World Teachers' Day 2021

World Teachers’ Day is held internationally on Tuesday 5 October. As it falls during the school holidays in many parts of Australia, we celebrate a little later.

Victoria will celebrate World Teachers' Day on Friday 29 October 2021.

World Teachers' Day is a chance to recognise and celebrate the incredible contributions teachers have made in Victorian communities.

This year, Victorian teachers have continued to show their resilience, leadership and adaptability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers have adapted their learning environments, supported their students and school communities, and continue to share their knowledge with students across the state.

World Teachers' Day 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate the teachers who are making, or have made, an impact on our lives.

Whether you're a current student, have children in school, or have been out of school for many years, World Teachers’ Day is a chance to say, ‘thank you’.

Show appreciation for your teachers

There are many ways you and your school community can show your appreciation and support for your favourite teachers. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate World Teachers’ Day in Victoria.

Share on social media

Use the hashtag #thanksvicteachers on social media to:

Remember to tag @DETVic on Twitter and ‘Department of Education and Training, Victoria’ on LinkedIn to share your stories.

Nominate a teacher or principal for an award or recognition

Do you know a teacher or principal who deserves recognition for their hard work?

Teachers and principals across Victoria have taught and supported their communities during bushfires and other natural hazards, and now through a global pandemic. Australian Honours recognise outstanding individuals who have contributed to their community or profession.

It's easy to nominate someone for Australian Honours and it's a great way to recognise their effort, talent and dedication.

To find out more about nominating visit:

Poster and toolkits

We've created the following World Teachers' Day resources for you to use.