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World Teachers’ Day

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Everyday teachers inspire, encourage, mentor and help build the future of Australia.

World Teachers’ Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognize the right and responsibilities set in the Recommendation at the 1966 intergovernmental conference. According to UNESCO, the Recommendation highlighted an important set of guidelines to promote teachers’ status in the interest of quality education.

Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated internationally and annually on 5 October. In Victoria, we also celebrate this special occasion on the last Friday of October every year, to coincide with the Victorian Education Excellence Awards. These two days gives us the opportunity to thank all teachers for their contributions to the community.

This year, Victoria’s World Teachers’ Day will fall on Friday 28 October. Raise awareness within your school community and celebrate your teachers by:

  • Acknowledging their hard work during school assembly.
  • Holding a morning tea, BBQ or special event.
  • Theme classroom activities around the day.

We’re celebrating teachers too! Click here to find out how.

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