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World Teachers’ Day in Australia

On the last Friday of October every year*, Australia celebrates World Teachers’ Day. This is a little later than the international date of 5 October due the school holidays in Australia.

In 2021 Australia celebrated the bright future of teaching on social media and grabbed 645,449 virtual apples. That’s almost twice as many as the 337,307 teachers across the country. Schools celebrated big time too – with some incredible festivities, messages from students and plenty of #BrightFuture sunglasses selfies. Check out the 2021 action.

Save the date – Friday 28 October 2022

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*If this date falls on Halloween, then World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the preceding Friday

AITSL acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, sea country and waterways from across Australia. We honour and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.


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Distance in metres you can write with a pen

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The number of schools in Australia

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The number of identified plant and animal species native to Australia

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The average adult knows between 20,000 to 35,000 words

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The number of words in the average textbook

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The number of ways you can deal 4 cards from a deck of cards

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The number of teachers in Australia

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The number in metres that the International Space Station orbits above Earth

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The number of people who simultaneously hit the space bar on a keyboard every one tenth of a second

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The number of minutes in school from Prep/Kindergarten to Year 10

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The number of virtual apples collected to thank teachers across Australia

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