College Updates: Week 6 - Term 4
Greetings your eminence and fellow AFC Family!
~ This is week 6 of Term 4. The Junior Forms 1 - 4 have completed their Final Exams and together we offered up a Thanksgiving Mass today.
~ The Forms 5's & 6's have also completed their Study Week and are ready to embark on their external exams which will begin on Tuesday since Monday is a public holiday.
~ The Annual Prize-Giving for the college will be held on Friday 20th of November. Please be informed that the usual sponsorships and donors for the upcoming event have already paid up. Others who want to sponsor a Prize or Awards please contact us and we'll be eternally grateful while your names will be honored on the day.
~ The Official Opening of the new 10 classrooms will be held on Tuesday, 1st of December. The Secretary for the Reconstruction Committee, Mr. Sakopo Lolohea, will soon circulate the tentative program for the day.
~ Marking of our 155th Anniversary. The celebrations of this milestone will be on the same day with the opening of the new classrooms. It is planned that the students, teachers, ex-students, parents, and friends of the college will have lunch together at the Hall. Afterwards, we'll have the ex-students donate their $10 annual levy to the college.
Vito Ongolea from Lapaha, an ex-student of the college, has demonstrated his skills by painting the school's Logo and Shield on the end wall of the newest building opposite the tennis court (photo 010). He did one earlier at the corner of the Level 1 classrooms which can be seen clearly along the road to Houmakelikao.
Photo 015 shows the good progress of the construction works carried out by Ca'Bella. The 3 buildings are more than 50% toward completion and they have 4 more weeks to accomplish that.
Lalo Kasia Club
The Lalo Kasia Club (photo 021), led by the President, Mr. Laimoto Sakalia, has been instrumental in supporting the activities of the college. They have been feeding the Ca'Bella contractors as a token of appreciation for their contribution to AFC.
I was blessed today with the opportunity to offer the Thanksgiving Mass for Takuilau College (photos 025 & 039). Special intentions were for the exams' students. I was delighted with the invitation and a chance to acknowledge the wonderful efforts that the staff and students of our sister college are doing there. Keep it up Takuilau!
USP Consultation Session
I attended the consultation session with the Director and staff from the University of the South Pacific, Tonga Campus, yesterday (photo 005). As you know, Apifo'ou College is one of the few secondary schools that actively engage with the university given that our Form 7 students enroll there. The college will continue with this pathway in the years to come.
May I extend to you, one and all, our sincere gratitude for your continuous support up to this juncture. Please continue to keep our exams' students in your prayers.