- Events and awards
- Smart Schools Awards
- Battle of the School Bands
- World Teachers’ Day
- NTBOS awards
- National Literacy and Numeracy Week
- Chief Minister's Literacy Achievement Awards
- Exit Art
- DET Career Adviser Seminar
- Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards
- Youth Business Awards
- Careers Expo
- NT Training Awards
- Try'a Trade
World Teachers’ Day
Darwin and regional: Friday 26 October 2012
Internationally World Teachers' Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. However, as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day on the last Friday in October of each year.
World Teachers' Day was inaugurated on 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 the 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.
Each year the Department of Education and Training coordinates annual World Teachers' Day functions in Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs to recognise the extraordinary contributions that teachers in the Northern Territory make to their communities.
More information about the 2012 World Teachers’ Day functions will be available soon.