World Teachers' Day

World Teachers’ Day celebrates the work of teachers, acknowledging the important contribution they make to the community.

Inaugurated on 5 October 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually in over 100 countries. 

The day allows students, parents and community members to show their appreciation for teachers and the positive impact they make on society.

Northern Territory celebrations

World Teachers’ Day 2017 will be celebrated in the Northern Territory on 27 October.

Every year the Department of Education celebrates World Teachers’ Day with events across the Territory where the winners of the annual Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards are announced.

Events are held in Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, with smaller ceremonies taking place across the Territory.

All government school staff members are invited to attend World Teachers’ Day events. 

The Department of Education is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with these events.

Last updated: 12 October 2017