Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family!
This is week 2 of the third Term and truly time has really flown by!
Major events for this week involved the following:
~ Distribution of Mid-Year Reports
~ World Teachers' Day
~ Recording of the college Cheering Squad for MMT
~ Prefects' Gathering
Cheering for the MMT
The Digicel came to record the cheering item of the college for the national league Team, Mate Ma'a Tonga. The St. Mary's campus represented the college this time.
Seen above and below, the teachers also had to rally behind our Cheering Squad!
The distribution of Reports is an important event for the college. The report serves as a yard-stick to indicate where the students are as far as their progress is concerned. Those vital information will help parents and teachers to map out what sort of intervention practices may be needed by the students prior to the final and external exams. The exercise was held at the respective classrooms of the students. This is important as the parents need private and quality time to discuss issues relating to the progress of their children with the teachers concerned.
World Teachers' Day
The celebration of the World Teachers' Day this year was somewhat low-key. However, the students were still able to honor their teachers with gifts.
The gathering of the Prefects from all the Secondary Schools on Tongatapu is now an annual event. The Principals' Association formulated the idea to help bridge the gaps that often spark hostility among the schools. As Chairperson of the Principals' Association, I've tried to motivate my fellow Principals in this regard. I'm indeed glad to say that we're working very closely together. You may notice that very rarely now do we see violence in Nuku'alofa as in previous years. Ten Prefects from the schools co-patrol in town every Friday together with the Police.
Seen below is the presentation of a monetary gift to the outgoing CEO for the Education Dept., Dr. Tangikina Moimoi Steen. She'll leave us at the end of this month.
The following souvenir pictorials are from the gathering yesterday.
Marist Club New Outfit
The gift of a new outfit for our Marist Rugby Club arrived at an opportune time from France. This was donated by Toma'akino, an ex-student and Marist, currently playing in France. His brother was present at the occasion to represent the family. The jerseys were also meant to honor their former coach and mentor, the late Fr. Seluini 'Akau'ola sm.