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Published 14th May 2010, 11:32am

Teachers - they nurture young minds, are dedicated to their craft and make learning fun!

Throughout the month of May the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment, along with Home School Associations (HSAs), Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), members of the community and private sector sponsors, will celebrate our country’s teachers under the theme Honouring Our Educators.

"We’re celebrating our teachers because they’re some of the most important persons in our society," Education Minister the Hon. Rolston Anglin, JP, explained.

"And while they are integral to the development of our people, their efforts often go unrecognised. As such we are thanking them all, in both the public and private systems, for their devotion and daily contributions to our children.

"We’re also encouraging everyone to join the celebration by doing something special for their teacher, their child’s teacher or a teacher who made a difference in their lives."

Events planned for the month include visits to local talk-shows Talk Today and Cross Talk, and CITN’s variety programme Daybreak.

A series of public service announcements thanking local educators will also air on Radio Cayman 89.9 FM and Breeze 105.3 FM throughout May. In addition, a Caymanian Compass feature will give local businesses and individuals a chance to send special messages to teachers.

The celebration will conclude with a special reception for Grand Cayman educators on Thursday, 27 May. Sister Islands’ teachers will be honoured two weeks earlier, on 13 May.

"I am delighted that through this initiative, our community will have an opportunity to let our educators know how much they are valued," Chief Officer for Education Mary Rodrigues commented. "It is they who help mould our young people and as a result, the future of our country."

She also expressed thanks to the HSAs, PTAs and private sector sponsors for supporting this celebration.

"We’re grateful to everyone that will partner with us on this important initiative.  Education and the work of our educators touch all of our lives, and as a community we need to let them know they are valued and appreciated."

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Honouring Our Educators - Schedule of Events for May/June 2010
Date: Time VenueEvent Details
Thursday, 13 May6:00pmAlexander Hotel, Cayman BracCocktail reception for Sister Islands' teachers
Thursday, 13 May7:30pmGIS Spotlight on TV station Island 24Listen as Education Minister Rolston Anglin, 2009 Golden Apple winner Janet Harris and Ministry Chief Officer Mary Rodrigues share their views on the value of our teachers.
Friday 14th May7:00amRed Bay Primary SchoolTeacher Appreciation Breakfast catered by Champion House
Tuesday 18th May8:30amJohn A. Cumber Primary SchoolSchool Assembly
Tuesday 18th May5:30pm – 7:00pmJohn A. Cumber Primary SchoolPTA Hosted Reception at Grand Old House
Tuesday 18th May12:00pm – 2:00pmTalk Today on Radio Cayman 89.9 FMCall in and send a special tribute to your teacher, your child’s teacher, or a teacher who has made a difference in your life!
Wednesday, 19 May3:45pmYouth Flex on Radio Cayman 89.9 FMCall in and send a special tribute to your teacher, your child’s teacher, or a teacher who has made a difference in your life!
Monday, 24 MayTBDGeorge Town PrimaryPTA Staff Breakfast
Wednesday, 26 MayNoonGeorge Town PrimaryPTA-sponsored lunch for all teachers
Thursday, 27 May6:00pmTBDCocktail reception for Grand Cayman teachers
JuneTBDProspect Primary SchoolTBD
NB: Listen for public service announcements on Radio Cayman 89.9 and Breeze 105.3 FM throughout the month.