Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October each year and celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: "A Caring World Shares" as a reflection of Children's Week aims.
The Launceston City Council is active in celebrating Children's Week which helps to raise awareness within the community of the needs and rights of children and to assist young people to reach their individual potential.
The Council in partnership with Playgroup Tasmania, Northern Children's Network and Communities for Children have formed the Launceston Children's Week Committee.
The Committee aims to promote the various events happening in Launceston during Children's Week, this year from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 28 October.
Calendar of Events
Each year the Northern Children's Week Committee, a partnership between the Launceston City Council, Playgroup Tasmania, Northern Children's Network and Communities for Children collate a calendar of events for Children's Week. The calendar of events for 2012 is now available. For further information, please call 03 6323 3381 or email.
The Launceston City Council and Playgroup Tasmania Children's Week Awards
During Children's Week each year, the Launceston City Council in conjunction with Playgroup Tasmania recognise the wonderful achievements of children and those who provide services to children through our annual Children's Week Awards.
We are seeking nominations for people in the community who make a difference for children, not gorgetting the quiet achievers. We also seek nominations for young people who make a differnece and are a role model for others.
Awards are given for:
Exceptional Young Person - for a person under the age of 18 years for having overcome extreme adversity, shown great bravery and generosity to themselves or others
Endeavour Award - for a person under the age of 18 years who makes extraordianry contributions to other children/young people. This may include voluntary work, advocacy or being a good role model for other children and young people.
Community Commitment Award- For groups of young people under the age of 18 who see a need in their community and work together to create a solution. (Open to schools, youth groups, formal and informal groups).
Child Development Award - For individuals, groups or organisations who have amde extraordinary contributions to children/young people, significantly improving their opportunities to learn and grow.
Significant Contribution to Children Award - For individuals, groups, volunteers, media organisations and businesses who have made a significant contriubtion or difference to children/young people in the community.
For more information on the awards, please call 03 6323 3381 or email.