College Updates: Week 2 - Term 4
Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family!
This is the second week of the final Term. The morale at the college is high after the spectacular performances of our students in the Climate Change Week's competition organised by MEIDECC. The school's choir won first place with a cash prize of $3,000. Alongside the choir were 6 of our students ranging from Forms 2 - 6 winning their Speech competitions.
We have a new kid on the block, Mr. Haukinima Mafi from Ha'asini, who composed the winning song of the competition. His name will now be added to the litany of music legends at the college such as Sitani Foliaki, Knight Sir. Sofele Kakala, and many more. However, some of the teachers reckoned that Mr. Mafi needs to compose 10 other winning songs to deserve a place on the school's Hall of Fame!
Winning speech writer, Soakimi Ngaluola (F4), bowed to the Hon. Prime Minister after collecting his prize of $1,000.
The other winners are seen below from L-R: Akata 'Ahovelo, Vasitai Ma'afu, La'ie Uasi, and Malia 'Olie.
Likamoana Kautoke (F2) became 3rd and is seen below with his proud family.
High morale at the college
Walking around the college, one can see and feel a 'spirited-free' atmosphere as students appear happy with what they're doing, either inside the classrooms or outside. This is a good sign as we approach the exams, both internal and external.
Seen above are juniors at the St. Mary's campus enjoying their 'tafue', a popular acrobatic exercise with a rope.
Below, the Form 5A creatively led the Assembly with songs & skit.
The afternoon study is ongoing and more volunteers are coming in to help with the revision program for the exams' students. We were blessed last week to secure the service of Lusia Mafi, an ex-student but is currently the HOD Science at THS. She came to help with revision with the Chemistry students.
Music Festival Sponsorship
The event took place last week but the sponsorship money just came in this week from TCC. Seen below are agents from the company presenting a cheque to AFC.
Different projects by Alumni Groups
The Stella Maris 97/03 continue to build their Notice Board for the two campuses, St. John's & St. Mary's. They're progressing well and the project is shaping up as well.
The TVET Department is currently building a Dentistry (seen below) for the college as part of the service to be provided at the school's clinic. This was made possible by AusAid as they supply the equipment etc while AFC builds the extension. This will be manned by dentists from the MoH on a regular basis.
Last Saturday, the ex-students at Va'epopua organized a Float from the Park to the Church property at the village. They then conducted the election of Office Bearers and followed by a feast and entertainment. It's wonderful to witness the vibrancy among the ex-students.
The float and convoy are on their way to the Church property
Below are the newly elected Office bearers.
And then a more relaxed atmosphere before the feast.
Va'epopua ex-students celebrating their day!
Submission of New Chapel's Plans to His Eminence, Cardinal Mafi
Yesterday, the Executives Committee of the Ex-students presented our submission to His Eminence, Cardinal Mafi, for official endorsement. The delegation was led by the President, Rev. Mon. Lutoviko Finau.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of you for the support and prayers rendered to the college.
Please continue to pray for our students as they round up revisions for the exams.