Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Education Week 21 - 27 May 2017
This year’s Education Week will be celebrated from 21 to 27 May with the theme of Healthy Mind, Healthy Body.
The overall goal of Education Week is to positively profile the strengths and achievements of Victoria’s government education sector. The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body theme aligns to the Education State target of Happy, Healthy and Resilient Kids which recognises that the healthy development of our students helps to drive the future prosperity of Victoria.
For more information on Education State target, see:
What is Education Week?
Education Week is an opportunity for all primary and secondary schools and early childhood services to showcase the work they are doing for students to help ensure healthy minds and bodies.
The week aims to profile and celebrate everything from sport, dance, mentoring, yoga, meditation, reading, and art, to camps, excursions, breakfast clubs, healthy canteen menus, stress management and resilience; and more.
How schools can get involved
A full program of free public activities for school students and resources for schools will be published on this page nearer to Education Week.
Share your ideas and stories
We ask schools to start thinking about how they might be able to mark education week for their students and school community, and to also let the Department know about any stories relating to the theme that schools think should be promoted during that week.
Expressions of interest: Activities and small grants
Organisations with education or community programs are invited to host activities during Education Week that incorporate a learning outcome related to the ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’ theme. These activities will be promoted as part of the Activity Calendar on the Education Week webpage.
Small grants are also available to assist eligible not-for-profit organisations to host an activity that meets the relevant criteria (Download Education Week 2017 Participation Guide below – organisations are encouraged to read this information before submitting proposals).
How to participate
Education Week activity proposals must be submitted online before 9am, Monday 20 March 2017 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XKNL27G
The online form relates to all proposed activities including:
- Education Week Activity Calendar listings
- Small grant funding applications (all activities receiving a grant will automatically be included in the Activity Calendar).
Activities must be scheduled to run during Education Week from 21 to 27 May 2017, with activities receiving grant funding run during school hours. These activities must also be offered free-of-charge to school group bookings. Activities to consider offering include interactive workshops, exhibitions, competitions, tours, open days, online/digital education programs, performances, presentations and outreach programs.
Education Week 2017 Participation Guide (pdf - 227.37kb)
Please send story ideas or any questions about the week to: firstname.lastname@example.org