Never before have parents had such insight into the work teachers do, with remote learning bringing school into the home.
As a result, teachers like Jordan Farrugia have felt greater appreciation from the community.
"I think so - during parent-teacher interviews, there was definitely that positive feedback," she said.
World Teachers' Day is an opportunity to thank the educators who have led students through a turbulent year.
As a second-year teacher, Ms Farrugia has looked to her more experienced colleagues like Chris Telford.
"I thought that coming out as a first-year teacher this year would be a really hard gig," Ms Telford said.
"But they'll be magnificent teachers.
"They've had to adapt and be flexible, and those are key skills.
"At the start of remote learning, an ex-student of mine was starting out on her teaching career and I said to her, 'If you survive this, you're in for the long haul'.
"It's certainly been unique."
Ms Telford, who has been a teacher for nearly 40 years, said there were parts of remote learning that were positive.
"We tended to give the kids a module of work to do over a number of weeks, and they could actually set themselves to do that," she said.
"It give them an opportunity to plan their timetable to work when it suited them, not when it suits them between 8.30am and 3.30pm.
"I think there's lessons in that."
Ms Farrugia said not being able to check in casually with students and colleagues was a challenge.
"Being in the classroom reinforces that's where we want to be," she said.
"Students got through the year, so they can do anything now.
"They essentially did a year of university learning, so they're already prepped."
Year 12 students have completed their formal classes and now head into the exam period.
"They all seemed ready to leave, even though they wanted to be back," Ms Telford said.
"They're a bit apprehensive about what's coming up, but they're ready to go."
IN OTHER NEWS:
World Teachers Day is held internationally in early October; as it falls during the school holidays in Australia, it is marked later and is being celebrated by the teachers' institute on October 30 in 2020.
Ms Telford agreed 2020 had shone a light on the profession, with more positive messaging about teaching in the media.
"I would encourage people to go into teaching - we need more teachers and we need young people with energy and passion and who want to make a difference," she said.
"Give it a go."