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Good morning graduates, current students, all parents and other relatives, and faculty and staff.  

Welcome to the 2011 Chamberlain graduation. I am proud to say that WE did it seniors, we were able to overcome some tough times and were able to enjoy some really great ones as well. This is a very special moment for me. My name is Joe. I came to Chamberlain in 2008. I was 16. I had just finished middle school and 9th grade at a boarding school in Yonkers, New York. I did well, but still had things to work on. I visited many schools, but chose Chamberlain and I am proud of that decision. I know that the progress I have made and continue to still make is a combination of the amazing support I had from staff and teachers and also from the peers around me. I didn’t think that I would miss Chamberlain when I left, but I did and still do. The connections I made with everyone are not easily forgotten or lost and I will never forget all the memories.

I would like to share with you my experience with the  teachers at the school. Now, I am not a great student. I have trouble with work, and handing it in on time. The teachers all knew how capable I was, even if I didn’t always know. They didn’t just let me fail, but really took time to help me get started and stay on task. Again and again this showed me the type of people they are and how much they care about helping. I know that in some schools, teachers only assign work and that’s it; they offer very little help. Not the Chamberlain teachers. They go way beyond the call of duty in their dedication to the students here.

If you were to ask me when I was younger if I could see myself talking at my graduation, I’d say no. I even thought I would drop out of school, but the talks I had with all the staff helped me to continue. I’m glad I didn’t. All those here today have something to offer and that is why we as seniors are here graduating, because not only did the staff help us, but we helped each other at some point which made all the difference.

I wrote something for all the students: the future is today.

It starts with us. We are tomorrow today. Let’s not add to the problems of the world, but let’s help fix them  We all have something to offer and we have proven ourselves. Today is evidence that we can achieve in life, but let’s not just be satisfied with this. Let’s keep going and never stop. And to those who haven’t graduated yet, keep moving forward and don’t let anyone say you can’t because it will be your time soon to get your diploma. I’m proud to have met every single one at Chamberlain. I may have said it a lot, but I am not saying what I think is good to say, but what I feel and believe in my heart. To those I may not have seen eye to eye with, I say let’s end it. Life is too short to hold on to anger.

This school has done many great things for me even if I didn’t think so at the time, because at the end of the day it was your help and my acceptance of that help which has made it possible for me to be here today receiving my high school diploma.

I want to thank my whole family for not giving up on me. I know I wasn’t easy and still may not be, but to know that all of you love me and support me means so much, maybe words can’t describe it. My sister wasn’t able to come, but I know she wanted to and so I wanted her to know I love her and am very proud of her. Also, I just reconnected with one of my biological sisters and to know she thought of me and had the courage to find me means a lot as well. Now I don’t feel distant from my past. A big thanks to all the staff teachers, administrators and supervisors, I can’t even begin naming every one because I’d be here for a while so thank you all for everything and to all my friends here for always being there for me when I was down, but also when I was happy. It really is great to know I had friends through it all. Also, I want to thank those who I may not have agreed with because even though we had our times what was said from both sides showed me that I still have work to do and that it wasn’t right to speak to any of you the way I did so I apologize here today to all those to whom I was mean  and said out of line things.

I will forever be grateful to have had a chance to be a part of this school. Now let’s finish this the same way we started together. Thank you.

Beyond a simple “thank you,” the correspondents revealed that their . At Teachers College this week was the first week back in school, so it has been a busy.

Thank You Speech Farewell in School/College for Teachers

thank you speech for college

Most teachers do not receive the admiration and respect that they deserve. Many of them work extremely hard, dedicating their lives to educating youth. They do not do it for the paycheck; they do not do it for the praise. Instead, they teach because they want to make a difference. They enjoy putting their stamp on a child whom they believe will grow up and make a significant difference in the world.

