World Teachers’ Day

On Friday 25 October 2019 we will congratulate the best and finest in the education profession at the Educators SA World Teachers’ Day Celebration. About 40 Awards will be presented to outstanding educators who can be nominated by their peers as leaders in their profession.

Read more about the awards night 2018 here.

World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated on the 5th October 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to commemorate the 1966 joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO (International Labour Organisation) recommendation concerning hte status of Teachers. Celebrated in over 100 countries, World Teachers Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society. It is a day on which students, parents and community members can demonstrate their appreciation for the contributions that teachers have made to their community.

Internationally, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. However, as this is usually during the Australian school holidays, Educators SA holds the World Teachers Day awards ceremony on the last Friday in October to celebrate the contribution made by South Australians to the education profession. So don’t miss the next World Teachers’ Day on 25th of October 2019!

These will be the Awards 2019:

  • Association Awards (each member association can nominate one member)
  • Minister’s Arts Education Award (please see more information below!)
  • University Awards
  • World Teachers’ Day State Awards (please see more information here):
    • Early Career Educator Award (Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership)
    • Educators Supporting Educators Award
    • Leading Education Forward
    • Innovative Association Award
    • Connecting with Regional Educators Award
    • Teachers Registration Board (Induction & Mentoring Early Careers Award)
    • World Education Forum (WEF)

Minister’s Arts Education Award

These prestigious awards (formerly the Minister’s Arts and Education Awards administered by Carclew Youth Arts) are presented annually and reflect the ongoing commitment of the SA Government to recognise, celebrate and reward the work of outstanding teachers of the arts in South Australian public schools. The award provides $5000 to each of a primary and secondary teacher to undertake a program of professional learning of their choice in the arts.

Previous award winners have used these funds to experience professional learning that would otherwise be unavailable to them. In recognition of the work as an outstanding Arts teacher, you can nominate yourself or encourage and help someone you know of who deserves this award.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 20th September 2019

The awards are presented at the Educators SA World Teachers Day Ceremonies at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 25 October 2019. Applicants are asked to keep this date free as they may be nominated for the award.

Other Awards

Do you know an extraordinary educator or association? We are keen to receive your nominations for those whom you believe would be stand out recipients for an award.

Nominate now! Click here!

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