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Prime Minister Launches New Online Program to Name Your Favourite Teacher

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Gillard, Julia

Period of Service: 24/06/2010 to 27/06/2013

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Release Date: 05/10/2012

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 18824


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.

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