MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We All Can Work; But Together We Win
Mrs Vikashni Sharma
It is my honor and privilege to lead Tavua College. This institution is very dear to me as I have spent most years of my teaching career here. It is one of the high performing large secondary schools in the nation with more than 950 students, 56 teaching staff and 7 support staff. The massive infrastructure speaks volume of the school and its achievements to date.
Education at its most exceptional is built on relationships. As such, we continuously foster relationships with students, parents, guardians and other stakeholders alike in order to create a meaningful and connected learning opportunity for our students. This is further developing a unique path to educate every child under our care. The school has continued with its tradition to be an outstanding school nationally across all academic, cultural and sporting areas. At an exceptional we have achieved collectively a lot in all facets of education. In addition, students are displaying good studentship habits both at the College and at the EST (Vocational) Centre with the exception of few who are been dealt according to the School’s Behavioral Management Policy. Majority of our students continue to value the encouraging learning environment that the school offers to them. Individually and collectively, we are providing every opportunity to our children at this institution to explore their talents and the results have been remarkable to date.
I am indeed grateful to my students who have aptly adapted to Covid Safety Protocols implemented by the School in conjunction with MEHA and MOHMS. It is also pleasing to note that majority of the students well-adjusted to the Virtual Teaching and Learning Platform during the prolonged school closure. Even with the resumption of face to face classes, the students are still facilitated with resource materials and accessing revisional materials from the School Moodle Platform.
“Believe and Achieve” has been the embedded theme which continuously reminds the students and teachers of the high expectations for the year. We strongly believe that when our students leave school, they not only graduate with tremendous communication, quantitative and creative problem solving skills but with a connection to and empathy for the world beyond our College.
I would like to acknowledge the support of the School Management. Appreciation is also extended to the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Officials at the Head Quarters, the Divisional Education Officer, Western and the Senior Education Advisor, Ba/Tavua Education District Office and his support staff. The Ex-Scholars especially Mr Pravin Kumar of Lotus Foreign Exchange for contributing enormously towards the construction of the School Auditorium are thanked for their assistance. The Business Houses, Service Providers, Sponsors, Principals, Head Teachers, Police Department, Social Welfare Department, District Office, Medical Team, Parents, Guardians and other Partner Agencies are wholeheartedly thanked for their co-operation. Rotary Fiji Schools Project Coordinator is also thanked for the generous contributions to the school.
The Vice Principal and Assistant Principal with my dynamic team of teachers, ancillary staff and good students, we are optimistic of achieving the set targets for this year. However, it is a humble plea to those parents/guardians who do not prioritize their children’s education to change their mindset and turn up for parental meetings for the benefit of their children. Every parent plays pivotal role and my plea to all is to please ensure that your child’s attendance to school is punctual. Now that the Ministry for Education has taken the financial burden from the parents, the responsibility is on us to ensure our children are in the school. Our children are in the digital era, however, nothing can stop us from fulfilling our roles more responsibly as Motivators and Supervisors for “Our Children.”
Finally, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to all those associated with Tavua College and have lost their loved ones this year.
To all viewers, I wish to invite you to visit the College, as you will feel the familial warmth and love for learning that is part of what makes Tavua College, the exceptional school it is.
A Blessed 2022 to one and all.