Monthly Archives: July 2015

A classroom activity on the history of Fiji at Balata High School

In the grade 9 social science syllabus, there is a unit in the Fijian curriculum which focuses on the history of Fiji. It covers the period from “Early Settlers and the Society of the Early Fijians” through to “Offer of … Continue reading

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A classroom activity on Girmit at Balata High School

For Fiji born Indians and their descendants, Girmit has played a significant role in shaping their lives. When Fiji became a British Colony, labourers were brought from India to work on sugar cane plantations. They signed up to a 5- … Continue reading

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An activity on recycling plastics at Balata High School

Undoubtedly leaving a clean and healthy environment for future generations is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Far too many times our economic greed overtakes the health of our planet and as a consequence, we risk facing devastating … Continue reading

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Programming the Pizazz robots at Balata High School

Throughout the world, in subjects like computer studies, programming robots is becoming increasingly common. As part of an outreach project supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), designed, developed and implemented a classroom … Continue reading

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QUT team visits the Ra School for Special Education

Our team from QUT spent their time with the children at the Ra Special School recently. This school is located in the town of Rakiraki – which is north west of Viti Levu (largest island in Fiji). The Japanese Government … Continue reading

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Taking a STEM approach at Balata High School

As part of an outreach project supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, our team from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), designed, developed and implemented a number of different activities that tried to kill a few birds with a few … Continue reading

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