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Celebrating our teachers


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

Minister for Education Dan Tehan today paid tribute to the outstanding commitment of every teacher across Australia.

“This year, our teachers have been asked to go even further above and beyond the call of duty and they did it,” Mr Tehan said.

“On behalf of students, parents, families and the Australian community, I would like to thank and honour more than 288,000 teachers on World Teachers’ Day in Australia.

“Today we acknowledge our teachers for the resilience, innovation and flexibility they have demonstrated throughout this year, and every year.

“From bushfires to COVID-19, this has been a school year like no other and our teachers and school leaders have risen to the challenge.

“I encourage students, parents, families and communities across Australia to say a special thank you to their teachers and educators today. The future of teaching is certainly bright.”

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