Eastertide Greetings your Eminence and fellow Apifo'ou Family!
This is the final week of Term 1 and indeed an eventful one. The two main events for the week was the Closing Mass on Thursday and the Career Day today (Friday).
The college Cheering Squad also took part in the Digicel Cheering competition. Like the one last year the college Cheering Team was recorded yesterday and it will be shown in the Digicel Facebook Page. The one that has the most likes/votes will win the first prize. So I appeal to all the ex-students to cast your vote for the college!
The Closing Mass is a special one as it wraps up all the efforts and activities of the Term. We continue to give thanks to the Almighty God for the many blessings and graces bestowed upon the Apifo'ou Family throughout the Term.
However, the highlight for this week is the Apifo'ou Career Day that ended an hour ago. The Career Committee: Malia Lita, Pauline Bourke, Tolisi Laitia, Norma Taukapo, Frank Katoa, Sakopo Lolohea, and Saane Paletu'a did a wonderful Job. They did practically everything by themselves, so Bravo Career Team!
Our very own Dr. Siua Halavatau, the Chief Guest. He challenged the students to aim high, remain focus, and work hard, then you'll achieve your dreams!
The garlanding team was all smiles! Malo fau e teu.
Seen above is the Vice Chancellor of Tonga National University (TNU), Dr. Tangikina Steen, and seen below is the Director of USP Atele Campus, Dr. Robin Havea.
Above and below is our very own Director for Quarantine in the Ministry of Agriculture, Siutoni Tupou, and her colleagues from the Ministry.
Below are the officers from the Ministry of Land and Survey and their stall.
There were some lucky students that received Prizes from the Quiz questions as part of the programs.
Seen above and below are the Tourism Team.
Seen below is the school Choir providing entertainments during the interlude.
Frank Enterprise booth was manned by the family's Mum, Mrs. Asela & Chris Havea.
Seen below are the colleagues from API.
The Chairman of the School Board, Mr. Frank Halafihi, presented Certificates of Acknowledgment to the the various Departments and Institutions that were present.
Seen below are the smiling faces from St. Joseph's Business College!
Seen below are Fr. Peau, Deacon Uatahausi, and parishioners from Ma'ufanga bringing food items for the Athletic Squad. Malo fau e 'ofa.
The success of the Career Day is due to the good planning and commitment of the Team led by these ladies: Malia Lita, Pauline and Norma. The men were just gofers!
Seen below is the Cheering Squad for Apifo'ou led by students of St. Mary's Campus.
The athletes from our two secondary schools on Tongatapu, AFC & TKL, had a trial day to try out their fitness levels. Our best wishes to both Teams come the Inter-Collegiate Sports in the following week.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the ex-students, individuals, families, parishes who have generously contributed to the feeding and other needs of the Athletic Squad: Fakamalo lahi atu ki he si'i kau Patele Tauhi Palokia mo e kaingalotu 'o Ma'ufanga, Houmakelikao, Pea, mo Hihifo. Fakamalo atu kia Dr. Mafi, Joyce and family, To'uako 70/71, Siale Vani Vaka'uta, Soane Laitia, Bill Falekaono and the rest.
We have one full week to slow down and recover before we embark on the athletic competition on the 24th of April. Those who wish to donate to the squad for the remaining week or so before competition starts are most welcome! We'll take a week's break but it won't be much of a break as we're going to harvest the Taro plantation of the college in the coming week as well.