October 5th is World Teachers’ Day, a day in which we recognize and celebrate teachers and their important role in society.
World Teachers’ Day was founded in 1994 by former Canadian teacher Norman Gable. Now an annual event, it profiles the work of over 55-million teachers around the world, including the roughly 1,800 elementary and secondary teachers who serve in our Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic schools.
They not only provide a quality education to the 29,000 students in our Catholic school system, but through their goodness and Christian example, are witnesses of God’s love in their school communities.
“Young people need good teachers, like visible angels,” said St. Jean de Baptiste de la Salle. The patron saint of teachers, de la Salle recognized that education, for many students, was a pathway to hope and opportunity.
On World Teachers’ Day, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board extends a sincere thank you to its dedicated and hard-working Catholic teachers for being a source of hope and opportunity for the thousands of students in their care.