Dear Pupils and Parents,
Teachers’ Day is round the corner.
We are here to celebrate great teachers and great teaching. As a fellow teacher, I find awkward to speak about teachers or for teachers. But, first, let me convey to all the teachers, my personal greetings and best wishes on the Teachers’ Day.
Though a fellow teacher, I want to say I am proud of you. I am proud of your dedication to the profession and for the personal sacrifices you make to teach our children. I am delighted of your devotion to train their questing minds, and for your inspiration of their hopeful hearts. I am proud that you take this responsibility seriously — that you see it as sacred trust. We celebrate Teachers’ Day, because we value you. I want to remind you that all the parents, students and the wider community deeply appreciate your commitment to teaching and to the children. There is no substitute for education. Firstly, because it’s the most precious gift we can give our children. Secondly, because it’s the most critical investment in our future. And thirdly, because it’s the most effective strategy which will enable us to survive and to thrive in a changing world.
Teachers need encouragement and support. So that in turn, we can devote ourselves to our students.
The Teachers’ Day campaign this year includes a dedications component where students and the public can submit dedications to their teachers.
Do take this opportunity to dediate your word of thanks to that special teacher. Pen your dedication now.