Today is the day to let our local teachers know how important they are in our local communities and highlight the significant impact they have on the lives of our young people.

Cabinet Secretary, the Hon. Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC said World Teachers Day gives children, students, families and the school community an opportunity to recognise the teachers who have made a difference in their lives.

“Teachers across NSW have played a pivotal role in all of our lives this year and today gives us an opportunity to acknowledge their efforts,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.

“Educators adapted quickly when we returned to learning from home and ensured the continuity of learning for children.

“I am sure students, their families and teachers are so pleased to be back in the classroom now, where they can celebrate the teaching profession in person.”

This year, the community can join some of our favourite celebrities coming together to celebrate teachers, including WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda, Dave Hughes and Claudia Karvan.

Dave Hughes, whose partner is a primary school teacher, said all teachers are superstars and Claudia Karvan wished teachers a Happy World Teachers Day.

“Pretty much every day I think about my high school teachers and how much you set me up for life and I am sure you are doing the same now under stressful conditions. Thank you for your hard work,” Ms Karvan said.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has created an e-toolkit for our community to recognise the impact of an inspiring teacher today.

E-cards, social media tiles, virtual badges to add to photo and video messages, colouring and backgrounds for online meetings are available to download from the NESA website.