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Teachers’ roles are at the heart of learning and will be celebrated across the state today and tomorrow when Queensland pays tribute to the profession.

Independent Schools Queensland Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mountford thanked teachers for the valued work they perform in independent schools across the state.

School communities will celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Friday, 29 October. However, schools in the Brisbane, Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay Local Government Areas are encouraged to celebrate today (Thursday 28 October) as the Show Holiday has been rescheduled in these areas for the 29th.

“Teachers are at the heart of learning and make all other professions possible. I’d particularly like to thank the 10,000 teachers working in Queensland’s more than 230 independent schools,” Mr Mountford said.

“Teachers deserve our support, acknowledgement and praise for the incredible work they do every day in our schools. ISQ is proud to be part of a statewide initiative to acknowledge and celebrate the vital role teachers play in educating Queensland’s young people.”

“Thanks to their ongoing dedication and passion, teachers make learning enjoyable, encourage students to pursue personal excellence, and help young people discover their callings to follow their dreams.”

Mr Mountford congratulated the finalists in the Queensland College of Teachers 2021 Excellence in Teaching Awards to be presented online this afternoon (Thursday 28 October). He paid particular tribute to the eight finalists who are from member schools and thanked those teachers for their contribution to their school communities and wished them well at the awards.

“These men and women are ambassadors for their profession and champions of student learning,” he said.

Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network Executive Officer Justine Cirocco extended her heartfelt thanks to Queensland teachers for their commitment and care.

“World Teachers’ Day gives us the opportunity to thank and celebrate the remarkable teachers, coaches, aides, and tutors who educate, empower, and inspire our children,” Ms Cirocco said.

“I encourage all parents and students to show their appreciation for the valuable work of teachers this week and use the hashtag #ThankQldTeachers on social media. Saying 'Thank you' can make such a difference to a teacher’s day. Whether it’s in person, a personal note or via email, I encourage everyone to take the time to express our gratitude for the gift of learning our teachers give our children every day.”

ISQ is part of a cross-sector World Teachers’ Day initiative led by the Queensland Government to acknowledge and promote the contribution of teachers. Other partners include the Queensland College of Teachers, Queensland Catholic Education Commission, the Independent Education Union and the Queensland Teachers’ Union.

Teachers, parents and caregivers are encouraged to visit the dedicated World Teachers’ Day website to download and share the campaign resources, including certificates of appreciation.


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Celebrating World Teachers' Day

Together with schools across Queensland, Independent Schools Queensland honours the passion and dedication shown by teachers, coaches, aides, and tutors on World Teachers' Day. Thank you for empowering our young people and making a positive difference in their lives and education. #ThankQldTeachers

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