Why Show Gratitude

Teachers have likely impacted their students in more ways than most people understand. Most adults have had teachers who have inspired them in some manner to be a better person. So, teachers deserve praise. It's important to say thank you to teachers as often as possible. Teachers love to feel appreciated. It makes them confident, which makes them better. Parents and students can have a hand in this. Take the time to show your gratitude and say thank you to your teachers and make them feel appreciated. 

25 Ways to Thank a Teacher

These 25 suggestions provide a way of showing teachers, past and present, that you care. They are in no particular order, but some are more practical if you are currently a student and others will work better if you are an adult, and no longer in school. You will need to seek permission from or interact with the school principal for a few of these ideas.

  1. Give teachers an apple. Yes, this is cliché, but they will appreciate this simple gesture because you took the time to do it.
  2. Tell them that you appreciate them. Words are powerful. Let your teachers know what you love about them and their class.
  3. Give them a gift card. Find out what their favorite restaurant or place to shop is and get them a gift card to indulge. 
  4. Bring them their favorite candy/soda. Pay attention to what they drink/snack on in class and keep them supplied periodically.
  5. Send them an email. It does not have to be a novel, but tell them how much you appreciate them or let them know what kind of impact they have made on your life.
  6. Send them flowers. This is a terrific way to say thank you to a female teacher. Flowers will always put a smile on a teacher's face.
  7. Do something memorable for their birthday whether it is giving them a cake, having the class sing happy birthday or getting them a special gift. Birthdays are momentous days that should be recognized.
  8. Write them a note. Keep it simple and let them know just how much they mean to you.
  1. Stay late and help them get organized for the next day. Teachers have plenty to do after students leave for the day. Offer to help straighten their room, empty trash, make copies or run errands.
  2. Mow their lawn. Tell them that you would like to do something special to show your appreciation and ask them if it would be OK to come over and mow their lawn.
  3. Give them tickets. Teachers love to get out and have a good time. Buy them tickets to see the newest movie, their favorite sports team or a ballet/opera/musical.
  4. Donate money toward their classroom. Teachers spend a lot of their own money on classroom supplies. Give them some cash to help ease this burden.
  5. Volunteer to cover a duty. This is a fabulous way for parents to say thank you. In general, teachers are not excited about covering duties, such as acting as the scorekeeper at a game or chaperoning a prom, so they will be extra excited when you do. Ask the principal first if it is OK.
  6. Buy them lunch. Teachers get tired of eating cafeteria food or bringing their lunch. Surprise them with a pizza or something from their favorite restaurant.
  1. Be an exemplary student. Sometimes this is the best way to say thank you. Teachers appreciate students who are never in trouble, enjoy being at school and are excited to learn.
  2. Buy them a Christmas present. It does not have to be elegant or expensive. Your teacher will appreciate anything that you get her.
  3. Volunteer. Most teachers will appreciate the extra help. Let them know that you are willing to help in any area that you may be needed. Elementary school teachers will especially appreciate this help.
  4. Bring donuts. What teacher does not love donuts? This will provide an excellent, tasty start to any teacher’s day.
  5. Contact them when they are sick. Teachers get sick too. Check on them via email or social media or text and let them know you hope they get well soon. Ask them if they need anything. They will appreciate that you took the time to check on them.
  6. Post on social media. If your child’s teacher has a Facebook account, for example, let him know how much you appreciate all the things he does.
  1. Be a supportive parent. Knowing that she has tremendous parental support makes a teacher’s job much easier. Backing a teacher's decisions is an excellent way to show your appreciation.
  2. Tell the principal how much you appreciate your teacher. The principal evaluates teachers regularly, and this type of positive feedback can factor into evaluations.
  3. Give them a hug or shake their hand. Sometimes this simple gesture can speak volumes in showing your appreciation. Be cautious when giving a hug that it is appropriate.
  4. Send them a graduation invite. Let your teachers know when you have reached a milestone such as graduating high school and/or college. They played a role in getting you there, and including them in this celebration will let them know just how much they meant to you.
  5. Do something with your life. Nothing says thank you like being a success. Teachers want the best for every student that they teach. When you are successful, they are successful because they know they had some influence on you for at least nine months of your life.
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thank you speech for college

