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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 2022
Date Event
1 Coming of the Light Festival [Qld]
1 International Joke Day
1 International Tartan Day
1 Term 2 Ends : ACT
1 Term 2 Ends : NSW
1 Term 2 Ends : WA
1 Territory Day NT
1-31 JulEYE
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Ends
2 International Day of Cooperatives
3-10 NAIDOC Week
4 American Independence Day
TBC Curious Minds Winter Camp [West - SA, WA, NT, QLD]
7 Star Festival/Tanabata : Japan
8 Term 2 Ends : New Zealand
8 Term 2 Ends : SA
8 Term 2 Ends : Tas
TBC Curious Minds Winter Camp [East - ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS]
9 Constitution Day
10-18 International Biology Olympiad [Yerevan, Armenia]
10-20 International Chemistry Olympiad [Tianjin, China]
11 Term 3 begins : Qld
11 Term 3 begins : Vic
11 World Population Day
14 Bastille Day
14 Malala Day
TBC National Diabetes Week
15 World Youth Skills Day
15-17 Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo
TBC International Physics Olympiad [TBC, Belarus]
17-23 National Farm Safety Week [TBC]
18 Teachers begin Term 3 : NT
18 Term 3 begins : ACT
18 Teachers begin Term 3 : NSW
18 Term 3 begins : WA
19 Students begin Term 3 : NSW
19 Students begin Term 3 : NT
TBC Opportunity Class [OC] Placement Test [NSW]
25 Term 3 begins : New Zealand
25 Term 3 begins : SA
25 Term 3 begins : Tas [Teachers]
25 Term 3 begins : Tas [Students]
TBC Catholic Education Week Queensland
Australia Science Innovations - Junior Science Olympiad Exam
26 World Hepatitis Day
TBC DonateLife Week
TBC International Chemistry Quiz [ICQ]
[Formerly known as the ANCQ - Australian National Chemistry Quiz]
TBC Earth & Environmental Science Exam - Australian Science Olympiad Competition
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Biology
29 Schools Tree Day
29 System Administrator Appreciation Day
TBC Australian Science Olympiads/Chemistry
30 Updated !Muharram Begins [Islam] [Begins at sunset on 29 July]
TBC Garma Festival : NT

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August 2022
Date Event
1 Bank Holiday - NSW
1 Horse’s Birthday
1 Picnic Day : NT
7 International Friendship Day
1 National Tree Day
1-5 Education Week : NSW
1-6 National Homeless Persons’ Week
1-31 MS Readathon Reading Period begins
1-31 National Family History Month
1-31 Stamp Collecting Month
3-4 CareersXpo Canberra
4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
TBC Australian Mathematics Competition
TBC National Missing Persons Week
5 Jeans4Genes Day
5 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. End of Challenge. [TBC]
5-14 Royal Queensland Show [EKKA] [TBC]
6 Hiroshima Day
8 Ashura [Islam]
[Begins at sunset on 7 August]
8 Mary MacKillop’s Day
9 World Indigenous People’s Day
12 International Youth Day
13 International Left-Handers Day
TBC National Science Week
15 RSPCA Cupcake Day
TBC Keep Australia Beautiful Week
TBC National Student Volunteer Week
18 Vietnam Veterans’ Day
19 Children’s Book Council Book of the Year announced
19 World Humanitarian Day
19 Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge : ACT. [Verification Forms due] [TBC]
TBC Healthy Bones Action Week
20-21 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
20-26 Children’s Book Council Book Week
TBC National Skills Week
TBC Australian Informatics Olympiad [AIO]
27 Daffodil Day
27 Updated !Muharram 2022 ends [Islam]
Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - NSW
40 Hour Famine
Freedom Day NT
29 International Day against Nuclear Tests
TBC Legacy Week
[Badge Day 2022 - 2 September]
TBC Indigenous Literacy Week
31 Last Day of Winter
31 MS Readathon Ends
31 MS Readathon/Sponsorships Due

Beginning of August

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September 2021
Date Event
1 First Day of Spring
1 Indigenous Literacy Day
1 National HPE Day
1 Wattle Day
1-7 National Asthma Week
1-8 Adult Learner’s Week
1-30 National Biodiversity Month
1-30 Save the Koala Month
1-30 Sidetember
3 Australian National Flag Day
3 Fred Hollows Foundation Day
3 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - SA
3 National Walk To Work Day
3 Student Free Day : Qld
3 WAKAKIRRI Screen Challenge [Registrations close]
3 WAKAKIRRI Story-Dance Video [Registrations close]
4-12 History Week : NSW
5 Fathers Day
5-11 National Child Protection Week
6-8 Jewish New Year [Rosh Hashanah]
6-12 Kids Teaching Kids Week
6-12 National eSmart Week
7 Updated !Muharram 2021 ends [Islam]
7 National Threatened Species Day
8 International Literacy Day
9 Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad
9 R U OK ? Day
11 White Balloon Day
11 World First Aid Day
12 National Bilby Day
13 Roald Dahl Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15-16 Yom Kippur [sunset 15th to nightfall 16th]
16 Australian Reading Hour
16 International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
17 Australian Citizenship Day
17 Premier’s Reading Challenge finishes - VIC
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
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
28-30 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships
29 World School Milk Day

Beginning of September

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