Children's Week 2017 is an annual
festival to be celebrated from Friday 20 October to Sunday 29 October. The Children's Week Association of South
Australia is affiliated with the Children's Week Council
of Australia. The National Patron is His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) and the State Patron is
Mrs Lan Le, wife of the Governor of South Australia.
The official launch of Children's Week 2017 will be
held on Friday 20 October at Salisbury Primary School.
A diverse range of healthy lifestyle activities will
be held throughout the state that focus attention of
the wider community on children, in particular issues
of health, recreation, sport, child care, education,
cultural, social and emotional needs and the recognition
of children's achievements.
Children's Week has been celebrated in South Australia
for the past 38 years and has been supported by
the Government of South Australia (Department for Education
and Child Development) and the Federal Government Department of Education.
Throughout this nearly two weeks of frenetic
activity, thousands of children will have the chance
to celebrate their own achievements, display their
talents and just have good fun.
Family activities will reflect on the lives
of children in other parts of the world where safety
and freedom are not automatic.