Teachers Day is a significant occasion for both the teachers as well as the students. It is a day for the students to thank their teachers for everything they have done for their welfare. A teacher’s prime concern is only the welfare of his/her students. That’s what s/he loves to do and is involved in it 24/7. What could then be better for the students than to express their gratitude towards the teachers by delivering a delicately written Thank you speech? A Speech written especially for the purpose will hit the mark and leave the teachers spell bound. Speeches have the potential to change the course of history and mend broken relationships.

Thank you Speech for Teachers on teacher’s day, farewell day etc

Below we have given short and Long Thank You Speech for Teachers in English.

These speeches are written in simple language to make them easily memorable and to impress the audience.

These speeches can be used during the functions of Teachers Day and other similar occasions.

You will surely impress your teachers and others present if you choose one of the below given speeches for the event.

Thank you Speech for Teachers – 1

Respected Principal, Teachers and My Dear Friends!

First of all, I would like to welcome you all to the occasion of our farewell day. I have been given this opportunity to host the program today. Well, this is a very emotional moment for all of us as we are getting promoted to a new life on the one hand; whereas on the other hand we are also leaving behind our most favourite place, i.e. our school where we spent the most significant growing years of our lives.

I would like to utilize this moment to thank all our teachers who prepared us for the world outside. Our teachers have been an epitome of strength and a great pillar of support to all of us. They have been as strict as father and as loving as mother, equally caring like a friend, a strict disciplinarian and yet always so approachable. Our teachers are wonderful human beings because they have accepted all of us with all the weaknesses and have worked upon us to overcome those weaknesses.

I still remember, I joined this school in Standard V, when I used to be the shy and introvert person. I faced difficulties in speaking in public and today, I am standing here to deliver the farewell speech. This is all because of the great and loving teachers I came across in this school. They never left any stone unturned to change my personality and attitude. Needless to say, they have worked on me even more to prepare me for the outside world. A teacher is essentially a mentor and a role model for the student. The student believes in the teachers and every word they say. They are noble and selfless people coz they accept each of their student wholeheartedly without any bias and favouritism.

My parents always say, that school period is the golden period in everyone’s life and I realize it now when I stand amidst all my favourite teachers and fellow friends to bid goodbye for a newer world.

I would especially take out some moment from this event to thank Ma’m X and Sir A for being my guide always and showing me the right direction and path to walk on. It was more difficult for me than the other students to accomplish the projects and tasks you assigned to us. You both have spent extra hours and shown special care to me in order to prepare me for the ‘real world’. I still remember the day in Class XI, when I had given up and lost all hopes; both of you encouraged me in your own special way and shared examples of great people who failed in the beginning and later became famous people.

You taught us to be persistent and chase the dream without compromising on small issues; that was one of several lessons I have learnt from all of you. I am sure, all my friends would like to share the word of gratitude with our loving teachers, as we have always been very grateful to all of you.

I thank all the teachers, Principal and all other staff on behalf of the fellow students and myself.

Thank you for being an indispensable part of our lives!


Thank you Speech for Teachers – 2

Respected Principal, Respected Teachers and My Dear Fellow Students!

Today is a very emotional moment for us as it’s the last day of our school and after this event most of us will choose different paths in life. This event is organised annually, giving an opportunity to each one of us to thank each other, exchange contact details and promise each other to stay connected as long as possible; but I am a bit more lucky to get an opportunity to host this programme.

This is a special occasion for me and I am going to utilize this platform to thank the entire institution for nurturing me with so much of love and care. I would especially like to thank the teachers who have worked so hard towards educating us and transforming us from a raw to a mature and sensible individual.

