World Teachers' Day pays homage to our teachers and provides an opportunity for school communities to say thank you for the contributions you make in our classrooms, across sport fields and beyond.

Celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe, World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the work of teachers in our increasingly complex and technologically-infused society.

Facebook and Twitter campaigns, morning teas and certificates of acknowledgement are just some of the ways that education departments and other related sector stakeholders pay tribute to New Zealand's teachers.




All of us at EducationHQ want to thank and pay tribute to the thousands of outstanding educators dotted across the country – and the tribes of staff supporting them in their critically important work in schools.

Today is for you.