College Updates: Week 4 - Term 3
Greetings your Eminence and fellow 'Apifo'ou Family!
This is week 4 of the final Term. It has been an eventful week as the students wrap up the last lots of their Internal Assessments.
The Music Department organised a Musical Concert in which the Level 6 students showcased their musical talents through solos, playing instruments, and group singing. The audience were treated to a colorful festival which everyone enjoyed.
Seen above is Sipinoti Moimoi who has just returned from New Zealand after successfully completing his study for a degree in music. Since his return Sipinoti has been instrumental in lifting the standard of musical talents and skills of the students.
The professional outfit and costumes of the students really boost their confidence!
Tonga's 'Anga Fakafonua'
This subject enables the students to learn and demonstrate their knowledge of the Tongan traditional rituals of presentation and reception during official functions. This is another opportunity for the students to show off their traditional attires.
The Form 6 students in the Industrial Arts have also completed their projects. It's wonderful to see staff & students working together to get their projects complete.
Cookery & Hospitality
The Home Economic students were also assessed in their cooking and designs technology.
Likewise, the Form 6 students were assessed in their skills in pigs castration!
For the first time the dental clinic was put into use. The Dental Team from Vaiola Hospital, led by Dr. Susi Piukala, an ex-student of the college, conducted the oral screening of the students' teeth. This is just the first step. They have identified the ones that needed further treatment but would first require parental consent.
'A'ahi ki he Ta'ahine Pilinisesi Pataloni 'o e ngaahi Ako Katolika
The President of the Ex-students' Association, Mon. Lutoviko Finau, led the delegation from all our schools and educational Institutions to visit the Patron of all Catholic schools, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku'aho yesterday. Evidently, the Princess was delighted to meet the delegation, esp. the students from our respective schools.
Esto Fidelis 84
The Esto Fidelis 84 Alumni responded generously to an SOS call from the college. The Tiling Project for the St. Mary's Campus was put on hold as we ran out of funds. Today, the guardian angels of Level 1 turned up with a generous donations of $12,000. Ten will go toward the tiling of 4 classrooms and 2,000 for Prizes for Level 1.
Once again we thank you all most sincerely for your prayers and support for the college. Please continue to pray for our students as they prepare for the upcoming final and external exams.