I know, my life is going to change soon as I am moving to a new world entirely, where I’ll have to make my own decisions and there will be none to guide me with so much of intensity as my teachers have guided me so far. But I am sure, the lessons that I’ve learnt from my teachers here would remain forever with me.

A special thank to the Principal Sir, who trusted me and allowed me to take admission in this school even though I was late by almost 2 months due to some family mishap. This school for me is like my first home as I have spent most of the hours of my day here.

I can’t thank enough Miss A for taking care of me like a mother does to her child. There have been times when I’ve lost the hopes and she has scolded me like a mother, supported me like a friend and guided me like a mentor. Ma’am, you have not only built up my confidence, but have also taught me to be strong. You have prepared me for all the future battles and struggles. My life with you and under you has taken the best shape it ever could and I am going to miss you forever.

I would also like to thank our PT Sir, who has been very particular about the physical fitness and would not let us miss the class. Sir, though you have taught us the benefit of healthy living and physical fitness, but the best lesson I’ve learnt from you is about the time management.

While I’ve got the occasion to thank all my teachers, I can’t miss this moment to thank Miss B, our Arts teacher. For a bland person like me, she introduced ‘arts’ as sunshine. I could literally never even hold a colour pencil right, while she pushed me to win the drawing competition in standard VIII. Truly thanks, Ma’am.

This entire school is a treasure of knowledge for me and I’ve cherished each and every moment I’ve spent here. Though I am going to be physically away, I will always carry in my heart, the love, care, attention, blessing and teachings I’ve got from here.

Once again, thank you to all my teachers!

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Thank you Speech for Teachers – 3

Good morning respected principal, teachers and my dear friends.

I, on behalf of the entire school management welcome you all to this special ‘Teacher’s Day’ assembly session today.

Thank you so much to all the teachers present here in this school. We as students have been able to uplift ourselves just because of your love, care, guidance and support. Each of our teachers has been the motivation spirit for us in all respects. Being a teacher is a big time job. It is not limited to only that few hours of teaching in the classroom; it is much more beyond those hours. From preparing the teaching contents (before coming to the classrooms) to prepare the test papers; and then to conduct special mentoring sessions for their students. Everything that a teacher does is commendable with due respect to the efforts they put in.

Being a grown up, now I have realized that teachers play a very crucial role in the child’s life. Many major lessons of life beyond the defined syllabus lessons and scripted books are taught by our teachers only. They help us in building our friendship skills, our communication skills, our writing skills, our overall gesture and presentation skills, etc. Thanks to all the teachers for making us learn the tactics of overall existence.

For any school or educational centre to exist, it is very important for the teachers to be present there. Without teachers, there is nobody to dedicatedly execute the education practically for which these entities are built. For the morale upbringing of the child, presence of teacher in the life is very important. Teachers help in building the child effectively and efficiently.

We as students owe a huge amount of love, care, affection and respect towards each and every teacher that has ever been present in our life. I am obliged to have witnessed the presence of such great entities in my life. Since my kids care school till this last session of class 12th, I feel so content and complete when I look back on what I have learnt. This learning is much more than the scripted books.

The courage and confidence that’s built in me today is because of the wonderful teachers that have been a part of my journey. Thank you teachers acknowledging your efforts and dedication towards the upbringing of a child are completely incredible. My teachers have guided me like my parents and supported me like my friends. Because of which, they today hold such a special place in my heart.

Thank you teachers for making me a citizen that inherits a true character. This has been possible because of the learning given by you. I respect you all for all the deeds that you have done. Trust me existence of educational institutions without you people is just a hollow building, and I am sure the school management agrees with my thought. A teacher is by all means the most essential element in the schools. Thank you so much to each of the teacher.

Thank you everybody for being a part of this session. Please always stay connected to your teachers as they surely have something excellent to make you learn. Thank you!


Thank you Speech for Teachers – 4

Good morning to all. It is a pleasure seeing you all gathered here.

