ON WORLD TEACHERS' DAY: THANK YOU

World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all Australians to reflect on the professionalism, hard work and dedication of our educators.

Teachers have an incredible responsibility: shaping the next generation. 

“From early childhood to school, vocational education, and university, teachers don’t just help students build skills, they change lives,” Shadow Education Minister, Kate Ellis, said.

“World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of educators.”

“Every day, teachers inspire students and support their development. Today is our opportunity to say thank you.”

“Australia’s future rests on the shoulders of our teachers – who are among the world’s most skilled, accomplished and talented.”

Teaching is an incredibly noble profession, and we should always recognise the importance of teachers, and support them in their vital work.

Kate Ellis also said the Government’s failure to keep its promise to honour the Gonski agreements by cutting funding for years five and six, as well as Tony Abbott’s decision to cut $80 billion from schools and hospitals over the next decade, would make it harder for teachers to provide the opportunities their students deserve.

 

SUNDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2014