Languages – expand their world!
Education Week will be celebrated from 19-25 May 2013 when kindergarten programs and government schools throughout Victoria will open their doors to parents and their broader communities through information nights, open days, student displays, performances and other special events that showcase their programs and achievements.
In 2013, Education Week will highlight the importance and lifelong benefits of children learning a language as part of their education journey.
Victoria is a dynamic, multicultural community where more than 200 languages are spoken and over 40 per cent of the population has at least one parent who was born overseas. As travel, technology and a global economy bring distant nations closer together than ever before, the benefits for children engaged in learning a language are enormous.
Improved literacy, brain development and social competence, as well as intercultural cohesion, academic achievement and greater career prospects are just some of the immense advantages.
Schools and kindergartens that participate in Education Week 2013 are encouraged to incorporate a language theme into their celebrations through class activities, open days and other special events. For activity ideas, see: For Government Schools and For Kindergartens
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Education Week in Victoria. For information about how government schools and kindergarten programs are participating throughout the week, how you can get involved, and what you need to know about languages education as a parent. For more information visit For Parents.
Hundreds of government schools and kindergarten programs across Victoria will hold their annual open days and other special events to celebrate Education Week.
Some have registered their activities on this website, while many promote their participation in community newspapers, school newsletters and on their own websites.
Keep an eye out locally for dates of special events or contact your local government school/s and kindergarten/s directly using our online Find a service or school search tool.
Officeworks gift card winners!
Thank you to all the kindergarten programs and government schools that registered their Education Week open days and special events for promotion on this website.
All registrations were entered into a prize draw for one of four Officeworks gift cards to the value of $250.
Congratulations to the following winners:
- Albanvale Primary School, St Albans
- Carlton Primary School, Carlton
- Lismore Primary School, Lismore
- Renown Kindergarten, South Yarra
To receive updates about Education Week and related promotions, send your name, organisation and email address to: email@example.com
For enquiries about Education Week, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (03) 9637 3919.
For general enquiries about Victorian kindergartens and government schools, contact the Department's Information and Referral Service via email: email@example.com or phone: 1800 809 834.