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Celebrating the work of teachers

World Teachers Day is celebrated in Australia on the last Friday of October each year. It is a day when we commemorate those long-suffering teachers who did their best to give us an education.

So, let’s take a trip down memory lane! See if you can answer these questions:

• Who was your favourite teacher at primary school? Do you remember their name?

• Who was your favourite teacher in high school? What subject did they teach?

• What was your favourite subject at school?

• Which subject did you do best in?

• Who were your best friends at school?

• How did you spend your recess and lunch times?

• What sports did you learn to play at school?

• What is your happiest memory from school?

For some of us, school was sometimes a miserable place, and the best part of the day was going home! For others, school was where we got to have fun with our friends. And some of us loved school and enjoyed doing schoolwork.

However you feel about your time at school, we can be grateful for our teachers. Some did well, and some not so well. Some loved us, and some didn’t seem to like us much at all. But because of them, we can read, write, count and understand many things about the world.

Now that we are adults, we have other teachers – wise people who help us learn about life and ourselves just by spending time with us. And we have the greatest teacher of all – our God, who made us, loves us and wants to teach us how to have a wonderful life with him.

We can pray with the writer of Psalm 25, verse 5: “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.”

For more information on World Teachers Day, click here


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