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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.

July 2021
Date Event
1 Coming of the Light Festival [Qld]
1 International Joke Day
1 International Tartan Day
1 Territory Day NT
1-31 JulEYE
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Ends
2 Term 2 Ends : SA
2 Term 2 Ends : Tas
2 Term 2 Ends : WA
4 American Independence Day
3 International Day of Cooperatives
** NAIDOC Week

Postponed. Now to be held from 8-15 November 2020.

7 Star Festival/Tanabata : Japan
9 Constitution Day
9 Term 2 Ends : New Zealand
11 World Population Day
TBC Curious Minds Winter Camp
TBC National Diabetes Week
12 Term 3 begins : ACT
12 Teachers begin Term 3 : NSW
12 Term 3 begins : Qld
12 Term 3 begins : Vic
13 Students begin Term 3 : NSW
14 Bastille Day
14 Malala Day
15 World Youth Skills Day
17-25 Updated ! International Physics Olympiad [Vilnius, Lithuania] [Postponed from 2020]
18-25 New ! International Biology Olympiad [Lisbon, Portugal]
19 Teachers begin Term 3 : NT
19 Term 3 begins : SA
19 Term 3 begins : Tas [Teachers]
19 Term 3 begins : WA
20 Term 3 begins : Tas [Students]
TBC National Farm Safety Week
21 Opportunity Class [OC] Placement Test [NSW]
21 Students begin Term 3 : NT
23-25 Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo
24/7-2/8 New ! International Chemistry Olympiad [Osaka,Japan]
25-31 Catholic Education Week Queensland
26 Term 3 begins : New Zealand
26 World Hepatitis Day
TBC DonateLife Week
TBC Updated ! Australian Mathematics Competition
TBC Australian National Chemistry Quiz
30 System Administrator Appreciation Day
30 Schools Tree Day
TBC Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
TBC Garma Festival : NT

Beginning of July

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August 2021
Date Event
1 Horse’s Birthday
1 International Friendship Day
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
2 Bank Holiday - NSW
TBC National Tree Day
2 Picnic Day : NT
2-6 Education Week : NSW
2-7 National Homeless Persons’ Week
TBC National Missing Persons Week
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
4-5 CareersXpo Canberra
6 Hiroshima Day
6 Jeans4Genes Day
TBC WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Registrations close]
6-15 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
TBC New ! Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. [Verification Forms due]
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
10 Muharram Begins [Islam]
TBC National Student Volunteer Week
12 International Youth Day
13 International Left-Handers Day
TBC National TAFE Day 2021
14-22 National Science Week
16 RSPCA Cupcake Day
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
TBC Keep Australia Beautiful Week
18 Updated ! Ashura [Islam]
[Begins at sunset on 17 August]
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
19 World Humanitarian Day
20 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
21-22 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
21-27 Children’s Book Council Book Week [TBC]
TBC National Skills Week
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
TBC Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Physics
27 Daffodil Day
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
TBC Freedom Day NT
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
TBC Legacy Week
[Badge Day 2020 - 4 September]
31 Last Day of Winter
31 MS Readathon Ends
31 MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

Beginning of August

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September 2020
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Wattle Day
1-7 National Asthma Week
1-8 Adult Learner’s Week
1-17 Australia Reads
1-30 National Biodiversity Month
1-30 Save the Koala Month
1-30 Sidetember
2 National HPE Day
2 Indigenous Literacy Day
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
4 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
4 Student Free Day : Qld
4 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
5-13 History Week : NSW
6 Fathers Day
6-8 40 Hour Famine [Backpack Challenge] [TBC]
6-12 Catholic Education Week [Vic]
6-12 National Child Protection Week
6-12 New ! National eSmart Week
7 National Threatened Species Day
8 International Literacy Day
10 Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
10 R U OK ? Day
11 Walk Safely to School Day
Postponed from May 2020.
11 White Balloon Day
12 World First Aid Day
12-18 National Seaweek
13 National Bilby Day
13 Roald Dahl Day
15 International Day of Democracy
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
17 Australian Citizenship Day
17 Muharram ends [Islam]
18 Term 3 Ends : Qld
18 Term 3 Ends : Vic
18 World Water Monitoring Day
18-20 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
19 Software Freedom Day
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
19-20 Clean up the World Weekend
20 Sustainable House Day
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
21 International Day of Peace
22 World Carfree Day
23 Spring Equinox
25 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
25 Term 3 Ends : ACT
25 Term 3 Ends NSW
25 Term 3 Ends : New Zealand
25 Term 3 Ends : NT
25 Term 3 Ends : SA
25 Term 3 Ends : Tas
25 Term 3 Ends : WA
25 World Maritime Day
26 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA]
27 World Tourism Day
27-28 Yom Kippur [2020]
28 Queen’s Birthday, WA
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day
29/9-1/10 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
30 World School Milk Day

Beginning of September

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