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World Teachers' Day

World teachers day

Every day, Queensland teachers are making a difference educating and inspiring young people across our state.

World Teachers' Day is an opportunity to acknowledge our teachers and say thanks for the significant contributions they make in our classrooms and communities.

Celebrated in more than 100 countries world-wide, World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society.

World Teachers' Day is held internationally on 5 October. As the day usually falls during school holidays, Queensland celebrates on the last Friday of October each year.

In 2016, World Teachers' Day will be celebrated in Queensland on Friday 28 October, during State Education Week.

Get involved

There are a number of ways schools and early childhood centres can promote World Teachers' Day.

Ideas for recognising the important work of teaching staff include:

Certificates of thanks Adobe PDF document471K are also available for students to download.

Queensland teaching awards

Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools

The 2016 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools will recognise Queensland state schools achieving improved student learning outcomes through excellent teaching. The state award winners will be announced at the Showcase Awards gala dinner on Friday 28 October 2016 in Brisbane.

The state winners of the 2015 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools were announced on World Teachers' Day, at the Showcase Gala Dinner.

The Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership

The Jack Pizzey Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership External Link acknowledge Queensland's inspiring state schools, principals, leadership teams and teachers. Winners of the 2015 Jack Pizzey Awards were announced on World Teachers' Day, at the Showcase Gala Dinner.

In 2016, the Jack Pizzey Awards will be presented as part of the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) announce the winners of their annual Excellence in Teaching Awards External Link every year on World Teachers' Day.

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