College Updates: Week 1 - Term 4
Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family! Trust this finds you all in good health with your respective families despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
~ This is the first week of the 4th and final Term for this academic year 2020. It's also the final week for the afternoon study. I'd like to extend our sincere gratitude to Fr. Taniela 'Enosi and the Hihifo Parishioners for feeding the students this week.
~ Red Fire! On Wednesday as part of the campaign for Climate Change, the whole school was a sea of red (038)! This was a national campaign led by MEIDECC, the Ministry responsible for raising general awareness for climate change. This reminds me of the Marist Brothers High School in Suva because their theme song and cheers in sports and rugby is Red Fire!
~ La'a Hopo 'o e Lalo Kasia 01/07 completed their wonderful project of painting the 5 classrooms of Level 1. The icing on the cake was the painting of the college's logo and shield outside the Form 1M classroom. You can see from the smiles on the faces of the students how proud and happy they are (photo 028).
~ Industrial Arts: 14 students today completed their various projects as part of the Assessments prior to the exams. Seen here in photo 064 are the students with their Certificates beside their respective project. I must say they look very impressive under the guidance of Mr. Paulo Tonga.
~ Our Form 6 lass Sesilia Cocker won 2nd Prize in the National Essay Competition as part of the Climate Change Week. Seen here in photo 102 is Sesilia with her English teacher, Mr. David Nagata. Congratulation Sesi!
Today we planted a variety of trees for the second phase of our Botanical Garden. We managed to buy some from the Agriculture Deptartment at Tokomololo while some were donated.
Fruit Trees: Tapanima 40, Fekika 100, Peanut Tree 80, Avocado 20, Breadfruit 60, Lemon Cola 50.
Traditional Trees: Maile 33, Mapa 10, Hehea 20, Heavula 20.
All in all we planted about 500 assorted trees today. Our next planting day will be next month after the exams.
Surely, one of the hot topics around the globe now is the Letio Apifo'ou, broadcasting from East Bay in San Francisco. Well, believe it or not, Radio 'Apifo'ou will be broadcasting soon from right here at the college. On Tuesday we did a test-run of the software and other related items before our ex-students' Committee and Technicians in the US will send them over. Seen here in photo 071 are the Executives and myself trying out the necessary equipment.
Once that is established, it will be a milestone for the college and for the diocese. There are multiple benefits from having a Radio Station at the college as it will certainly maximize the quality and levels of communication among stakeholders.
Thank you very much once again for all your tireless support and prayers for our beloved Alma Mater.