBC Computational and Algorithmic Thinking [CAT] [formerly Australian Informatics Competition]
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 World Autism Awareness Day
3 Term 1 Ends : Qld
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
TBC Victorian Youth Week [formerly National Youth Week]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Dance Challenge [Registrations close]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Primary Challenge [Registrations close]
TBC WAKAKIRRI Secondary School Challenge [Registrations close]
5 Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
7 World Health Day
8-16 Pesach [Passover]
9 Term 1 Ends : ACT
9 Term 1 Ends : New Zealand
9 Term 1 Ends : NSW
9 Term 1 Ends : NT
9 Term 1 Ends : SA
9 Term 1 Ends : Tas
9 Term 1 Ends : WA
TBC National Folk Festival
10 Good Friday
11 World Parkinson’s Day
12 Easter Sunday
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
13 Easter Monday
15, 16,
17
Flexible Student Free Days Qld
TBC Updated ! Kidney Health Week
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
17 World Haemophilia Day
18 World Heritage Day
TBC Australian Heritage Festival
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - ACT
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - NSW
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - NT
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Qld.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - SA
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Tas.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Vic.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - WA
19 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
20 Term 2 begins : NT
20 Term 2 begins : Qld
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
23 New ! International Girls in ICT Day
23 Term 2 begins : Vic
23 World Book and Copyright Day
25 ANZAC Day
25 World Malaria Day
TBC Heart Week
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Begins
27 Term 2 begins : ACT
27 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
27 Term 2 Begins : SA
27 Term 2 Begins : Tas
28 Term 2 begins New Zealand
28 Students begin Term 2 : NSW
28 Students begin Term 2 : WA
28 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
29 International Dance Day
29 International Guide Dog Day
30 International Jazz Day
30 Pay It Forward Day

Beginning of April

Top of Page

May 2019
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1 May Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 MS Readathon Registrations open
1-3 Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days
1-6 Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
2-10 Australian Dance Week [TBC]
3 Starlight Day
3 World Press Freedom Day
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
5-11 International Compost Awareness Week
6 Beginning of Ramadan
6 Labour Day : Qld
6 May Day : NT
7 World Asthma Day
7 World Athletics Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
11 World Fair Trade Day
11-12 World Migratory Bird Day
12 International Nurses Day
12 Mothers Day
13-17 Law Week WA
13-19 Law Week ACT
13-19 Law Week NSW
13-19 Law Week Qld
13-20 Law Week NT
TBC Law Week SA
13-19 Law Week Vic
13-19 Law Week WA
14-16 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Paper Test]
14-24 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Online Test Window]
15-21 National Families Week
15-21 National Families Week
17 Walk Safely to School Day
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
18 International Museum Day
19 Million Paws Walk
19 Vesak/Wesak Buddha Day
19-25 Education Week : Vic
20-29 Big Science Competition [Held during this period.]
20-26 International Arts Education Week
20-26 Library & Information Week
20-26 National Volunteer Week
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
22 National Simultaneous Storytime
23 World Turtle Day
24 Escargot Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
25 National Day of Thanks
26 National Sorry Day
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day
26/5-1/6 Food Allergy Week
27/5-3/6 National Reconciliation Week
29 International UN Peacekeepers Day
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

Beginning of May

Top of Page

Beginning of June

Top of Page

× Home Calendar Competitions Conferences Curriculum Education Resources Site Information Special Pages Teachers Tertiary