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Celebrating teachers, Teachers' Own Words

A call for World Teachers’ Day thank you selfies

Here at SOSNZ we love to celebrate teachers every day, but if UNESCO are going to give us a special day worldwide then we’re all for that, too!

To celebrate the great teachers in New Zealand and worldwide, SOSNZ is encouraging people to take and send in “Thank You #teacher” selfies like these:


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 Teacher - Mr Ross

Please send your selfies to me (Dianne) at or message them to me on the Facebook page.

I will add your selfies to the World Teacher Day album on Facebook and share some on here and Twitter on Sunday.

For people who want a basic poster to write on, I’ve done a basic pdf to print off and use, which is here World Teachers’ Day Thank you proforma

Let’s tell teachers everywhere that we appreciate all they do.

Here’s a bit about the Day, from UNESCO’s web page:

“World Teachers’ Day held annually on 5 October is a UNESCO initiative, a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. The real point is to provide a time to look at and address issues pertaining to teachers. Strangely one of the most central, vital professionals to society does not receive the respect it deserves in some parts of the world.”

“Everyone can help by celebrating the profession, by generating awareness about teacher issues, by ensuring that teacher respect is part of the natural order of things. Take the opportunity of the day to discuss, compare, learn, argue, share and improve.”

“Partners all over the world celebrate and organize events for WTD, you can contact UNESCO ( to find out who may be organizing an event near you or organize your own local event next World Teachers’ Day 5 October.”

Now go take that selfie and send it in!

~ Dianne

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