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Education Week

School children surrounding a globe with Australia in the centre

Celebrating students, teachers and

the wider education community through a series of open days, exhibitions, concerts and other special events.

 

Start planning for Education Week, 17-23 May 2015

Education Week in Victoria is held annually, commencing on the third Sunday of May.

The week sees hundreds of schools and early childhood programs host special events inviting parents to discover more about – and become involved in – their child’s education.

A theme for the week is featured through open days, exhibitions, concerts and other showcases of contemporary learning and teaching. In 2014, the theme was “Scientists do amazing things!”.

Education Week is an exciting and positive event that promotes the critical role of a child’s early education experiences in supporting their lifelong goals and outcomes.

Highlights of Education Week 2014 and its science theme will continue to feature on this website until details become available of Education Week 2015 (scheduled Sunday 17 May to Saturday 23 May).

You can “stay tuned” as indicated below by providing your contact details to receive updates as they occur.

2014 was amazing!

“Scientists do amazing things” was the theme for Education Week 2014, which explored the fascinating fields, careers and education options in modern science.
 
Schools and early childhood programs were encouraged to explore science with students and parents using the activity ideas, teaching resources and helpful course and career links found on this site.

Victoria’s six Specialist Science and Mathematics Centres were also highlighted throughout the week (see below) and a Calendar of Free Events featured over 30 science activities presented by universities, galleries, performance groups, libraries and tourism attractions throughout Victoria.

Keysborough Secondary College in Melbourne’s south-east hosted one such activity – a Year 9 incursion presented by Melbourne University Chemistry Outreach Fellow, Michael Moylan.

The balloon-popping, chemical-bubbling tutorial of science experiments kept students on the edge of their seats.

Hundreds of open days throughout Victoria also gave parents the opportunity to hear and see first hand where science education can take their child.

Information and resources for teachers, students and parents can still be viewed on this website.

Specialist centres focus on science and maths

Has your school visited one of Victoria’s six Specialist Science and Mathematics Centres?

The centres provide students with access to high-quality specialist programs in science and mathematics, as well as professional learning programs for teachers.

For more information about the six centres and their education programs, see:

Stay tuned

If you have a query or wish to be notified of Education Week updates, send your request along with your name, organisation and email address to: education.week@edumail.vic.gov.au

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