Happy World Teachers' Day - Friday 30 October 2020

28 OCTOBER 2020

In a year like no other, it’s never been more important to recognise the fantastic work of teachers. 2020 has seen Victorian teachers respond to the challenges in delivering 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.

World Teachers’ Day Tribute

In this video, school leaders, teachers, early childhood teachers and students join VIT Chairperson Lesley Lamb in paying tribute to teachers.

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

You can celebrate this World Teachers' Day by acknowledging your own work in education or the work of your colleagues.

If you have an example of outstanding work in your school or early childhood setting, we’d like to consider showcasing it on our Excellence in Teaching page. Send your example and contact details to vitcomms@vit.vic.edu.au. Tell us about how you, a colleague or group of colleagues have

  • engaged students in learning
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning
  • applied the APST in practice
  • engaged in and applied professional learning
  • engaged with colleagues, school and the broader community
  • promoted professional ethics and responsibilities.

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 2020, World teachers' Day will be celebrated in Victoria on Friday 30 October.