World Teachers’ DayFriday 29 October
World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated across Australia on Friday 29 October 2021, a bit later than the international day due to our school holidays. It’s a great chance to thank teachers.
10 easy ways to thank a teacher on World Teachers’ Day
The ideas below, together with our free downloadable World Teachers’ Day Celebration Kit (ZIP 20MB), make it super easy for you (or your child) to thank a teacher.
1. Thank you note/drawing
A short note, email or drawing from you or your child will be sure to make any teacher smile. Try thinking of something the teacher might have done recently to make it more personal.
2. Personalised card
A personalised card/digital card is another easy and thoughtful way to say thanks. The Celebration Kit includes World Teachers’ Day thank you cards to decorate and add your note to.
Check out the badge templates in the Celebration Kit. Print out and create a badge for the day. Or if your child is learning remotely, use them as virtual stickers to copy into the online learning space for a virtual and easy thank you on the day.
4. Small gift ideas
Chocolates, tea, or even a packet of native plant seeds are popular small gifts for teachers. Use the gift tags in the Celebration Kit to add a personal touch. If your school’s teachers are teaching remotely, maybe a coffee voucher from a local business (it will help the local business too).
5. Get involved with school celebrations
Ask the school leadership team or other parents/carers if there’s anything being planned for the day. You might be able to help organise a morning tea, or some thank you messages for teachers. Or perhaps propose some ideas if nothing is planned.
6. Show your support on social
The Celebration Kit has graphics for Facebook and Twitter. Tag other parents/carers online and encourage them to show their support.
7. Share with other parents/carers, friends and colleagues
Spread the word either in person or on social media. Use the posters in the Celebration Kit to promote the day in your office, or if you’re working remotely, use the World Teachers’ Day virtual meeting background in the lead-up to World Teachers’ Day.
8. Post a photo in your sunglasses
Thank teachers by posting a photo in your sunglasses using #BrightFuture and @aitsl. The Celebration Kit includes fun sunglasses templates you can make with your kids or visit worldteachersday.edu.au from 14 October for our virtual photo booth. We’ll even provide the mask and sunglasses as props in the booth!
9. Give a virtual ‘happy’ apple
We’re aiming to share a million virtual apples with teachers to let them know they’re appreciated. Visit worldteachersday.edu.au from 14 October to add some virtual apples to our collection as a super easy way to say thanks.
10. Join the celebrations on the day
Join the celebrations by saying thanks to teachers on the day. Tag and follow #BrightFuture and @aitsl if you post on Twitter or Facebook and you’ll be part of all the action.