World Teachers' Day campaign launches

Wednesday, 19 October, 2022

World Teachers' Day campaign launches

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has launched its “Hats off to teachers” campaign for World Teachers’ Day.

Friday, 28 October is World Teachers’ Day in Australia. AITSL believes that teachers should be celebrated and recognised every day for the incredible role they play in shaping the future of Australia’s students.

One of AITSL’s Campaign Ambassadors, Eddie Woo, has called for everyone to join in celebrating what teachers mean to them.

“It’s simple. We want everyone to show that they value educators and schools by taking a ‘hats off’ selfie and sharing their message of appreciation for our teachers,” he said.

“Our teachers have risen to face so many challenges over the past few years: floods, fires and a worldwide pandemic that have all turned our lives upside down and required us to reinvent the way we live and work. All through that, they’ve continued to support and educate our children and students.

“As a teacher, I appreciate World Teachers’ Day because it’s encouraging to see the messages flow in from across the country — from students, their parents and carers, the community, and even other teachers. It reminds us of the positive impact that our work has on the lives of the children and their families, which is often unseen and unexpressed.”

As part of the campaign, AITSL is directly encouraging many industry and community figures to get involved and support World Teachers’ Day.

AITSL has also launched a virtual photo booth with a variety of hats to use in selfies and then share on social media — making it easy for everyone to get involved. Parents, carers, students, schools and early childhood centres can download a World Teachers’ Day celebration toolkit from AITSL’s website.

“It is the high-quality expertise of Australia’s teachers that helps our students succeed. World Teachers’ Day is important because, not only is the expertise of Australia’s teachers recognised and celebrated, but it positively highlights the status of the profession,” said AITSL CEO Mark Grant.

“In Australia World Teachers’ Day is on Friday, 28 October. In the lead-up, we invite everyone to start visiting the virtual photo booth and to start sharing their messages of appreciation. Just don’t forget to include #WTD2022 and tag @aitsl.”

To find out more, and download the celebration toolkit, visit

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