World Teachers’ Day is recognised internationally every year and is observed in over 100 countries. World Teachers' Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society. It is a day on which students, parents and community members can demonstrate their appreciation for the contributions that teachers have made to their community (The Council of Education Associations of South Australia, 2013).
South Australia was well represented at the APTAs (Australian Professional Teacher Association Awards). Firstly, the South Australian German Teachers’ Association (SAGTA) were nominated for and won the national Innovative Association Award for 2013! The South Australian German Teachers’ Association is a professional group working for teachers and the advancement of teaching and learning of languages, specifically German, in South Australia for over 30 years. They have met professional learning needs in innovative ways with committed and outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. The South Australian German Teachers’ Association committee are enthusiastic and strive to keep German and the learning of languages alive in South Australia at a time when the future of languages looks bleak. They are, without a doubt, worthy recipients of the national Innovative Association Award presented by the Australian Professional Teachers’ Association.
SAGTA President Tanya Siebert and Committee member Georgia Heynemann attended the award ceremony in Sydney