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Thanks – from the children and families of Gorton House

- October 26, 2012

A special day when students, parents and the community show their appreciation for the contributions teachers make to our lives.

The early childhood educators and carers in Gorton House got a wonderful surprise today when a group of parents turned a regular Friday into a celebration of thanks to mark World Teacher’s Day.

The children of Gorton House let their teachers know how much they appreciate all their hard work.

One Mum had the idea and it soon spread to others. Together, they organised flowers, cakes, muffins, cookies, and chocolates as gifts from the children.

Celebrated in over 100 countries, World Teachers’ Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society. 

Making teachers feel special

“We feel so special today,” says Gorton House Director, Vin Christanto.

“We were showered with gifts and we are all touched by such a lovely gesture.”

"Thanks for being my teacher."

A thank you heard around the world

The parents also made a special banner to hang in Gorton House during the party.

World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated on October 5, 1994 by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Nahida accepts a bunch of flowers from one of her young students.

“We have enjoyed a great day today, and feel truly blessed and loved by our families,” says Vin.

“Thank you to everyone, and especially to the children.”

Internationally, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October. However, as this is usually during Australian school holidays, Australia celebrates the day on the last Friday in October of each year.

Vin wishes every Friday could be as nice as this.

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