Today, through my speech I would like share a token of thanks to all the teachers that have been a part of my life.

Each teacher deserves tremendous love, care, affection and respect. We all should acknowledge the importance of presence of a teacher in our lives. They have made us capable of who we are today, they have built our character and have made us realize the path towards our dreams and towards the ultimate success. Our teachers have enabled us to identify the things that are good for us, they have helped us in knowing which path should we choose for.

Teachers are the strongest pillars on which all these educational institutions are built. It is a great achievement on being a teacher. You as individuals teach so many students and add on to the upliftment of the society by improving the literacy rate of the country. Teachers are a perfect blend of theoretical (educational) and practical (life) learning.

Thank you teachers for being the most essential inspirational source that has enabled us to be the person of dignity. You have built our character and have showcased us the path of success. You have try inspired each one of us to have dreams and have a focused approach in achieving these dreams and goals.

You as teachers have helped us brighten our future and made a person of true character because of the guidance that you have given us throughout our journey. You have nurtured us with the education and all the motivational learning. You as teachers have the power to mold the generations and make them understand the value of everything. Teachers tend to have a great emotional impact on the students due to which the learning effect from teachers is more intact and effective.

Thank you teachers for all the time that you spent on the students. Each of your small effort has made us capable of leading a great life today. Words are few but feelings are limitless to express our gratitude towards your efforts. You as teachers nurture so many children and work towards inspiring and motivating them for their own self. Presence of teacher is one’s life makes it more meaningful and drives his or her intentions on to the right path.

Though a single day has been dedicated or announced to praise the efforts of teachers; bit I would like to say you all that this entity ‘Teacher’ deserves the round of applause and appreciation every second. They are the ones who built the nation’s literacy gap and nurture the great citizens of the country.

Thank you teachers for existing in our lives and making it meaningful. You have been the parent at school. Your presence in our lives has shaped our future for the betterment of our and the overall country. Thank you for each and every thing that you have done.

Thank you! And, also a big thank to the entire audience for hearing me and also sharing your views. Thank you!


Thank you Speech for Teachers – 5

A very Good Morning to all the teachers present here and dear students. Today, we have assembled to celebrate a special day, a day when we get to thank our wonderful teachers for their contribution in transforming our lives. I am going to do just that from this dais today, on behalf of all the students of this school.

In home, our parents are our guardians, but when we step out of our homes, our teachers become our custodians. In school, there is no mother and no father, only teachers and lots of friends.

In teachers, we find a strict disciplinarian like a father and also a loving and considerate nature of a mother.  First of all, I would like to thank our teachers for being our mother and father, outside the safe precinct of our houses.

Our biological mother and father pay for our dues and other materialistic requirements, but the relationship that we share with our teachers is more spiritual than materialistic. A teacher is a mentor, a torchbearer when we are facing darkness. S/he often is our only hope when we lose confidence in our own self. Thank You teachers, for being the greatest inspiration of our lives.

A teacher’s contribution to the society and the nation is immeasurable and can’t be expressed in a single speech. A teacher is someone who has kept the interest of others above self.

Speaking of monetary benefits, the profession of a teacher is not very lucrative, yet some noble souls chose the profession passionately. Just because, they want to help mentor lives like ours. They have a passion for service towards their students. For which they deserve a huge round of applause.

They display an inexhaustible spirit in answering bravely, every question that we throw at them. Their answers never disappoint us and are always able to clear our doubts. Thank you teachers for all that academic support you give us.

Apart from helping us in academics, teachers help us in all the walks of our life. They don’t only teach us subjective knowledge but also moral values. Our conduct in the society is by and large a reflection of our culture at home and the teachings of our teachers.

Parents often pamper their child, often neglecting his/her misconduct or a bad attitude. In this case a teacher appears as a true unbiased mentor, preventing the child from being drifted away on wrong path.  Thank You teachers for being our moral guardians.

