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College Updates: Week 2 - Term 2

Salutation:

This has been a busy week as the college focused on the two days of celebration, the ground-breaking ceremony on Friday and its 159th anniversary on Saturday. There is a jubilant mood pervading the college since the huge success of the Global Radiothon last Saturday which laid a solid platform for the occasion.


Admin Briefs

The college continues its normal classes as we ensure that we don't lose too much class times even though we're preparing hard for those two days of celebration.


Ground-breaking ceremony

Yesterday was a beautiful day! It was obvious that there have been a lot of concerted efforts from the PTA and the students to steer the preparations. Her Royal Highness, Princess Angelica Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, was accorded a red-carpet welcome at the college with the Prefects forming a Guard of Honor. She in turn honored us all by donning the sky-blue color of 'Apifo'ou for the occasion.



The next set of photos were taken from the ceremony as it unfolds.



Her Royal Highness shared a light moment with His Eminence after the ceremony. It would appear that the Patroness of Catholic Schools felt at home here at Apifo'ou.



Global Radiothon

The huge success of the Global Radiothon for the college chapel set the tone for the celebrations this weekend. It is rare for the public to see the students from Apifo'ou doing street appeal. They did very well as they collected more than $7,000. The total raised via this Radiothon, both pledged & collected, was TOP $1,069,685.75



Visit to Villa Palace

The ex-students fulfilled a traditional obligation to Her Royal Highness on Wednesday. This noble task involves the delivery of food, gifts, and entertainment. This is all part of the process of honoring the Patroness of all Catholic Schools in Tonga. The following set of photos were taken at the Villa Palace.



Behind the scene efforts!

We're indeed grateful to the Minister for Infrastructure, Hon. Seventeen Toumo'ua, for fixing the roads around the college in time for the celebrations. These set of photos showed the final touches to beautifying the college before the celebrations.



Special Visitor!

It was great to catch up with Feleti Mahoni, the rugby star of the past years at the college and with the national team, 'Ikale Tahi.



Conclusion

The celebration will continue today with the Mass at the Cathedral at 10AM, followed by the march to the college. The AGM will then take place to be concluded by the entertainments and collection of levies from ex-students. It has been wonderful so far, so please continue to pray for these history-making happenings at our college.


Viva AFC!

Ekuasi

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