World Teachers Day held on Wednesday, 5 October
Local teachers are being recognised with words of appreciation and encouragement from Minister for Education Rolston Anglin in the run-up to World Teachers Day, held on 5 October.
“We have all benefited in one way or another from the contributions of teachers, and many of us can still remember that one teacher or maybe two who made a lasting impression on our lives.
“We often forget, however, to stop and simply say thank you or to show our gratitude for the life-changing impact they’ve had,” said Mr. Anglin, who encouraged parent-teacher associations, students and others in the community to commemorate the day by acknowledging all of the Islands’ dedicated teachers.
“Our goal for a high quality public education system that will ensure every child succeeds starts with motivated and knowledgeable teachers. They are at the centre of the process.”
He added that in addition, parents must work closely with their children’s teachers, noting that parents’ participation in their children’s education is a major factor in guaranteeing their success.
Students and others in the community may share photos of their World Teachers’ Day celebrations or send e-cards to teachers from www.5oct.org. Information on this year’s theme, as well as the annual celebration’s history, is also available there.
World Teachers Day has been observed annually since 1994 following the adoption of a recommendation by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation. This year’s theme is Teachers for Gender Equality.
World Teachers Day is observed by more than 100 countries globally.