School progresses

Bureta District School is one of the schools in the maritime islands trying to improve its literacy by allowing the students to read more in school and in their homes. Picture: ANA MADIGIBULI

BURETA District School in Ovalau has 99 students attending classes from Year 1 to Year 8.
Bureta District School was one of the schools that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston in February, 2016.

When the Kaila! team visited the school, works were nearing completion with only a few finishing touches being made to the teacher’s quarters and
school buildings.

Government had assisted in the rebuilding of the school with students now attending classes in their newly renovated classrooms.

Not only has the school gotten an upgrade look, students’ academic results have also improved tremendously.

The school was also assisted by the Library Services of Fiji with new reading materials and library supplies.

According to the school, it received new chairs, tables, shelves and books that would help the students with literacy learning.

The school highlighted that students of Bureta were focused in improving on numeracy.

“Students use their resources like sticks and straws as a counting tool which has helped them a lot in understanding numerical concepts.

Most of the students collect their own counting materials and it has also taught them to recycle materials,” the school highlighted.

“We have fluent readers now and the students have been working hard to improve both in numeracy and literacy.”

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