RCSE Meeting 24th 6:30 PM: Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

Welcome Nina Tu’i, Tuesday night’s guest speaker on SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme.

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” – Kofi Anan
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September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy

  • World Cleanup Up Day – Suva Rotaract in Lami, Lautoka Rotary & Rotaract in Rakiraki
  • Pacific Islands Literacy & Numeracy Assessment @Cafe 30 6:30PM 24th September
  • October Theme & Upcoming Events: Economic & Community Development. 1 October RCSE Board Meeting, Lunch 14 Oct Freshwater Marine Ecology and Fiji Communities, Bindiya Rashni, World Polio Day 24 October

World Cleanup Day

World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government.This Saturday the Rotaract Club of Suva will be meeting at 8:00 AM at Tikaram Park on the Lami foreshore. The Rotary Club and Rotaract Club of Lautoka are meeting at No Worries Bay (Sega Na Lega-Volivoli) in Rakiraki at 10:00 AM.

September Dinner Meeting: Pacific Islands Literacy & Numeracy Assessment. 6:30 PM, Cafe 30

[ The Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment for Year 4 and Year 6 Students ]Education Specialist Nina Tu’i is originally from New Zealand and has now lived in the Pacific for over 10 years. She started in Tonga, then Samoa and has been here in Fiji for the past 5 years. Nina Tu’i comes to us from SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme, with a specific focus on Education Research. Her background is international and community development, particularly in non-formal education. She’ll be sharing an update on the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), a regional large-scale assessment, now in its third cycle of an assessment that is implemented every 3 years. The 2018 implementation of PILNA included 15 countries and 40,000 students from Year 4 and Year 6. Contextual questionnaires were implemented fully for the first time in the 2018 PILNA cycle. This saw each student, their teacher and their head teacher completing a questionnaire. The data from these questionnaires is able to shed light on the school and home contexts, and the impact that these can have on student achievement.
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RCSE Meeting Schedule:

The Rotary Club of Suva East meets for lunch on the second Monday of the month and for dinner on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Occasionally this will change due to special events, check https://rotarysuvaeast.org, https://www.facebook.com/rotarysuvaeast/ or https://twitter.com/rotarysuvaeast for the most up to date information.

September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy

  • Sat 21 Sep 2019 World Cleanup Day: Lami & Rakiraki
  • Tue 24 Sep 2019 7:00 PM Nina Tu’i

October Theme: Economic & Community Development

  • Tue 1 Oct 2019 RCSE Board Meeting
  • Mon 14 Oct 2019 Lunch Meeting featuring Freshwater Marine Ecology and Fiji Communities with Bindiya Rashni
  • Thurs 24 Oct 2019 World Polio Day

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