Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood.
Children's Week 2020 is from 24 October to 1 November.
NSW Children’s Week:
The Children’s Week National Theme for 2020 is UNCRC Article 15 – Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.
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 Department of Education.