Today is World Teachers’ Day (in Australia anyway…)


World Teachers’ Day

Show your appreciation of teachers by celebrating World Teachers’ Day.

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.

 What is World Teachers’ Day?

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 Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. In adopting this recommendation, governments unanimously recognised the importance of competent, qualified and motivated teachers in society.

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.

The above information was supplied by The Queensland College of Teachers.

 

Senior School Library Students’ Survey Now Open


We have big plans for developing the libraries here at Cabra and to do this effectively we need to know what you want from your library. Please take 3 or 4 minutes to complete our online survey so we can get a better idea of how students in 2012 want to use their school library. We’d love as much information and suggestions for improvements and changes as you can give us. The entire survey is completely anonymous so be completely honest. Tell us what kind of books and other resources or technology you think we should invest in. Tell us what kind of look and feel a refurbished library should have. What would make things better for study and more fun to come in. What would encourage you to borrow more books and read more? It’s your library so tell us what you think.

Click here to take survey