Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging students and schools in his electorate to acknowledge the hard work of its teachers and celebrate World Teachers’ Day this Friday 26 October.
Mr Coulton said teachers and school leaders play a critical role in the lives of children.
“Everyone can remember the teachers who had the biggest impact on their own education,” Mr Coulton said.
“On World Teachers’ Day we pay tribute to every teacher and the passion they bring to their important job.
“In the Parkes electorate there are amazing teachers working across our 151 state, Catholic and Independent schools, which is the third largest number of schools in any Australian electorate.
“Our hardworking local teachers deserve our thanks every day, but on World Teachers’ Day we are reminded just how much of a contribution they make to our community.”
World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated on 5 October 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). In adopting this recommendation, governments unanimously recognised the importance of competent, qualified and motivated teachers in society.
Internationally World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 October. Though as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day annually on the last Friday in October.
The slogan for this year’s World Teachers’ Day is ‘Great teachers make a difference’.
Photo caption: Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, with Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.
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