Be original, teachers told

Catholic school heads during their workshop at St Joseph’s Secondary School hall in Suva. Picture: ATU RASEA

Some teachers have a habit of copying and pasting work plans from other schools.

This was highlighted by Vatukoula Convent School head teacher David Doughty during an interview with The Fiji Times last Friday, and stated this was a major drawback.

“It would be preferred if they do their own and their original plans and programs they prepare would be tailor-made to suit the individual learning needs of each particular child,” Mr Doughty said.

“A plan that has been designed for a particular school is meant for those group of children, and if it’s brought to another school, it might not work.

“So, I’m pleading to teachers to be original in their preparations and have things tailor made.”

Mr Doughty said teachers needed to get their baseline done and collect all necessary data to provide solutions on issues faced with literacy and numeracy.

“Analyse the data and plan out, strategise, implement, evaluate and keep the cycle going on.

“Literacy and numeracy is a common problem nationally and Vatukoula is no exception.

“We are having the problems raised by the teachers and doing our best, acting local, in order to achieve the results.

“I could say for Vatukoula we are picking up slowly, we were supposed to be and as expected by the ministry, slow progress but steady.”

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