World Teachers Day

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5 October 2021

Today is World Teachers Day, an annual celebration of teachers and teaching around the world.

Developed by UNESCO, World Teachers Day is an annual celebration of teachers and teaching. In recognition of the challenges faced by teachers and students over the past year, the international theme for World Teachers Day 2021 is ‘Teachers at the heart of education recovery’.

In Australia, with a number of states enjoying school holidays on the date of the international celebration, World Teachers Day is celebrated on the final Friday in October each year. Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) will be sharing a special message on Friday 29 October with all of our teachers, featuring the reflections of some of our students from Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Last year’s message from Catholic Education Melbourne is available at