Education Week School Session

event date: 
Friday, 24 May 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

This year, Education Week will run from Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 May, and the theme is ‘Celebrating Careers’.

In partnership with the Department of Education and Training, WAG is excited to offer schools the chance to take part in immersive sessions which will highlight the life and work of celebrated children’s author, Paul Jennings. Students will have the opportunity to find out how Jennings was able to follow his passion and become a writer as well as looking at the integral role an illustrator plays in the production of a book. Sessions take place in the Paul Jennings exhibition.

Celebrating Careers

2019 is the 75th year of Education Week and it aims to positively profile and celebrate the strengths and achievements of Victoria’s government education sector. Education Week 2019 is all about celebrating careers and pathways that will make your dream job come true. It is an opportunity for schools, TAFEs and Tech Schools to showcase the work they are doing to support students in their career pathways. The week will raise awareness of career education and the new Transforming Career Education reforms. Education Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate excellence in education through open days, exhibitions and special events. Elements of the 2019 campaign will include a calendar of free careers themed activities including career open days, sharing of ideas and stories, resources and availability of grants for further community activities.

Session Dates and Times

Eight repeats of this program will be presented during Education Week at the following dates and times:

Monday 20 May: 9:30 – 11:00am and 1:00-2:30pm

Tuesday 21 May 9:30 – 11:00am and 1:00-2:30pm

Thursday 23 May 9:30 – 11:00am and 1:00-2:30pm

Friday 24 May 9:30 – 11:00am and 1:00-2:30pm


One class of up to 30 students per session. Suitable for grades 3 to 6.

Bookings essential. Sessions are free however places are limited. Please call the WAG on (03) 5559 4949 or email ahawkins [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au to book your place.