5 October 2013

The theme for 2013 is "A call for teachers"

World Teachers’ Day held annually on 5 October is a UNESCO initiative, a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. The real point is to provide a time to look at and address issues pertaining to teachers. Strangely one of the most central, vital professionals to society does not receive the respect it deserves in some parts of the world.

WTD is a natural extension of UNESCO's all year round work of promoting teachers, ensuring that this profession, so vital to the healthy functioning of society, is itself "healthy". Teachers are a normative indicator of social health.

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The celebrations will consist of two main items:
A fun walk and
Celebrating the role and contribution of teachers. NAPTOSA members publicly take a stand for professionalism in education. NAPTOSA’s recently adopted Charter of Professionalism is launched. This is what makes NAPTOSA different from most other unions!

Members wishing to participate in the celebrations must register in advance. For more information click here



NAPTOSA will be joining the World Teachers' Day celeberations at the University of KwaZulu-Natal organised by the ELRC.

Download ELRC notice of WTD


Western Cape

Join us (and the world) as we celebrate all teachers and especially honour those with long service on Saturday 5 October as we honour all teachers, we’ll especially pay tribute to long-serving colleagues, and certificates will be presented to those with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years’ service.

The function will take the form of a cocktail party with a special guest speaker, Kieno Kammies, popular morning radio talk-show host on 567 Cape Talk.

For more information click here