Education Week

Showcasing and celebrating excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events.

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Celebrating the Arts

Now in its 74th year, Education Week aims to positively profile and celebrate the strengths and achievements of Victoria’s government education sector.

Education Week 2018 is all about celebrating the arts and is an opportunity for all primary and secondary schools, and early childhood services to showcase the work they are doing for students in arts subjects including dance, drama, music, visual arts and media arts.    

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Calendar of free activities

Schools can register to take part in a full program of free arts-related activities for students during Education Week, offered by some of Victoria’s leading arts organisations including the National Gallery of Victoria, Circus Oz and the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

To find out what activities are happening near you, see: Calendar of Activities

Information and resources for schools

Education Week 2018 is a great opportunity for schools to open their doors to the community and showcase the great work they are doing in arts subjects.

For ideas on what to do at your school, see:

Education Planning Kit (pdf - 295.36kb)

 Education Week planning kit (docx - 475.32kb)


Download and print the Education Week poster to display at your school or early childhood service: Education Week poster A4


Download the below tiles to share on your social media channels:

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Use the hashtag #edweekvic when posting about any Education Week activities you are running or attending.


Download the tile to place at the bottom of your email signiture: email block

Share your ideas and stories

Please share your Education Week activities, events and stories for inclusion in the Education Week Calendar of Activities.

Send event and activity information or stories to:

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All enquiries can be directed to:


Song, dance and colour in schools for Education Week

Schools, early childhood learning centres and arts organisations across Victoria are wrapping up an action-packed Education Week

Rural schools discover local history through digital art

Two regional schools are working with a digital artist to tell stories about local history in an app.

Arts mentoring helps students soar

An arts program is providing mentoring support to Year Five and Six students who show talent in the arts.

Blending, contouring and curling to the Spectacular

Inspired by the world of wigs and Halloween makeup, TAFE students got a chance to showcase their skills with the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.

Top Acts puts student creativity on display

Braybrook College’s band was one of the 19 performances in Top Acts 2018 by outstanding VCE and VCE VET students at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

New instruments, concerts through school music program

New musical instruments in schools are giving students – and teachers – richer learning opportunities.

Distance education students create new worlds through drama

The Distance Education Centre of Victoria and the Melbourne Theatre Company brought distance education students together.

VCE student’s school-made device is a Top Design

A unique electronic system created by a VCE student to aid learner drivers is on display at the Top Designs exhibition.

Beeac Primary School’s brolga art brings community together

With a professional artist, Beeac Primary School students educated their town about a local native Australian bird.

Tech Schools connect students with arts industry

Students learned how to create projection art, with the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI) and Tech School.

Tiny Tempy Primary School makes big musical

From Melbourne to Mallee via cyberspace - an artist helped a small primary school produce their first “virtual” musical.

Koorie students and Elders bring traditional and modern technologies together at Tech School

Tech School is bringing Koorie students and Elders together to tell Aboriginal stories using art, technology and design.

​​Expanding arts education at the National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery Victoria is inviting schools and students to visit and expand their learning at the NGV Triennial.

Creative international students show life in Victoria through film

An education in Victoria is paying off for international student Calvin Gu, whose passion for filmmaking has earned him an award.

Victoria’s students reach for the stars

Brentwood Secondary College's Isabella Clarke wowed Victorians with her performance at the 2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular.