A CELEBRATION of teachers is celebrated annual on World Teacher’s Day, and it is no different in the Hastings.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) first declared World Teachers’ Day in 1994.
Since that time communities around the world have been honouring their teachers on this day.
October 26 was officially World Teachers’ Day, however some schools on the Mid North Coast have and will celebrate on a later date.
On Tuesday (October 7) Hastings Public School hosted a breakfast for their hard working teachers.
Tacking Point Public School principal Phil Harris also took the time to praise his team.
“Recognition is an important part of life and teachers are a profession that support and nurture children, and go above and beyond, but seldom do they get the validation they should,” he said.
“It’s human nature with teachers, we like to play it down or shrug off a compliment.
“Over recent years, staff morale in schools has declined and everyone is very conscious of the fact that recognition is vital to all professions.
“Aspiring teachers thrive on ideas and will always resonate with best practice and innovation.”
He said World Teacher’s Day allows for the accolades of quality teaching, innovation and best practice.
“I am blessed to have a hard working and committed staff. Our community recognise this and this is why we go above and beyond,” he said.
"Long hours, innovative programs, strong leadership and well-being programs allow for progress and resilience to embrace the 21st century.”