Education Week 2013
Education Week 2013 was a great success thanks to the participation of hundreds of government schools and kindergartens that celebrated across Victoria.
This year’s languages theme featured prominently at open days, concerts, parades, art exhibitions and more as schools and kindergartens extended a warm welcome to their local communities.
At Aspendale Gardens Primary School in Melbourne’s south east, it was a colourful week as the school showcased its Mandarin language program. Lion dancing, Kung Fu workshops, Chinese cinema, Yum Cha and a Masterchef competition were just some of the festivities that marked an enjoyably hectic Education Week for the entire school community. The school’s broader curriculum and achievements were also on show at a number of ‘opens’ they hosted for interested parents.
Open days continue to be a major activity during Education Week, allowing thousands of families to experience the innovative learning and teaching that takes place in contemporary classrooms and early learning settings.
Innovation was also front and centre at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards attended by some 650 guests. The outstanding achievements of school leaders, principals, teachers and support staff as well as early childhood teachers were recognised across 14 award categories at this prestigious ceremony. Award winners and finalists can be viewed at Victorian Education Excellence Awards.
Another highlight was this year’s Calendar of Free Events which gave thousands of children the opportunity to enjoy educational activities hosted by galleries, museums, libraries, farms and zoos, performance groups and tourism attractions throughout Victoria.
Thank you to everyone who spent many hours planning, organising and promoting special events and activities to mark Education Week and make it so memorable for students, staff and parents throughout Victoria.
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