It’s National Families Week!

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Posted 15 May 2018 by Catholic Education in News

National Families Week is held from 15-21 May 2018 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May).

Catholic Education and CatholicCare in the Diocese of Wollongong, are proud to partner to promote National Families Week in our Catholic schools. The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.

The theme 'stronger families, stronger communities' highlights the importance of families to communities and that community well-being is enhanced by family well-being.

National Families Week is a time to think about what individuals and organisations can do in their local communities to enhance the well-being of children and families and to make all families stronger. It is also an opportunity for local communities to encourage families to engage with and strengthen their communities.

Each year, over 100,000 people and numerous organisations (including CEDoW) celebrate National Families Week - Australia’s annual celebration of families. 

In 2017, over 130,000 people participated in National Families Week, illustrating the importance of families within the community.

This day marks the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show concern about their situation in many parts of the world. The United Nations theme this year is ‘families and inclusive societies’.

All Australians, including community organisations, schools, councils, companies and individuals are invited to participate in National Families Week each year.

National Families Week is managed by Families Australia, a national, peak, not-for-profit organisation which strives to improve the wellbeing of all Australian families and is sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

In celebration of National Families Week, we’d love to see any photographs of your school event/s. Please email them to:

Remember there are some great resources available developed by CatholicCare - Making Moments Matter - designed to provide parents and teachers with ideas, activities, and resources that encourage family connectedness in the home and school community.


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