Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood.
Children's Week 2019 is from 19 to 27 October.
NSW Children’s Week:
Children’s Week National Theme 2019 UNCRC Article 24 "Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy. Richer countries should help poorer countries achieve this."
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.