Department of Commerce
Mrs Samita Mala Kumar
HOD Commercial Studies
Warm greetings from the Commerce Department
The academic year began on the 13th of January with a little disruption by cyclone Tino on the 17th. We had managed to see the following activities: The Prefects Induction, PTI & PTA, Inter-house competition, Short Test 1 and Short Test 2 and the Taveuni Zone Meet until week 10. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic school closed on the 20th of March and reopened on the 29th of June. During this long unexpected break, teachers prepared worksheets which were later collected by the parents/guardians so that children stay connected to their studies. Having mentioned this, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those parents who ensured that their children spent enough time on their studies so that the teaching and learning process is easier when teachers and students return to school.
It took a little while for the students to settle in to the new term and coverage began with the realigned curriculum. The department prepared a new plan to ensure that coverage was completed in the new time frame given and at the same time ensuring that no coverage was not rushed over. We all kept abreast with the changes and consulted each other and the higher authorities as per need. All extra curricula activities which were time consuming were put on hold this year so that enough time could be dedicated to coverage completion and preparation for examinations.
The Commerce Department members have been working as a team to ensure that the student’s educational needs are met. I would like to acknowledge my team for their tremendous efforts and their support. I would also like to acknowledge the assistance provided by the school administration for meeting department needs.
To the parents, you are the pillar of strength for the children and for our school. We will continue to seek for your assistance in shaping the children for a better future. To the students, you will reap the benefits of your hard work so continue working until your goal is reached.
Finally, while we are fortunate that we have seen fewer COVID-19 cases in Fiji compared to many other countries, its threats are far from over therefore take precaution and stay safe. On behalf of the Commerce Department.