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Happy World Teachers' Day - Friday 29 October 2021

During these challenging times, it’s never been more important to recognise the fantastic work of teachers. This year has seen Victorian teachers deliver quality education during a pandemic by showing incredible flexibility, courage and resilience.

It underlines why teachers are so important to our society. Every day, we should be thankful for the significant role teachers play in the lives of children, students, their families and communities.

VIT World Teachers’ Day tribute


In this video, educational and community leaders join VIT Chairperson Lesley Lamb in paying tribute to the dedicated teachers across our state.

World Teachers’ Day allows us to shine the spotlight on, celebrate and thank teachers for the work they do in improving student outcomes and shaping their lives for future success – every year and especially during the challenges faced this past year.

The VIT recognises the high quality of Victorian teachers, early childhood teachers, casual relief teachers, principals and early childhood leaders, and the significant contributions they make in our classrooms and communities.

World Teachers’ Day Resources

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has launched the #BrightFuture campaign, encouraging everyone to celebrate the bright future of teaching and thank our teachers.

AITSL has developed a Celebration Kit full of engaging resources to help you celebrate this World Teachers’ Day including

  • logos and graphics
  • badges and virtual stickers
  • school newsletter content
  • posters
  • social media images
  • sunglasses templates
  • thank you cards and gift tags
  • virtual meeting background

Celebrated internationally on 5 October, World Teachers’ Day was established in 1994 by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to recognise the vital role of qualified teachers in our society.

In 2021, World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated in Victoria on Friday 29 October.