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World Teachers’ Day – thanking and celebrating teachers


Australia is celebrating and thanking the teaching profession today, World Teachers’ Day – Friday 30 October.

Teachers (with support from parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges. It’s reinforced the significant role teachers play in the lives of children and students, their families and communities.

World Teachers’ Day is held internationally in early October. As it falls during the school holidays for many parts of Australia, we celebrate a little later.

At Coolock, SRC students prepared a special message for teachers, and students across the school contributed to the #thankteachers video:

“Today is World Teachers’ Day and on behalf of all the Coolock students, the Coolock SRC would like to thank and acknowledge you for all the amazing work that you do every day.

We know how difficult this year has been for everyone, but your efforts throughout the remote learning period are something which we as students are very thankful for.

“We are all very grateful for your support and encouragement throughout these tough times.

“Our email of thanks is a small gesture to show our appreciation for the work that you have not only done throughout 2020 but also for the work you do every day.

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. I am not a teacher, but an awakener. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

“Thank you very much and our futures are bright because of all of you.”