April

  • Write a book in a day (April to end August)

    Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is a fundraising initiative of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is a one-day writing marathon where sponsored teams will write a children's book in a day, raising funds equally for KSPWC and Children's Hospitals in each Australian State. Additionally a copy of each finished book will be donated to the hospital library. Over a six-month period, from April to the end of August, the teams of writers will dedicate a day of their choosing to write a children's book in a day. The teams will be given some details about the subject of the book they are to write. Teams may compete from school, home, office, library, telecentre or elsewhere. http://

    www.kspf.iinet.net.au/bookinaday

  • The Great Australian Bite

    The Great Australian Bite is a fundraising event for Diabetes Australia. Schools can register as a host and invite community members to join in, asking them for a tax deductible donation to support the work of Diabetes Australia.

    http://www.greataustralianbite.com.au/

  • World Health Day

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) was constituted on this day in 1948. In the changing environment around us health is becoming an important issue. Each Year on April 7th, the world celebrates World Health Day. On this day around the globe, thousands of events mark the importance of health for productive and happy lives.

    http://www.who.int/world-health-day/

  • National Youth Week

    National Youth Week (NYW) is an annual feature on Australia's youth calendar and provides a platform to reach young people aged 12 to 25 in every Australian State and Territory. National Youth Week is run for young people, by young people. At the National level, six youth representatives play a vital role in directing the shape and success of NYW. National Youth Week is coordinated by the Youth Bureau of the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) in collaboration with the Departments responsible for youth affairs in all States and Territories.

    http://www.youthweek.com/index.html

  • Global Youth Service Day

    Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual global event led by Youth Service America with the Global Youth Action Network as its key partner, together with a consortium of 32 International Organizations and well over 100 National Coordinating Committees. The goals of GYSD are to: Highlight the ways that young people improve their communities through service 365 days a year

    http://www.gysd.net/home/index.html

  • Earth Day

    Earth day 2000 sent the message loud and clear that citizens the world ‘round wanted quick and decisive action on clean energy. Now, the fight for a clean environment continues. We invite you to be a part of this history and a part of Earth Day. Discover energy you didn't even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grass roots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.

    http://www.earthday.net/resources/history.aspx

  • Global Campaign for Education Action Week

    The Global Campaign for Education promotes education as a basic human right, and mobilizes public pressure on governments and the international community to fulfil their promises to provide free, compulsory public basic education for all people; in particular for children, women and all disadvantaged, deprived sections of society.

    http://www.campaignforeducation.org/

  • ANZAC Day

    The Anzac Day Schools’ Awards are open to all primary and secondary schools in Australia. The Awards encourage students to learn about the historical significance of Anzac Day and why it is commemorated each year. The Awards provide schools with the opportunity to present the activities they have undertaken to commemorate Anzac Day in 2007. Students are encouraged to observe tradition and include veterans in their activities.

    http://www.dva.gov.au/commem/commac/studies/studies_adaycomp.htm

  • Fair Trade Fortnight

    Fair Trade Fortnight is the biggest ever promotion of fair trade in Australia and New Zealand and usually runs from end of April to the middle of May 2007. The fortnight recognises and promotes the positive difference Australian and New Zealand businesses and consumers can make to the everyday lives of poor producers and their communities in developing countries by purchasing fairly traded goods. Events are coordinated by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand (FTAANZ) and run by its members.

    http://www.fairtrade.com.au/ftf07

  • Heart Week

    The WA Heart Foundation website lists a range of ways to get involved and support the work of the Heart Foundation. Heart Week usually runs from the end of April to the beginning of May.

    http://www.heartfoundation.com.au/index.cfm?page=7 or WA site: http://www.heartfoundation.com.au/index.cfm?page=69