College Updates: Week 3 - Term 4
Greetings your Eminence and fellow Apifo’ou Family!
Symposium on Illicit Drugs: On Wednesday and Thursday, the entire nation focused on the National Symposium (Fono Fakafonua) on Illicit Drugs. It was announced that the last of such forum was held back in 1977 by Taufa’ahau Tupou IV. This time round His Majesty King Tupou VI addressed the nation on a matter that he alluded to as a national crisis. It demands national and collective efforts to address this issue. The Cardinal was one of the presenters in the panel. I happened to be in the Steering Committee, so am grateful that our Bishop is in the front line of this campaign.
Religious Education Week
As part of the preparations for the upcoming Religious Education Week, the teachers and students are redecorating their Prayer Corner in their respective classrooms. It’s really wonderful to see the students taking pride in doing such as important component of their study.
World Teachers' Day
The college celebrated WTD on Friday which coincided with the Pinktober campaign! The students prepared gifts for the teachers. Even the Principal was honored to be garlanded with a special one prepared by a student’s Mum! After the Mass, the students were happy to be released to go home around midday. The teachers had some time together doing games, Zumba, and shared a lovely lunch.
Mrs. Monika Halapio
On Friday I represented the college in the Requiem Mass for the late Mrs. Monika Halapio, the beloved Mother of Rodney Halapio and the rest of the family. May I extend to you Rodney and the family our heartfelt condolences for the passing of your beloved Mom. May she rest in the peace of Christ.
Ex-students’ Aloha Night
The Bp Finau & Sir Sofele Kakala Hall was transformed into a colorful evening as ex-students gathered for their Aloha Nite! It was wonderful to see the Hall jam-packed by ex-students who enjoyed the evening together, serenaded by the Police Band.
Yesterday, the AFC Brass Band led the March from the wharf to the college as the Fijian Community celebrated Fiji Day! It was great to see the unity among the Kai Viti in Tonga!
Cardinal Mafi’s Inaugural Golf Trophy
Yesterday at the Golf Course, the players competed in a 4-Team Ambrose for the Cardinal’s inaugural golf trophy. It was great to see a big turnout for the event. In the end it was won by the Fualu Team led by Fr. Siale Kautai.
Thank you very much to all our ex-students and friends of Apifo’ou who are supporting us in one way or another. Please remember our Levels 5 & 6 as they embark on their final exams tomorrow.