Category Archives: Balata High School

Andrew’s reflections of Naidovi, Balata and Toko schools – February 2015

It is quite rare to come across individuals (let alone students) who believe in undertaking proactive steps in their own time and using their own resources to enhance the quality of education in the developing world. Andrew Iddles is one of … Continue reading

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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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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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A talented team heading to Balata High School: Thanks to the New Colombo Plan

A team of staff and students from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane will head to Fiji at the end of this semester. They will engage with teachers and students at Balata High School in Tavua and surrounding schools. … Continue reading

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