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2021 Rosemary Richards Scholarship
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Rosemary Richards Scholarship
NAIDOC Week - 8 - 15 November 2020
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
World Teachers' Day - Friday 30 October
World Teachers’ Day is a day to celebrate the significant role teachers play in the lives of children and students, their families and communities.
International School Library Day, 20 October 2020
International School Library Day, 20 October 2020 is about promoting all the ways that school libraries add to their communities.
International Literacy Day - 8 September 2020
International Literacy Day 2020 focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies.
Indigenous Literacy Day, 2 September 2020
Indigenous Literacy Day aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
National Skills Week, 24 August - 30 August 2020
National Skills Week sets out to bring to life the positive messages, highlighting the talents, the skills, the career pathways and the value of apprentices and trainees across Australia to the wider public and employers.
Refugee Week, 14 June - 20 June 2020
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
World Environment Day - 5 June 2020
This World Environment Day, learn how all living things on Earth are connected in the web of life and how we can act #ForNature
National Reconciliation Week 2020, 27 May – 3 June
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2020 is 'In this together' – this is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation we are all #InThisTogether.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April 2020
Recognising the great challenge that governments, employers, workers and whole societies are facing worldwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious…
Earth Day, 22 April 2020
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2020
World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on the 23rd April each year. It aims to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.
The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
The NDA is a catalyst for Australian schools to take a stand together against bullying. The day brings together more than 60% of schools nationwide, involving more than two million students in finding workable solutions to address bullying…
International Women's Day 8 March 2020
An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
Library Lovers' Day 2020
Library Lovers’ Day, running 14 February 2020, is an opportunity for libraries and library users to ‘uncover something new’ at their local library.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February 2020
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an…
International Day of Education - 24 January 2020
The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration calls for free and compulsory elementary education. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, goes further to…
International Day for Tolerance - 16 November 2019
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.
Universal Children's Day - 20 November 2019
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.
White Ribbon Night - 22 November 2019
The White Ribbon social movement aims to engage men in preventing men’s violence against women.
International Year of Indigenous Languages - 2019
It is through language that we communicate with the world, define our identity, express our history and culture, learn, defend our human rights and participate in all aspects of society, to name but a few.
Protect Penalty Rates
The Fair Work Commission has ruled to cut penalty rates. Please support the campaign to review the laws covering work.
Keep remote education strong
In 2013 a review of Indigenous Education in the NT found that remote education was an almost universal failure and proposed sweeping changes. Help ensure remote students' right to access all levels of education.
Branch News Feed
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Walgett teachers walk over staff crisis
NSW 7 days ago [23 Feb]
Let’s beat One Nation’s bigoted Bill
NSW 10 days ago [20 Feb]
Gallop report release highlights teaching crisis
WA 11 days ago [19 Feb]
Western Teacher - State Election edition
NSW 13 days ago [17 Feb]
Crisis point - Gallop unveils findings of independent inquiry
WA 13 days ago [17 Feb]
Federal government must ‘Rebuild with TAFE’ to create a positive future for all
WA 14 days ago [16 Feb]
SSTUWA welcomes spending, renews calls for additional teaching staff
NSW 20 days ago [10 Feb]
Penguin partners lead Mardi Gras message
WA 27 days ago [3 Feb]
Put children first and properly resource education in the regions
NSW 27 days ago [3 Feb]
Private school funding shows ‘neglect’ of public students