International Summit on the Teaching Profession

Today I will travel to Singapore to attend the 2024 International Summit on the Teaching Profession, which brings together Education Ministers from 20 different countries.

The Summit will see leaders from education systems around the world discuss solutions to common education challenges.

As part of the visit, I will have bilateral meetings with the new Minister of Education for New Zealand, the Hon Erica Stanford, the Minister of Education for People’s Republic of China, Professor Huai Jinpeng and Minister for Education for Singapore, Mr Chan Chun Sing.

This year’s Summit will focus on the future of learning, the role of technology and the implications for teachers in transforming education and training.

As part of the trip, I will visit ITE College East and Centres of Teaching and Learning Excellence.

I will also meet with Australian universities based in Singapore including James Cook University, Curtin University, Murdoch University, RMIT University and the University of Newcastle.

I will also represent Australia at the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Kranji War Cemetery, hosted this year by the High Commission of New Zealand.

I’ll be joined at the Dawn Service by Year 9 and 10 Australian students who were recipients of this year’s Simpson Prize, which I recently announced in Canberra.

The national history competition asks students to reflect on the service of Australians in World War I with winners traveling to Singapore to visit historic sites.