Release type: Joint Media Release


Thank you to all Australian educators


The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Minister for Education and Youth
Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education
Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience

Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge and Minister for Regional Education Bridget McKenzie today acknowledged the hard work and unwavering commitment of teachers across Australia over the past 12 months.

“Today Australia is celebrating World Teachers’ Day and it’s the perfect opportunity to thank the more than 337,000 teachers, who were working tirelessly to teach our kids during the pandemic,” Minister Tudge said.

“Teachers this year have worked with innovation, resilience and dedication to make sure our students continue to receive a high-quality education, especially in those parts of the country where COVID-19 has meant students were at home and learning online.

“With vaccination rates rising and restrictions easing thank to our national plan, I look forward to seeing all kids returning back to the classroom as soon as possible.”

Minister for Regional Education Bridget McKenzie said educators and school leaders have truly overcome many challenges to ensure their students still have a good learning environment and a passion for knowledge.

“Thank you to all our wonderful teachers throughout Australia for all your hard work this year and the support you provide to your students,” Minister McKenzie said.

“Australia’s teachers take seriously their role in educating and nurturing future generations. They work tirelessly to ensure our kids have a passion for learning and a great education so that each and every one of them can reach their full potential.”

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