World Teachers' Day is an annual event celebrated across the globe. In most countries it is celebrated on October 5, however as this date falls in school holidays, Australian states and territories determine their own timeframe for celebrations.
"It's an opportunity for all of us to reflect upon and celebrate the teaching profession," a Department of Education spokesperson said.
"We know teachers are daily difference makers, and on this day we recognise those who work tirelessly supporting the intellectual growth and emotional wellbeing of their students, preparing them for a complex and changing world.
"The resilience, endurance and creativity our teachers have shown, despite the disruptions in traditional face-to-face teaching and learning, is remarkable.
"Teachers have continued to lift up our students, ensuring every student is engaged and challenged to learn."
Macquarie Anglican Grammar School
Macquarie started operating as a school 2002.
There are currently have 61 people employed at Macquarie, including teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as boarding staff.
Macquarie is a Christian school in the Anglican tradition.
"At the core of who we are is the development of resilient young people who are ready and willing to make a difference in the world," headmaster Craig Mansour said.
"We are a comprehensive independent school that strives to develop the whole of the person. It is who they are not the job they do that will make a difference in the world.
"At the core of who we are is an educational institution. We educate students to be the very best they can be. We celebrate the outstanding academic results each year which achieve entry into a wide range of university course from education to law and medicine.
"We also celebrate with equal joy the students who finish their schooling well and commence apprenticeships and internships.
"We, of course, are the only boarding school in our community boarding brings incredible relationships and engagement not just in Dubbo but the broader community.
"Our students and families are the best.
"My staff are involved in a range of leadership across the community, they participate in a range of sports and community events.
"Teachers are the backbone of our community."