Say ‘thanks’ to SA educators

Students and parents are being invited to say ‘thank you’ to the South Australian education staff who have made a difference in their lives this year.

The Government has launched ThankED, an online recognition platform for South Australian families to acknowledge the efforts of those who have been working tirelessly in public education during 2020.

ThankED will showcase a selection of the achievements, efforts and notes of thanks to the teachers, leaders, allied health, support and corporate staff working in and for public education.

Education Minister John Gardner encouraged people across the state to show their appreciation for the educators in their lives.

“Everyone working in education plays a critical role in supporting the future of our children and young people,” said Minister Gardner.

“2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, yet our schools and preschools have continued to deliver care and education services to more than 190,000 children and young people despite the disruption of a global pandemic.

“Our teachers, educators and support staff have been true community leaders during this unprecedented time.

“South Australian students have benefitted from the least disruption to their learning this year of any students in Australia, and this in no small part due to the outstanding work of our educators across the state.

“ThankED gives everyone the chance to celebrate and acknowledge the educators who are making a difference in their lives every day, as well as those people who work in support of them.

“I am encouraging everyone to jump online and send a note of thanks to someone special working in education.

“I also encourage families to thank the educators and staff working in non-government schools, which they can do directly through their school. Those staff have also gone above and beyond to support students and families during this difficult year.”

To submit a message of thanks, visit

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