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Celebrating World Teachers’ Day – Friday 25 October 2019

As the professional and industrial voice of teaching and non-teaching staff in non-government schools, early learning centres and private training organisations in SA, the IEU urges all members of the community to join with us and thank teachers on the 25th of October.

Why we celebrate WTD and what is the 2019 theme?

Teachers’ Day celebrates the work of teachers, acknowledging the important contribution they make to the community and it allows students, parents and community members to show their appreciation for teachers and the positive impact they make on society.

‘Teaching is the profession on which all other professions depend’
–Linda Darling-Hammond

Inaugurated on 5 October 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually in over 100 countries. In Australia, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the last Friday of October as most Australian schools are on holidays for the 5th of October.

In 2019, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme, “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession.

Send us your photos with our WTD posters

We invite our union members to take a ‘selfie or group selfie’ with one of our celebration posters and send it to us (a sample idea is at the top of this article).

190822 World Teacher Day – A3 Landscape Poster (7mb)  – there are 4 colours to choose from: gold, royal blue, ochre/red and deep green. Be creative – take a photo anywhere/anyhow you want to but please avoid including faces of anyone not agreeing to be in the photo.

Please email your images to by Tuesday 22 October.

We will create a slideshow presentation of your photos and post it to our Facebook page and website to celebrate you all on the 25th.

Get to it! Celebrate yourselves!

Our sincere thanks to ALL teachers for making Better Schools the key to a Better Society.
From the team at IEU(SA).