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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 2021 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
3 International Day of Cooperatives
4 American Independence Day
TBC NAIDOC Week
7 Star Festival/Tanabata : Japan
9 Constitution Day
9 Term 2 Ends : New Zealand
11 World Population Day
TBC Curious Minds Winter Camp
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
14-20 National Diabetes Week [TBC]
15 World Youth Skills Day
17-25 International Physics Olympiad [Vilnius, Lithuania] [Postponed from 2020]
18-25 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]
21 Opportunity Class [OC] Placement Test [NSW]
21 Students begin Term 3 : NT
21-26 National Farm Safety Week [TBC]
23-25 Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo
24/7-2/8 International Chemistry Olympiad [Osaka,Japan]
25-31 Catholic Education Week Queensland
26 Term 3 begins : New Zealand
26 World Hepatitis Day
28/7-4/8 DonateLife Week [TBC]
TBC Australian Mathematics Competition
29 Australian National Chemistry Quiz
30 System Administrator Appreciation Day
30 Schools Tree Day
TBC Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge.
30/7-2/8 Garma Festival : NT

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August 2021
Date Event
1 Horse’s Birthday
1 International Friendship Day
1 National Tree Day
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
2 Bank Holiday - NSW
2 Picnic Day : NT
2-6 Education Week : NSW
2-7 National Homeless Persons’ Week
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
4-5 CareersXpo Canberra
4-10 National Missing Persons Week [TBC]
6 Hiroshima Day
6 Jeans4Genes Day
TBC WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Registrations close]
6-15 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA]
TBC 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 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
23-29 National Skills Week
26 New ! Australia Science Innovations - Junior Science Olympiad Exam
27 Australian Science Olympiads/Physics
27 Daffodil Day
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
28 Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
TBC Freedom Day NT
29 Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
30 Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
31 Last Day of Winter
31 MS Readathon Ends
31 MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

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September 2021
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Wattle Day
1-7 Legacy Week
[TBC] [Badge Day 2021 - 3 September - TBC]
1-7 National Asthma Week
1-8 Adult Learner’s Week
TBC Australia Reads
1-30 National Biodiversity Month
1-30 Save the Koala Month
1-30 Sidetember
2 National HPE Day [TBC]
2 Indigenous Literacy Day
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
3 National Walk To Work Day
3 Student Free Day : Qld
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
4-12 History Week : NSW [TBC]
5 Fathers Day
TBC 40 Hour Famine [Backpack Challenge] [TBC]
5-11 National Child Protection Week
5-11 National eSmart Week
6-8 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
7 Muharram ends [Islam]
7 National Threatened Species Day
8 International Literacy Day
TBC Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
9 R U OK ? Day
TBC Walk Safely to School Day
11 White Balloon Day
11 World First Aid Day
TBC National Seaweek
12 National Bilby Day
13 Roald Dahl Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15-16 Yom Kippur [sunset 15th to nightfall 16th]
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
17 Australian Citizenship Day
17 Term 3 Ends : ACT
17 Term 3 Ends NSW
17 Term 3 Ends : Qld
17 Term 3 Ends : Vic
18 Software Freedom Day
18 World Water Monitoring Day
18-19 Clean up the World Weekend
19 Talk Like a Pirate Day
20 Sustainable House Day [TBC]
21 ENO Tree Planting Day
21 International Day of Peace
22 Spring Equinox
22 World Carfree Day
24 Premier’s Be Active Challenge ends - SA
24 Term 3 Ends : NT
24 Term 3 Ends : SA
24 Term 3 Ends : Tas
24 Term 3 Ends : WA
25 WACE Practical Examinations begin [WA]
25 World Maritime Day
27 World Tourism Day
27 Queen’s Birthday, WA
28 World Rabies Day
29 World Heart Day
28 Updated ! Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
29 World School Milk Day

Beginning of September

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