We always get an amazing response to the handwritten postcards we encourage school leaders to send to their staff to mark World Teachers’ Day. We are certain that 2017 will be no different.
A great way to show our appreciation and boost morale in schools is for school leaders to write a handwritten postcard to personally recognise each of their staff on World Teachers’ Day (celebrated on October 30 in Australia).
Following a great response in the last three years, we are again encouraging school leaders to send a personal, handwritten note through the post (yes snail mail) to each of your teachers, at their home. Many school leaders choose to include support staff as well as teaching staff.
The prevalence of email has led to us rarely receiving anything but bills through the post. Receiving a hand written message, at home, shows that the leaders have gone to an effort to appreciate their staff. It would be great to encourage parents to write a note of appreciation to their child’s teachers.
This Happy School initiative started in 2012 with 9550 teachers across Australia receiving handwritten postcards from their Principal. The response grew to almost 15000 last year. The reaction of staff as a result of receiving a handwritten card from their Principal has been amazing.
Up to 100 postcards are available free of charge for Happy School members and $1 per card for other schools.
If your school isn’t a Happy School member, this is a great time to join. Not only will you get great weekly articles to share with your staff to boost staff morale and reduce teacher stress, you’ll also get the postcards for FREE. Simply click here to join as a member.
If you are ready to order you postcards, simply CLICK HERE.