Education and Early Childhood Development
October 4, 2019

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

In recognition of World Teachers’ Day, teachers and educators in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the world are being recognized for their dedication and commitment to teaching.

World Teachers’ Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in 1994 and is celebrated annually on October 5. This year’s theme is ‘Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession’.

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to over 5,600 teachers who work in classroom settings and administrative roles in our province’s school system.

The implementation of the Education Action Plan supports teachers and educators in the classroom. Budget 2019 allocated $13 million, an increase of $6 million from last year, which includes $9 million in teaching services and $2 million in professional learning for teachers.

Quotes
“I sincerely thank all teachers and educators who work diligently throughout the school year to provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment for our children and youth. I encourage students to take the time to show their appreciation to a teacher that inspires them or has made a positive impact on their lives.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is fortunate to have incredibly motivated and highly qualified teachers. As an employer, we sincerely appreciate their commitment to student learning and success, and for everything they do, day-in and day-out, to support the development of this province’s young people.”
Tony Stack
CEO/Director of Education, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

“The Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is extremely proud of their teachers’ work and the way they ensure the safety and well-being of students. On World Teachers' Day, I want like to thank all educators throughout the province for their commitment and dedication to the youth of our province.”
Kim Christianson
Director of Education, Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

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Célébration de la Journée mondiale des enseignants

Learn more
UNESCO – World Teachers’ Day external link

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Media contacts
Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-1906, 687-9903
tcoffey@gov.nl.ca

Cheryl Gullage
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
709-758-0032, 697-5856
cherylgullage@nlesd.ca

Eveline Ross-Phaneuf
Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
1-888-794-6324, 722-6324
communications@csfp.nl.ca

2019 10 04                              12:35 p.m.