World Teachers Day
Friday October 5, 2018 marks World Teachers’ Day.
World Teacher Day is recognized in over 100 countries to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions that teachers make to students and society.
This day was initiated by UNESCO in 1994 to celebrate, appreciate and reflect on issues in education world-wide and in particular the need for highly qualified teachers. The theme for this year is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.” Chosen to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), where education is recognized as a key fundamental right. A right that cannot be fulfilled without qualified teachers.
In Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools we are extremely grateful to the teachers and substitute teachers that are committed to providing the best possible educational programming and experience for our students.
Our teachers continually give of their time to volunteer, coach a team, support musical and arts endeavors and productions, lead student organizations and activities, all of which contribute to the educational experience and success of our students.
This World Teachers’ Day, please take time to reflect and celebrate the teachers that have had an impact on your life and the teachers that are presently impacting on the lives of students today!