Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family!
Yesterday was a joyful day for the college as we were able to celebrate the Eucharist together at the college for the first time this year. Unfortunately, the whole Apifo'ou Family was not present due to the ongoing restrictions from the Ministry of Health. It's paramount that we continue to safeguard the lives of our teachers and students. And so, only the senior Forms attended the Mass yesterday.
The Eucharist coincided with the Induction of the 67 Prefects of the college for 2022. The Head Boy, Kasitaniti Halaholo hails from Pea and his Deputy, 'Anasi Suluka, is from Fahefa. The Head Girl and her Deputy are both from Ma'ufanga, Malia Leone and Malia Kaihea, respectively. The celebration was lively and colourful. The parents and guardians of the Prefects were all present. This was followed by a shared lunch prepared by the college and the parents.
A special feature in our Induction ceremony is that the parents of the Prefects do the honour of pinning the badges on them. We've done this since 2019 and I believe this solemn gesture has a profound effect on both the Prefects and their parents.
The Levels 1 - 4 returned to school this week. Like the senior students it was such a joy to welcome all the students back. The Level 1 returned to school yesterday and there was no question about their excitement and readiness to begin!
It's heartening to see the parents fully commit themselves to the dropping off and picking up of their children in the morning and after school.
Support from Ex-students
The gestures of support from ex-students are still coming in from different parts of the world. The HOD for the Commerce Department, Viliami Po'ese, and the members were extremely grateful for the Acc/Eco textbooks that were sent from Viliami Sevele and Fetuani Kula, two of our faithful Volunteers in Australia. Frankly, this means a lot to the college but especially to our students who stand to benefit.
Seen above are Tupou Palelei and Maxie Leha'uli presenting copies of the novel 'The Pearl' which were donated by their 72'/73 Alumni group based in the USA.
Seen here above are some of the 75/80 Alumni welcoming and then farewelling Frances Mateo who traveled from the US to attend a family funeral. Bon voyage Sisi!
May I extend to you all our sincere gratitude for your prayers and support for the college. Now that the whole school is back on campus and in full operation mode, we humbly request your prayers as this will be a non-stop flight until December!