Celebrating WA Day can take any form you wish – big or small.
The celebration can be as simple as a lesson plan with a focus on the history of Western Australia, our multicultural diversity, our landscape, lifestyle and culture, or something larger like a whole school assembly.
Here’s some suggestions for ways you can celebrate WA Day in your classroom and throughout your school:
Decorate your classroom
Dress your classroom up for WA Day with art and memorabilia. We have some great online resources that students can cut out, make and colour.
Arrange a WA Day assembly
Hold a school assembly to celebrate WA Day in the week leading up to the WA Day long weekend. This could include WA-themed musical performances and readings of what living in WA means to students.
Invite a guest Speaker
Add another element to your assembly by inviting a guest speaker who has had a positive impact on your community.
Would you like to invite a Western Australian of the Year Awards alumni to share their story at your assembly? Check out the Western Australian Hall of Fame and email your interest to email@example.com.
Serve a WA Day morning tea
Invite parents, grandparents and friends to celebrate with your students over morning tea. Showcase students’ WA Day inspired stories and artwork.
Award WA Day Certificates
Present a WA Day Certificate in recognition of students who are making a positive contribution to the school and/or their local community. Check out the Resources section of this kit for acknowledgement certificates.
Unearth local heroes
Ask students to develop and present a short biography of someone in their family or their local community who:
- Inspires a sense of pride in what it means to be a Western Australian; and
- Has ‘given back’ to their community.
Students can present their biographies in a range of forms, from written stories and oral presentations to posters.
Ask students to bring in photographs of their favourite place in WA. Set up a display in classroom or assembly area as a discussion point.
Organise a WA Day art show
Invite a local Aboriginal artist to create artworks with students, providing an opportunity to share stories and learn more about Aboriginal culture. Showcase the art at your WA Day assembly or morning tea.
Create a competition
Encourage students to demonstrate what it means to be an inspirational Western Australian by showcasing the meaning behind WA Day through a poem, short story or artwork.