Without a teacher, students will have nowhere to go. They will be like misguided souls, lacking in motivation without a spirit to move on. A teacher is equipped with all the skills to turn a stone into a gem, to turn a dull, negligent student into a progressive and composed student.   Thank you teachers for this motivation and support.

Teachers never leave us alone on the journey of life. They share our joys, sorrows and even aspirations. We might move on and leave the teachers behind, but a teacher is always surrounded by aspiring and curious students. They smile through our faces, they cry through our failures and they cheer through our successes. Such is the level of devotion of a teacher, that s/he feels the joy of success with success of his/her student/s. Didn’t we owe a big thanks to our teachers?

Sometimes I wonder if would have achieved anything without my teachers; either in academics or in life. Even the courage to address you all from this dais today is gift of my teachers. Like me, they have inspired thousands of students, giving them a motive in life. Today, on behalf of those students, I thank the whole teacher community from the bottom of my heart.

Thank You!!



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How to write the thank you speech you'd love to receive. Read the sample Here's a reminder that may sound a bit stuffy or even 'old-school'.

Vote of Thanks Examples

thank you speech for college

Give your loved ones the thanks they deserve on this special occasion with a personalized thank you speech. Download the speech you like best by clicking on it to customize then print. If you have trouble with the document, check out the helpful Adobe Guide.

Funny Thank You Speech

If you and your family thrive on humor, give a funny graduation thank you speech. This example speech lists off obscure and hilarious ways members of your family have helped you survive high school.

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Sentimental Thank You Speech

Thanking your parents or family for all their time and love can be best received in the form of a sentimental speech. Since you don't likely get this sappy in everyday life, consider taking the opportunity to open up your emotions. The sample sentimental graduation thank you speech shares all the ways family members have supported you through your high school journey.

Group Thank You Speech

If you'd like to thank your entire immediate or extended family in one speech, this template is a great option. You'll compare each family member's contributions in your life to similar teachers and administrators at your school. This gives you the chance to quickly acknowledge everyone in the room in a meaningful way.

Ways to Personalize a Speech

You can use each of these thank you speech samples as it, but they'll mean a lot more if you add in personal details about your life and family.

  • Use the names you call people like Grammy or Nana for grandma.
  • Include short anecdotes as an example of how someone specifically helped you.
  • Change words to make it sound more like how you normally talk.
  • Open with a quote that goes with the speech theme.

How to Give a Thank You Speech

Once you've chosen and personalized your speech, you need to find the perfect way to deliver it.

Speech Occasions

There are many activities that take place to celebrate your graduation. If you are the Valedictorian or Salutatorian, you can include the thanks as part of your speech at graduation. Other places you might give your speech include:

  • Regular family dinner
  • Your graduation party
  • During pictures after graduation
  • Celebratory after graduation dinner
  • On the way to graduation ceremony

Special Touches

Take your speech to the next level by incorporating interactive elements that show your effort. Choose one special element to add during your speech to make it extra meaningful.

  • Project a slideshow of family pictures in the background.
  • Walk over to each person and share the section about them to their face.
  • Call up family members to join you on stage or in front of the group as you talk about them.
  • Create a family photo display in front of the speech area.
  • Play a song before or after the speech that echoes your sentiments.

Speech Keepsakes

Turn your speech into a lasting thank you keepsake by adding the entire speech or quotes from it to customized gifts. Include the speech on your graduation thank you cards as a special message. If you have graduation party favors, look for a way to incorporate the speech like having it printed on tasseled bookmarks. You can also go simple and frame the speech to give as gifts after you read it.

Give Thanks as You Graduate

Make your graduation even more special by taking the time to tell the important people in your life just how much they've contributed to your successes. Keep it short and sweet or gush on. Either way, your family will appreciate the sentiments.

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Thank you for your support, thank you for your caring and most of all thank you for your leadership. It has been what has set our school apart.

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