World Teachers' Day 2020

This year Victoria will celebrate World Teachers' Day on Friday 30 October 2020.

World Teachers' Day 2020 will celebrate teachers with the theme 'Teachers: leading in crisis, reimagining the future'. This theme reflects the commitment teachers have made as leaders particularly teaching throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in a range of environments.

World Teachers' Day is a chance to recognise and celebrate the incredible contributions teachers have made in Victorian communities, as they help to teach the future.

Whether you are a current student, have kids in school, or have been out of school for many years now, we all have our favourite teachers who have made an impact on our lives.

In the video below, a few notable Victorians visited their childhood schools before coronavirus (COVID-19) to meet up with their favourite teachers and share their stories on how they helped them to grow and learn.

How you can participate

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

On Social media

  • Use the hashtag #WTD2020 on social media to share thank you messages to your favourite teachers and share what celebrations your school has planned to celebrate teachers. Tag @DETVic on Twitter and ‘Department of Education and Training, Victoria’ on LinkedIn to share your stories
  • Add a Twibbon to your social media profile image

Downloadable resources

The following resources are available for you to download to help you to thank a teacher in 2020:

Customisable thank you card template (pdf - 491.13kb)

Web/Newsletter banner (jpg - 86.03kb)

Email signature (jpg - 70kb)

Social media - Twitter banner (jpg - 130.75kb)

Social media - LinkedIn banner (jpg - 162.62kb)

Nominate a teacher or principal for an award or recognition

Teachers and Principals across Victoria have taught and supported their communities during bushfires and other natural disasters, and now throughout a global pandemic.

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

Australian Honours recognise outstanding individuals who have made a contribution to their community or profession.

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

Follow the links below to find out more information on how to nominate:

Order of Australia

Recognition Matters