The Halton District School Board (HDSB) will mark World Teachers’ Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5, as declared by the United Nations (UN) Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
“The Halton District School Board values and recognizes the incredible work, dedication and commitment our teachers have made to their students, families and profession,” said HDSB director of education Curtis Ennis.
World Teachers’ Day has been held on Oct. 5 since 1994, celebrating teachers around the world and commemorating the anniversary of signing the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which defines standards for the rights and duties of teachers.
The theme for World Teachers' Day 2022 is 'The transformation of education begins with teachers.'
“Our teaching staff continue to show inspiring resilience, a strong sense of collaboration and incredible dedication to student learning during some of the most difficult situations we have seen in education, and beyond," Ennis added.
"Their commitment to providing safe and welcoming learning environments for students to learn, grow and inspire is seen, appreciated and valued beyond any words can describe. We thank crucial support teams that assist teachers in providing a respectful place of learning for all students, free from discrimination. As a board, we all remain committed to helping students continue their journey and joy of learning, prepared to provide an exceptional educational experience that is uplifting and fulfilling, and honours students’ unique and collective identities.”