Every day, in classrooms around the state, Queensland teachers are making a difference educating and inspiring young Queenslanders.
World Teachers' Day, on the last Friday of October, is a chance to acknowledge our teachers and say thanks.
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 celebrate 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.
The day is a wonderful opportunity to draw public attention to the important role of teachers in our local communities.
The department recognises the outstanding work of its teachers through the Teacher Career Milestones program, presented each year on World Teachers' Day.
Queensland state school teachers are also recognised through the My Favourite Teacher program announced during State Education Week. My Favourite Teacher gives students the chance to nominate a teacher making a difference in their lives. Check out last year's recipients online.
In 2013, World Teachers' Day will be celebrated on Friday 25 October.
Speak to your local school, TAFE or early childhood centre to find out what activities or events have been planned.
There are a number of ways schools, TAFEs and early childhood centres can promote World Teachers' Day and acknowledge the valuable contribution of your teaching staff including:
Visit the Queensland College of Teachers website for more ideas and resources.
We'd love to hear from schools, TAFEs and early childhood education and care services about their events.
Email us to let us know how you celebrated World Teachers' Day.
This page was last reviewed on 11 Mar 2013