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Home > News > Professional Issues > Professional Issues Volume 21 > World Teachers’ Day 2020: a chance to say thank you

World Teachers’ Day 2020: a chance to say thank you

wtd.jpegOn Friday, 30 October, IEUA-QNT members and their state sector colleagues will celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2020.


The theme for World Teachers’ Day this year is ‘Thank our teachers,’ a fitting message, given the outstanding professionalism, leadership and adaptation to change teachers have demonstrated throughout COVID-19.


Celebrating World Teachers’ Day gives us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful work of all teachers across Queensland and the Northern Territory.


World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries and was established in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as an occasion to highlight the essential value of teachers in society and give thanks to them.


IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said World Teachers’ Day 2020 was the opportunity to recognise the extraordinary work of teachers who have continued to provide quality education to their students despite the challenges and uncertainty this year has entailed.


“In the face of crisis, our teachers have shown collective strength, adaptability and fortitude,” Mr Burke said.


“Despite the challenges of having to alter teaching delivery methods, our teachers rose to the challenge and excelled so their students continued to receive quality education and support on their learning journey.


“2020 and the COVID-19 crisis has reiterated the value of the teaching profession as one to be proud of, so thank you to all teachers for your immense effort,” he said.


Visit www.worldteachersday.com.au for more on World Teachers’ Day celebrations this year.

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.