KAILA - Adi Cakobau School students participated in a workshop last week which gave them guidelines on how to draw up their submissions to the Constitutional Committee.
Both the school's 600 students and 36 teachers were part of the workshop which was organised by Substance Abuse Advisory Council education officer Talica Malani who was also a former student and head girl of the school.
The students were given tips on how best to draw up a submission that will give them a chance to give a meaningful contribution to the country.
The students of ACS will be likely to make substantive submissions to the Constitutional Committee in the near future. Other schools around Fiji too have made submissions to this Constitutional Committee, which will be drafting a Constitution, which will be the supreme law of our country. The Constitutional Committee is currently travelling the country hearing submissions from various people, organisations and villages in Fiji.
Meanwhile the teachers of Adi Cakobau were also given a professional development presentation by NSAAC where they were reminded of their roles in moulding and preparing students for their upcoming annual and external examinations.
Malani says term three is when both students and teachers are academically pressured and she urges the teachers to communicate with the students in order to ensure the students never lose the urgency of improving in the classrooms, especially with exams just around the corner.
"Teachers must have a balance and holistic approach in dealing with students whose academic results have dropped. There is a need to spend more time with students especially those who are slacking down or who are weak"
"We must be able to communicate with the students, develop their trust so that they open up and share their personal problems. On top of that we should be their role models," Malani says.