International School Dhaka (ISD) celebrates World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2023, recognizing its diverse and international teacher faculty from over 30 different countries whose one common goal is shaping the future to make the world a better place.
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October celebrates the work of teachers. It commemorates the signing of a recommendation by the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. This year’s theme for World Teachers’ Day is “The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage.”
This year, ISD joined in the celebration as students who are elected members of the Secondary Representative Council took on leadership roles in celebrating the ISD faculty and hosted sessions where ISD secondary students decorated the secondary building and wrote messages of thanks to teachers. The Secondary Representative Council also initiated “Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher Day” for students to mimic the fashion style in honor of a faculty member.
Each teacher in the Secondary School also received a personalized note of appreciation from the secondary administrative leadership team.
“I am incredibly fortunate to work with such an amazing team of educators in the ISD secondary school. Each day they make tremendous impacts on the lives of our students as learners and as young people. Our teachers are an inspiration to our students and we look forward to celebrating their hard work and dedication on World Teachers’ Day.” – Chris Boyle, Secondary Principal.
In primary school during assembly time, students recited heartwarming poems about the value of teaching, and the school’s Senior Heads gave ‘thank you’ speeches for the teachers, followed by a traditional Bangladeshi breakfast spread.
“World Teachers’ Day is a memorable day to celebrate all teachers and highlight the importance of education. On this day, it is important to reflect on the support that teachers require to fully deploy their talent and vocation. Teachers provide a strong support system to students as well as the whole school community.” adds David Longworth, Primary Principal.
Later in the day, the whole school came together to share their messages on a large display board in the foyer outside the main admin building for all staff, teachers, parents, and school community to read and engage in the spirit of the celebration.
Steve Calland-Scoble, Director, said, “At ISD, we see our teachers as the primary driver behind the school’s success. We offer our teachers extensive professional development opportunities to participate in face-to-face and virtual workshops in school and attend regional sessions. We ensure our teachers are given access to high-quality development programs that encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, and dedication to lifelong learning and continuous improvement. We also arrange certification and degree programs for them, offered by highly respected universities worldwide. On this World Teachers’ Day, we celebrate the teachers who transform lives and make the world a better place.”