Halton school board praises teachers ahead of World Teachers’ Day
Published October 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm
Calling them a source of “inspiration” and “knowledge,” the Halton District School Board (HDSB) took time ahead of World Teachers’ Day on Thursday (Oct. 5) to praise its teachers and all they do in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills classrooms.
Held the same day since 1994, World Teachers’ Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, celebrates teachers around the world.
The special day or recognition commemorates the anniversary of signing the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets standards for the rights and responsibilities of teachers.
“The Halton District School Board values every teacher and applauds every one of you for your hard work and dedication,” says Margo Shuttleworth, Chair of the Halton District School Board. “On behalf of Trustees, we see how teachers are able to successfully fulfill the key areas of focus in HDSB’s 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan.
“By creatively bringing this plan to life, teachers show how their influence extends beyond the classroom to support the growth of responsible, compassionate and informed citizens who will contribute positively to our world.”
HDSB Director of Education Curtis Ennis expressed his gratitude for the “incredible work” teachers do each and every day.
“I know how impressive the work is because I see it every time I visit a school,” he said. “I see the warm interaction of teachers with students, and I see the smiles on everyone’s face when I walk the hallways and visit classrooms. Thank you for being a source of inspiration, knowledge, and support to countless students, including myself. Your contributions are invaluable, and they will continue to resonate for generations to come.
“We also know success comes when everyone works together. We thank crucial support teams that assist teachers in establishing a respectful and safe place of learning for all students to provide the most meaningful and engaging educational experience we can.”
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