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Refugee Week 2022

Sunday 19 June - Saturday 25 JuneRefugee Week is a great opportunity to show your school welcomes refugees, and recognises and celebrates the contributions they make to our communities.The theme for Refugee Week 2022 – HealingThe aim of Refugee Week

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NAIDOC Week 2022

Sunday 3 July - Sunday 10 July.The theme for NAIDOC Week 2022 is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!National NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to recognise, learn about and celebrate the rich history, diverse

Banner showing the theme and dates for National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022

27 May - 3 June Be Brave. Make Change National Reconciliation Week has been observed in Australia since 1996 and it is a time for all Australians to reflect on how Australians of all backgrounds have contributed to Australia's history, culture

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Harmony Week 2022 – 21-27 Mar.

Celebrating cultural diversity is at the heart of Harmony Week. Harmony Week has been celebrated in Australia since 1999. It is celebrated during the week (Monday to Sunday) that includes 21 March, which is the United Nations International Day for the

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International Day for Tolerance – 16 Nov 2021

Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human." Declaration of Principles on ToleranceFostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoplesEducation for tolerance should aim at countering

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Citizenship Day – 17 Sept 21

17 September 2021 holds even greater significance this year as it marks the 20th anniversary of Australian Citizenship Day.Schools, organisations and community groups are encouraged to organise special events and activities. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to reflect