Government school teachers will get
an extra day off on Tuesday 15 June as part of Teacher Appreciation Day.
The educator holiday was announced
by Education Minister Rolston Anglin, during a recent reception
to honour Cayman Brac teachers.
“We thought long and hard about
what we could do to really say thanks to our educators,” Mr. Anglin said. “We
came up with many wonderful ideas, but we finally decided on the day off after
considering feedback we had received during our recent school visits.”
After hearing the announcement, the teachers
seemed at first stunned by the sentiment. But they applauded heartily as the
Minister assured them that the holiday would be granted prior to the end of the
The reception was
part of the Ministry’s month-long celebration of Cayman Islands’ educators. A
similar reception has been scheduled
for Thursday, 27 May, to honour Grand Cayman’s educators.