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World Teachers Day 2011


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


The day provides an opportunity to draw attention to the important role of teachers within our communities. It is a day on which students, parents and community members can demonstrate their appreciation for the contributions that teachers have made to their community.

World Teachers Day is celebrated internationally on the 5th October, however due to school holidays in Australia it is celebrated on the last Friday in October .

On Friday 28 October 2011 the Chatswood High School P&C presented the CHS teachers with a morning tea including a "Thank You" cake along with a list of messages from parents.

Read the submissions made by parents of CHS:

"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world." - Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Dare to transform!

To all the wonderful teachers at Chatswood High School, our family has had the benefit of your expertise, friendship and experience since 1999 and we are so grateful to you for your efforts on our family's behalf. You should never underestimate the value of how what you do on a daily basis can affect a lifetime for your students.Hope you have a great day knowing that you are in a profession that is highly valued by us.

I know we don't say this nearly enough but thank you! Thank you for the skill, dedication and patience you show every day when teaching my boys and for the enthusiasm and time you give to them through the extra sport, music and programs like Duke of Ed that you get involved with. THANK YOU!

Your great knowledge has nourished my child's thirst for learning and your generous encouragement has definitely grown his self steam.

Thank you for all you have done for his better future.

Many thanks to you all for your dedication to teaching our children. Good teachers are vital to inspire and equip our young people for the rest of their lives. Keep up the good work!

Thank you to all the hard working teachers at Chatswood High School for your care and dedication to our children.

Dear teachers at CHS: your job is tough and may feel at times unrewarding. But in the long run - you are contributing so much to our children! Thank you for going the extra mile in our school! Thank you for making an effort with individual students, encouraging them and expecting a lot - they will never know what they are capable off, unless someone reflects high expectations back to them.

Thank you for the wonderful art and music programs, excursions and for creating a solid school community!

Thanks to the teachers who go the extra mile, organizing excursions, preparing well and providing extra curricular activities. My family have appreciated the teachers of Chatswood High, their sense of humour; hard work and respect to the students. Keep up the hard work.

T is for truly terrific time management and tenacity in the face of teenage try-ons,
E ngaging our Young Ones in learning with energy, experience, expertise and enthusiasm.
A is the amazing, awesome, artistic, athletic, acrobatic and Auror-like skills demonstrated daily,
C elebrating constant commitment to cwality (sic).
H ighly intelligent, humourous, hard working, helpful,
E nriching our lives earnestly in an excellent way. Well Done! Mark achieved: 10 out of 10.
R obust, resilient, resourceful, respectful, reflective and responsive,
S eeding skills for life, steering students to success and sometimes starry heights.
We are proud of you. Our heart felt thanks to each and every teacher at Chatswood High on World Teachers' Day.

A massive thank you to the teachers of Chatswood High School for the fantastic work they do with our children. It is such a crucially important job and yet also not always an easy one. My daughter started part way through high school but has been made to feel welcome and has been doing really well, she loves the school and is happy there. Once again thank you, your hard work is noticed and appreciated very much.

To the teachers of CHS,
I wish to thank you for your tireless efforts to inspire and educate the students at CHS. I am often very impressed by students' academic and creative achievements.
My son is enjoying his school experience - a testament to the quality teaching at CHS.
With continued thanks and kindest regards.
Dear Teachers of CH,
You are inspirational, fabulous, tireless, great. Keep on good work inspiring our kids. We as parents and community members are eternally grateful.

Keep up the good work CHS teachers, we know it can't be easy and we do appreciate your efforts.

Thankyou so much Chatswood High Teachers. My daughter has gone from strength to strength and your attention to the individual students is very comforting.

Thanks for all your hard work. It is much appreciated.

Thank you especially to the teachers who have taken the trouble and time to ring us to nip problems in the bud. Our son understood this as a sign that you cared.

Thank you for an admirable job. Your commitment and dedication to our children is much appreciated!

I'm a strong advocate of public education and am very impressed with the dedication and sacrificial service that teachers at Chatswood High contribute. Thank you for your creativity, your energy, your determination to follow up students individually, your willingness to come early or leave late and run extra curricular classes and programmes. We have thoroughly appreciated our years at Chatswood, and looking forward to more to come.

Thank you CHS teachers .... I heard about "you" from a PN coordinator when I lived overseas and was planning the move to Sydney ... what she told me then was more than enough to send me to the school in person ... and what I saw then was more than enough to place my children in your (educational) care .... I have not been disappointed in the years since that decision. I should like especially to THANK your great admin and office staff who do a fantastic job with smiles and much forebearance, and the work done in/on all of those music activities .... the latter especially is truly outstanding

Thank you CHS for having the courage and foresight to run the rock and water program and to all the teachers who were involved with that.

Thank you teachers at CHS and a special thanks to the principal and the music department. You rock!

I would like to thank the teachers of CHS for the care and commitment that they are constantly providing for our children. The parents and students appreciate the time, hardwork and dedication that goes into the art show, the chatsfest, the music nights, the dances and performances, camps and excursions that the teachers organise to enrich the education of all the children at Chatswood. Above and beyond !!!thank you!

Thank you for the support you give our children, and particularly the flexibility to allow them to be themselves whilst encouraging them to develop skills that will benefit them in the future.

Thank you for being such a young in heart and energitic teaching team in CHS. My son has couple of fantastic years in his high school so far. He had learnt many academic and life skills that he enjoyed. Sometimes it is hard to imagine he can sew such a perfect cashion with sewing machine, confident in doing cooking and wanting to do more in his future years ahead. Thank you CHS Teachers!!!

CHS teachers are fantastic! They work so hard to teach classes, but also produce and run some great extra curricular programs for our kids, such as Duke of Ed, Rock & Water, school camps, and of course the Music program. These programs take up a lot of teachers own time, and shows extra commitment and dedication to education of our kids. These programs really help to keep my son interested and engaged in school. I also think that this helps make CHS such a happy and cohesive school! Thanks CHS teachers and Happy World Teachers Day!