Children’s Week™ celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood.
Children's Week 2017 is from 21 to 29 October.
NSW Children’s Week™:
Children’s Week National Theme 2017 UNCRC Article 29 "Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures." Children’s Week™ celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.
Children’s Week™ is celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October every year.
Thousands of children and their families around the country will be involved in activities during Children’s Week™thanks to the participation of schools, childcare centres, play groups, libraries and cultural and community groups.
These events and activities focus the attention of the wider community on children and what’s important to them. Examples include education (in general), language and literacy, health, sport and recreation, the arts, science, as well as children’s cultural, social and emotional needs.
Children get to celebrate their own achievements, display their talents, demonstrate their skills and just have good fun. Families and communities reflect on the lives of children in other parts of the world where safety and freedom are not automatic.
NSW Children’s Week receives funding from the Australian Department of Education and Training.back to home