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Big day for school

Sherita Sharma
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FORTY-FIVE students graduated from the Qauia Community Kindergarten in Lami last week, the biggest batch of graduates at the preschool since its establishment in 2008.

Teacher Sikiti Toga said it was a wonderful accomplishment and that there were plans to move the centre to a higher level in the future.

"With 45 children graduating this year, an increase of 20 children from last year, I feel all that I have learnt through workshops and academic institutions have really helped me and the kindergarten as a whole," Ms Toga said.

She said the workshops and training by Save the Children Fiji had been very rewarding.

"What I learnt in Save the Children Fiji workshops included how to carry out positive discipline among children.

"It boosted my motivation to work towards the better education of the children," Ms Toga said.

"If children are taught how to develop at an early age, they will be more comfortable with the steps for learning in Class One."

SC Fiji official Barbara Ratabacaca said the organisation provided training for Early Childhood Education teachers and this covered education in emergencies and child protection.

"The increase in the number of graduating students is indeed a positive indication of how communities work together to enrol in the centre, a reflection of ECE and a good emphasis of ECE and parent involvement," Ms Ratabacaca said.


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