World Teachers’ Day is coming up, and AITSL says ‘hats off to teachers’
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World Teachers’ Day is coming up, and AITSL says ‘hats off to teachers’

by Freya Lucas

October 19, 2022

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has launched its annual World Teachers’ Day campaign


World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated on Friday 28 October and the 2022 theme is “Hats off to Teachers”.


“Our teachers have risen to face so many challenges over the past few years: floods, fires and a worldwide pandemic that have all turned our lives upside down and required us to reinvent the way we live and work. All through that, they’ve continued to support and educate our children and students,” said Campaign Ambassador Eddie Woo. 


As part of the campaign Australians are being encouraged to show that they value educators and schools by taking a “hats off” selfie and sharing it along with a message of appreciation. 


“As a teacher, I appreciate World Teachers’ Day because it’s encouraging to see the messages flow in from across the country – from students, their parents and carers, the community, and even other teachers,” Mr Woo said.


“It reminds us of the positive impact that our work has on the lives of the children and their families, which is often unseen and unexpressed.”


As part of the campaign, AITSL is directly encouraging many industry and community figures to get involved and support World Teachers Day.


AITSL has also launched a virtual photo booth with a variety of hats to use in selfies and then share on social media – making it easy for everyone to get involved. Parents, carers, students, schools and early childhood centres can download a World Teachers’ Day celebration toolkit from AITSL’s website.


“World Teachers’ Day is important because, not only is the expertise of Australia’s teachers recognised and celebrated, but it positively highlights the status of the profession,” AITSL CEO, Mark Grant said.


“In Australia World Teachers’ Day is on Friday 28 October. In the lead-up, we invite everyone to start visiting the virtual photo booth and to start sharing their messages of appreciation. Just don’t forget to include #WTD2022 and tag @aitsl,” Mr Grant said.


To find out more, and download the celebration toolkit, visit

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