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College Updates: Week 4 - Term 3

Salutation

Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family! Trust this finds you all in good health despite the ongoing threats from COVID.


Admin Briefs

This is the 4th week of Term 3 and our focus is the coverage of the syllabus.


Reports Distribution

On Monday this week we managed to distribute the students' Reports for the first half of the year. This Report basically covers the 30% first Assessment and the 70% from the Mid-Year exams.


We were delighted to see the good turn-out of parents for this important event. This was a wonderful opportunity to engage parents in dialogue with the teachers. Collectively, they'll look at the progress of their sons and daughters to gauge what sort of intervention practices may be needed to improve their learning outcomes.

Above are Mrs. Losana Katavake and Mrs. Fekita Moimoi, our Biology teachers, attending to the queries of parents and students.

Mr. Sione Fetu'u'aho and colleagues along the corridors of St. Thomas Block engaging in dialogue with parents.

Mrs. Losana Masima, Level 2 Coordinator, with parents and students.

Ms. Luseane Talalima and colleagues engaging parents throughout the day.

The Forms 6 teachers had the luxury of their classrooms to have more privacy with the students and their parents.

Ms. Fololeni Fatai guiding her students. Even though she has retired, Fololeni continues to do what she does best, teaching English.

Coordinator for Level 6, Sr. Sesilia Alamoti, seen here engaged in dialogue with a parent and student. Below, Mrs. Kaloni Havili, HOD English, spending quality time with parents and students.


Sports

The Netball and Soccer Teams of the college are doing very well respectively. Their competitions will continue this week.


Our rugby Teams have 4 Grades to continue this week: 1B, 2A, 3, and 1XV. The other Grades are out of the competitions: 1A, 2B, 4, and 5. At the assembly we acknowledged these Teams' good efforts and wish them all the best for next year!

Grade 1B displayed fine rugby skills as they outclassed Tonga Side School 17-5.

From the body languages of the Grade 4 coaches above, one can tell that the Team has been given some tough talking for the second half!

Even though they lost to Toloa, the Grade 2A showed lots of guts. There were times during the game that the champion Team from Toloa was driven back!


Below, in the spirit of sportsmanship the two Teams with their die-hard supporters later posed for a souvenir photo.


Master Plan Team and Committee Chairs

Last Saturday the Master Plan Team together with members of the Board received reports from the Chairpersons of the different committees. This is part of the process that will eventuate in the drafting of the Annual Operation Plan for this year.


Below is the Chairman for the Finance Committee, Mr. Lakei Fifita, presenting his report.


Application approved

Last year we applied for funds from the Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd and was unsuccessful. This year we re-applied and bingo, we got lucky! Perhaps the late Director Mrs. Kilisitina Pome'e Fatu was praying for Apifo'ou, or may have influenced the decision!


The amount hasn't been disclosed but the signing was done last week (below).

The proposed project will be named "The Center of Excellence in Memory of Mrs. Kilisitina Pome'e Fatu".

This tented study area is too flashy! But the idea has the same design. The rectangular area seen below beside the Admin Block, running adjacent to the Science Block and Form 7, is the targeted site. Once it's done we'll conduct assemblies or any other gatherings there. The center will be utilized for Oratory and Debate competitions between different Forms and Levels. Talents Quests and concerts may be held there as well. The Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd will contribute to the funding of this project as the major sponsor. We'll then look for prospect sponsors/benefactors from the different Alumni Groups.


Conclusion

We continue to celebrate Mass weekly and offer up the various intentions of the greater Apifo'ou Family.


I'm happy to inform you all that Fr. 'Ofa Vaihu sm will be discharged this weekend. He has responded well to the medication which has thus sped up his recovery. Thank you all for your prayers and support for Fr 'Ofa.


Viva AFC!

Ekuasi

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