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Collaboration Key To Raising Standards In Schools: Academic

Collaboration Key To Raising Standards In Schools: Academic
Teachers, managers and members of school committees of the Waitui Cluster at Rewa District School on July 7, 2018 with Radilaite Delaibatiki Cammock (seated third from left) . Photo: Selita Bolanavanua
July 14
11:00 2018

Collaboration among key stakeholders is absolutely essential in schools to raise the education standard, says an academic.

Radilaite Delaibatiki Cam­mock, a public health lecturer at Auckland University Institute of Technology, said the sharing of ideas was important.

“The schools will perform bet­ter when everyone works as a team,” she said.

She was speaking at a recent workshop for teachers, manag­ers and school committees from the Waitui Cluster in Rewa at Rewa District School.

The cluster comprises Rewa District School, Vutia District School, Nukui District School and St Joseph’s Primary School in Naililili.

She said there should be col­laboration between the teach­ers, the managers and school committees.

She said the negative behav­iour of students towards learn­ing could be due to a number of factors.

She said among them, was mental health, which was usu­ally overlooked.

Mrs Cammock said there should be mental health ser­vices for students in schools, including assessment, interven­tion, prevention, and consulta­tion.

An interface between educa­tion and mental health profes­sionals in schools should be de­veloped.

Mrs Cammock also taught the participants the importance of performing their roles. When they failed to perform to the expected level, the students suf­fered, whether they were com­mittee members or teachers.

“All of you are important. At­tending your meetings on time is one example.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

selita.bolanavanu@fijisun.com.fj

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