Be a light for others

THERE is an old inspirational saying about teachers: “A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

These words basically describe many hardworking teachers out there who still believe in instilling knowledge and values into students to help them academically.

One of those persistent teachers is Bureta District School’s headteacher Maika Moroca, an individual who believes in building a good and strong educational foundation for students in his school.

He has seen the transition many young students have made from primary school level to secondary school and he is proud to have been apart of that transition.

He strongly believes in creativity, dialogue with students, raising awareness on issues and teamwork.

Mr Moroca is a trained and qualified teacher by profession with interests in teaching, history, political science and journalism.

“I had my teaching practice at Queen Victoria School, Adi Cakobau School and Pandit Shreedhar Maharaj College and was later posted to Nakurukuruvakatini Primary School in 1995,” Mr Moroca said.

“I served as a teacher in Vanuabalavu, Koro, Wainimala, Nausori, Moturiki and Ovalau.

“In 2006 I took up a job with the Department of Legislature and served at the Parliament of Fiji as a research and administrative officer for the Opposition Chamber.”

He said in 2008 he joined the US Peace Corps as a co-ordinator in language training and culture and at the end of his term with the US Peace Corps he joined Turaga/Marama magazines as manager public relations and political analyst.

“I later left to join the Vitian magazine a (subsidiary of Franklin Design) as its senior writer in development and political affairs and chief translator of English to iTaukei versions of the magazine,” he said.

Mr Moroca has been a proactive school leader and is a headteacher who makes the effort to keep abreast on government policies and legislation. Towards this end, he is a voracious reader.

“I joined the Ministry of Education again in 2010 and served at Nabitu District School. I was appointed as headteacher of Uluibau Primary School on Moturiki in 2013 until last year and was later transferred to Bureta District School as its new headteacher,” he said

“I was one of the few head teachers who submitted reports on all school activities at one time and I had received special recognition by the Minister for Education,” Mr Moroca said.

Recently Mr Moroca made submissions to the National Development Plan committee and he was a board member for the Consumer Council of Fiji and the Fiji Mahogany Trust.

He also contributed to the iTaukei translation of the preschool week 2015 theme which is “Sova ni Vuli ni Bula Sautu ni Mataka” which was considered by the Curriculum Development Unit to be used by ECE Week throughout Fiji.

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