Celebrating World Teachers' Day 2022

Staff in schools across the Diocese of Sale will celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Friday 28 October.

Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Sale, Ms Maria Kirkwood, applauded school staff for their resilience and unwavering commitment during another challenging year for the education sector nationally.

“The 2022 school year began with a renewed sense of hope as schools transitioned back to face-to-face learning after pandemic lockdowns. However, the year threw a new set of challenges as schools grappled with significant student and staff absences, compounded by a national teacher shortage. “

Ms Kirkwood said the important role teachers play had never been more evident these past few years during the pandemic. From the hours spent adapting curriculum to meet the constant changes, to the extra support given to the emotional needs of students in their care.

“I have been humbled by the hard work, collegial spirit and commitment of all staff in the Diocese - classroom teachers, leaders and support staff working together to ensure students in their care have the best possible learning opportunities.”

Ms Kirkwood said World Teachers’ Day was an opportunity for everyone to personally thank a teacher.

This year’s World Teachers’ Day theme is, ‘The transformation of education begins with teachers’. This recognises the capacity teachers have to be a guiding light – to inspire hope, ignite imagination and instil a love of learning in every student within their care.”

“Happy World Teachers’ Day to all of the school staff across our Diocese,” Ms Kirkwood said.