Prime Minister Launches New Online Program to Name Your Favourite Teacher
FRI 05 OCTOBER 2012
Prime Minister, The Hon. Peter Garrett MP, Minister for School Education
Students of all ages will be encouraged to nominate their favourite teacher of all time and post an online message of support as part of a new program to highlight the important role that teachers play.
The Prime Minister will today launch a six-week competition for people to tell the story of their favourite teacher during a roundtable with student teachers and Minister for School Education Peter Garrett at the University of New South Wales.
The Prime Minister will kick off the campaign with a video in which she talks about her favourite teacher and the importance of education.
The aim of the new campaign is to generate a conversation on social media about the inspirational role that high quality teachers play in students’ lives.
Pupils, past and present, will be invited to post a message, photo or a video about their favourite teacher on the Prime Minister’s Facebook page.
The competition will be run online across a range of social media channels with the Prime Minister and other ministers.
A range of social media platforms will be used, including:
• People posting their entry on the Prime Minister’s Facebook page;
• A video of the impact of education on the Prime Minister’s life and how it has shaped the Prime Minister’s views on education;
• A Facebook Q&A session on education; and
• A live blog about education.
Under our National Plan for School Improvement we want Australian schools back in the top 5 schooling systems in the world by 2025, and we know that great teachers are the key to getting there.