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National Children’s Week 2017

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No matter where you will celebrate Children’s Week (October 21-29 2017), we’ve got you covered.

This year’s Children’s Week National Theme is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 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.


Want to know what Children’s Week activities are happening near you? There are over 90 events to choose from. To find out more, see: Children’s Week Events 2017


Calendar of events is coming soon, but jump over and check out the Playgroups Tas site because they have some great stuff going on year round!

South Australia

Brilliant list of ideas for activities, check it out here.

Western Australia

So much going on, via Meeralinga! You can find an event, or register your own event – get into it!

Northern Territory

Opening with this quote inspired by the Convention, the NT offers a great range of events via the NAPCAN website.

“Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.”


We liked this list on the Queensland website, which gets into the nitty gritty of who can be involved and what you should do.

Australian Capital Territory

So many ideas here!

New South Wales

CELA is on the board for Children’s Week in NSW, and we are so looking forward to this picnic launch!

NSW Children’s Week opens with a family picnic in the glorious Botanic Gardens.

To mark the launch of NSW Children’s Week on Sunday October 22, the NSW Children’s Week Association in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden is hosting the inaugural NSW Children’s Week Family Picnic.

The free event from 10.30am till 2pm will include a range of activities including storytelling, roving entertainers, seed planting and a mud kitchen.  Families will also be able to participate in the fun nature trail experience to discover some of the delights of the garden for children. In addition our friends from Reverse Garbage will be joining us for some workshop activities.

Families and friends are invited to put on their play clothes, pack a picnic lunch and bring their children for a relaxing day of fun, play and celebration.

To register for the event go to

NSW Children’s Week Association Chairperson, Robyn Monro Miller said that the picnic will be an opportunity for all people to come together to acknowledge and celebrate our children.

NSW Children’s Week 2017 will be celebrated from Sunday 22 October through to Sunday 29 October. Children’s Week is celebrated annually to mark Australia’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

NSW Children’s Week Ambassador, Mr Andrew Johnson, the Advocate for Children and Young People said that Children’s Week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of realising child rights.

“Children’s Week is a time to reflect on ensuring that we are doing all we can to ensure the rights of children are realised.”

“A lot of great work is being done in NSW and it is important that we all continue to work to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential,” Mr Johnson added.



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Bec Lloyd is the founder and managing director of Bec & Call Communication, providing professional writing, editing and strategy services to the school and early childhood education sector since 2014. In 2018 she launched UnYucky mindset and menus for happier family mealtimes. Formerly the communications lead at ACECQA and BOS (now NESA), Bec is a journo and mother of three who produces Amplify for us at Community Early Learning Australia.

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