The Education & Employment Directorate will tomorrow, Wednesday 5 October 2016, launch Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teacher Appreciation was first celebrated on St Helena last year as a one day event – this year it is being celebrated again but over a week of events.

The purpose of Teacher Appreciation Week is to raise the profile of teaching as a professional and rewarding career, to show appreciation to teaching staff for their work in education, and to celebrate achievements of members of the teaching profession.

The launch tomorrow coincides with International Teacher Appreciation Day, and all Island schools will celebrate through whole school assemblies, attended by a member of the Education Committee.

As part of this celebratory week, schools will be open on the following days  – from 9.30am to 2.30pm – to allow interested persons to visit the schools, to see teachers at work:

  • Pilling Primary School – Thursday 6 October
  • Harford Primary School – Friday 7 October
  • St Paul’s Primary School – Monday 10 October
  • Prince Andrew School – Monday 10 October

Anyone interested in shadowing a teacher during this week – to experience  what a day in the life of a teacher is like – can contact the Assistant Director of Schools, at the Education & Learning Centre in Jamestown, on telephone number 22607 or email: wendy.benjamin@education.gov.sh

There will also be programmes on the radio and local TV dedicated to appreciating teachers, both past and present.


4 October 2016





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