There are lots of ways your school can get involved in State Education Week. Here are some ideas:
Organise 'school in the park' throughout the week with each class taking a turn at having a lesson in a local park.
Organise a tree planting day in the school grounds. Invite local community leaders to assist with the planting.
Host a day or week of activities including open classroom sessions for parents and invited community representatives.
Invite parents and the school community to join in a multicultural celebration day exploring dance, costumes and food from a number of different cultures with each classroom focusing on a different country.
Invite former students who have excelled in their chosen career to speak about how their state school education has prepared them for their working life.
Develop a special State Education Week newsletter and circulate it to your local community. Invite students, school graduates, community members or even your local Member of Parliament to share stories about how their state school education has shaped their lives.
Host school-based activities during the week, inviting parents, local community representatives and students from other local schools to attend. Activities may include science and environmental projects, art exhibitions, musical performances and sporting events.
Hold a 'grandparents' day' where guests can see student performances and participate in classroom activities.
Host a young leaders' forum including a session on leadership with the local mayor or State Member, team building activities and other guest speakers.
Research your school or local community's history and share what makes it special today.
Invite members of the local Lions, Apex and/or Rotary Clubs to participate in a forum about topics of local interest.
Invite parents and primary school students from local primary schools to join in a school challenge with a local high school. Students could be invited to participate in several challenges throughout the day with a winning school awarded at the end of the day.
Organise for schools to perform daily at a local shopping centre throughout the week. Performers may include school bands, music ensembles, dance troupes and school choirs. Student work may also be displayed.
Have a dress-up day around a particular theme.
Create a time capsule, including images of the school and community as well as items from students.
Organise a photographic competition, displaying students' images during State Education Week.
Organise a morning tea or BBQ for your school's P&C members
Approach a local business to sponsor a thank you morning tea and invite members of your parents and citizens' association as well as your QCPCA regional council. Have the students serve food and provide the entertainment.
Have a special school assembly where the school captains give a public vote of thanks to your parents and citizens' association.
Get students to write articles about the great things your parent and citizens' association does for the school community and publish it in your school newsletter or school website.
Ask a local coffee shop to provide a discount on a cup of coffee for the day. Make up some vouchers that you can give to your parents and citizens' association members so they can claim their 'thank you' gift.
Remember to contact your local newspaper to let them know about your event and encourage them to write a story to promote the good work done by your parents and citizens' association.
This page was last reviewed on 03 Sep 2015