This year's Education Week is particularly special with Victoria celebrating 150 years of public education.

Victoria’s Education Week, now in its 78th year, celebrates the strengths and achievements of the state’s government education sector.

This year’s theme is 150 Years of Public Education, to coincide with the milestone anniversary for Victoria.

Victoria will celebrate Education Week from Sunday, May 22 to Saturday, May 28.

Education Week 2022 is an opportunity for all primary and secondary schools, higher education providers, and early childhood education and care services to commemorate the past, celebrate the present and imagine the future of education in Victoria.

It also a chance to showcase their part in Victoria’s education story.

Every educator, school, kindergarten and TAFE is continuing the education story that started in 1872 when Victoria became one of the first jurisdictions in the world to create a central school system offering free, secular, compulsory education to its children.

People can join the Education Department in celebrating 150 Years of Public Education by sharing their education story during Education Week through school celebrations, classroom activities or via social media.

Some school will be hosting an event such as a special school assembly or display photos and information about their school’s story.

Others may choose to invite guest speakers from their community to share their education experience with students; or share the school’s history with their community through assemblies, social media, or newsletters

The Education Department’s project team has also asked schools to contribute to the 150 years’ digital time capsule by sending photos, documents and other vintage school treasures that tell the story of Victoria’s education history. Otherwise schools could start their own time capsule or open one from the past.

People are invited to use the hashtag #EdWeekVic and #Schools150Years when posting about Education Week 2022 on social media, and tag @DETVic on Twitter and @Department of Education and Training, Victoria on LinkedIn.

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