State Education Week


​​State Education Week, ​taking place from Sunday 24 October to Saturday 30 October 2021, is an annual event that showcases and celebrates Queensland state schools.

The theme for 2021 is 'Strong communities, successful students'. This theme highlights how whole school communities have come together during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that student success is always at the forefront.

We want to feature your school! Tell us what you're planning for State Education Week.

How to get involved

Schools can start forward planning for State Education Week by establishing a planning team. Please consider the Queensland COVID-19 restrictions and the Queensland COVID planning framework in your initial planning. Some questions to consider include:

  • How will we involve our students in our planning?
  • Who else will need to be involved in the event?
    • staff – teachers and non-teachers
    • P&C or Council, community members, elders, parents and carers
    • business partners, local advocates and politicians
    • past students (alumni)
    • other schools in our cluster group.
  • What would we like to showcase during State Education Week?
  • How will we celebrate?
  • How will we involve and engage with our community?
  • What communication channels will we use?

Get social

Queensland state school communities can get involved by taking photos or videos that illustrate how their school community has come together to create positive environments where our students can succeed.

State schools are positive communities. Teachers, parents, school staff and community members all play a part in students’ success. State schools are an ‘education family’, all working together with the common goal of the best outcomes for our students.

Schools can upload these images or videos to their social media accounts with the hashtag #EdWeek21. Please include a 10–30 word caption for each image or video.

The department will then create an online gallery of the best images and display on our website and social media.

Remember: ​project consent (PDF, 855KB) must be obtained for images featured on department social media and websites.

​Community Princ​ipal Program

Through the Community Principal Program, schools can invite a local community, business or sports leader into school to job-shadow the school principal for a half or full day during State Education Week.

The guest Community Principal can meet with students, staff and parents, participate in a special assembly, visit classrooms, take part in tuckshop shifts, playground duties and more. They gain a greater insight and appreciation into what is involved in running a school and in turn, staff and students benefit through positive interactions with community role models to forge and strengthen schools–community partnerships.

The objective of the program is to highlight some of the exceptional work of principals and staff to a respected member of the community and demonstrate the exciting programs that each school delivers.

Read about our past Community Principals in action:

Please consider the Queensland COVID-19 restrictions ​and the Queensland COVID planning framework in your planning.


​State Education Week 2021 image for school websites, Facebook, Instagram (JPG 73KB) and Twitter (JPG, 41KB)​.​

Last updated 24 September 2021