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College Updates: Week 7 - Term 2

Salutation

Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family!


Admin Briefs

* This is week 7 of Term 2. The focus for this week is ongoing coverage of the syllabus and at the same time to prepare for the first Common Paper Assessment (CPA). Due to the time factor, we've decided to replace the Mid-Year Exams with two CPA's and then still hold the final exams at the end of the year.

* To show allegiance to the rest of the nation today we decided to put on a 'Red' colour mufti-day! And Apifo'ou was a sea of red today! Seen below are snapshots from our MMT support day!















Physics Teacher

During Mass today we bid farewell to our Physics teacher for Form 6. Mr. Mitieli Lotawa joined us three years ago after he was laid off by the Palu Aviation & Co. Now that the company is up and running again, Mr. Lotawa has to return to his former profession as an aviation engineer.


As if the heavens heard our plea for a replacement for Mr. Lotawa, Mrs. Siosi Tapueluelu showed up on our doorstep! Siosi taught here at AFC a couple of years ago but had to move to Chanel College in Vava'u since her late husband was the Chief of Police there. Welcome Siosi! Seen below is the HOD Science, Mrs. Makalita 'Otumuli with Mr. Lotawa and Mrs. Tapueluelu conducting the handover procedure.

Seen below is Makalita presenting a small token of appreciation to Mr. Lotawa.


TVET

The talk of these day at Apifo'ou is the TVET Section. For the first time the staff and students are engaging in activities that generate interests and enthusiasm. These are hands-on jobs and the students are loving every bit of it! With the guidance of their new engineer and supervisor Mr. Lavakei'aho, the students are now able to conduct basic engine services such as changing and cleaning the oil.


Seen above are TVET students laying the tiles in the Dentistry block. Seen below are the students in the Engineering section closely supervised by Mr. Lavakei'aho.



Seen above are the Carpentry students helping Mr. Pila Havili to put up the chain-links for the fence. This completes the Shannon Frizell's project.


Seen below are the Engineering students and staff after the blessing of their new safety boots.


Otago University

AFC is one of the 7 selected schools to pilot the aid program designed by Otago University for the Levels 2 & 3. A Team from the Otago's CDU came to the college to do a presentation on the program and also donated items to help with this project.


Pastoral Care

Despite the hectic programs at the college I'm grateful that I still have time to reach out to key people who have played a vital part in helping the college over the years.

Seen above is a die-hard Apifo'ou ex-student and supporter, Mr. Kue'a 'Apikotoa. Mr. 'Apikotoa was admitted at the hospital but he's now picking up well. And below is Mrs. 'Ana 'Akau'ola as I visited her home to wish her Happy 91st Birthday! Judging by her look and energetic comportment, 'Ana will certainly reach 90, God willing!


Conclusion

Thank you very much, one and all, for your continuous prayers and support for our beloved college.


Viva AFC!

Ekuasi

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