Greetings Your Eminence and fellow AFC Family!
The teachers are focusing this week on revision to prepare the students well for the Mid-Year exams which will begin next Tuesday. The students are well aware of the importance of these exams.
The Quiz Team received their awards yesterday at the ceremony organized by MEIDECC. Seen here in the photo is the Team leader Soakimi Ngaluola receiving their prizes of $1,000 plus gift bags that have mobile & internet data.
Innovative Waste Recycling Competition
Another group of Form 4 students took part in the creative and recycling of bottle caps. This group was guided by another Kai Viti, Mr. David Nagata. Their story portrayed in their final product is to protect a marine species. They won first prize of $1,500. We congratulate both these groups for their achievements.
Only 3 Grades played last week due to the weather conditions in some of the fields. Grade 1 lost to Atele at Atele, 7 - 12. Grade 3 won against 'Eua High 7 - 3. Our senior 1XV beat Tailulu 18 - 5.
Our Netters opened their campaign last Friday with a good outing:
Midget A: AFC 9 - Tailulu 1; Midget B: AFC 2 = Tonga Side Schl 2; Junior A: AFC 16 - St. Andrew 0; Junior B: AFC 12 - Havelu Mid Sch 1; Inter A: AFC 15 THS 3; AFC 17 - QSC 5; Senior B: AFC 9 - QSC 6; AFC 7 - THS 3; Senior A: AFC 6 - Tailulu 9. As the results show, only the Senior A lost, and the rest all capped a win.
Last night a selected group of Ex-students gathered at the Davina Conference Room to mark the Launch of the 5-Year Master Plan of the college. The Chief Guest was none other than the Bishop of the Diocese of Tonga and Niue, Soane Patita Katinali Mafi. It was truly a joyful occasion for everyone present. Now the Plans are officially launched, the onus is on all of us now to implement them.
Seen here are some shots from last night's launching. For your information you can watch the Launching ceremony at the Letio Apifo'ou Tonga.
Mary Potter Clinic
One of the many blessings for the college was the building of the Mary Potter Clinic by the LCM Sisters and of course Sr. Fehi Taufa was the first qualified nurse to operate the clinic. She left for NZ a few years back for medical treatment.
Now we're very fortunate to secure the service of Ms. Gladys Leger, a professional nurse from NSW. As if she was God-sent, Gladys with all her experiences and multi-skills attended to all the clinical needs of the college. She sends a monthly report to my office and as you can see from her May report, Gladys is doing a marvelous job at the clinic.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the Ex-students from Melbourne and Sydney for initiating the Mentoring Process in the form of Volunteers. The project was first discussed with the ex-students from Melbourne, led by 'Unaloto & Fonomanu Lolohea, Latu Falesiu, mo e toenga 'o e Executives pea kau atu ki ai 'a Fetuani Kula mei Sydney.
Ko e polokalama 'oku mau fengaue'aki mo e Department IT Computer. Kuo 'osi ngaue 'a Fr. Mika Misinale sm ki hono set up e email accounts 'a e fanau ako 'oku nau fie kau mai ki he polokalama ni. Once the students send their details plus the subjects needed and topics, etc., the Volunteer Team searches for volunteer tutors to help the students. We're at the initial stage but the responses are heartwarming! We're grateful that Fr. Seluini has offered his professional guidance to the volunteers. Mr. Sione Tausinga has been tasked with the job to look out for prospect volunteers here in Tonga.
Once again, may I acknowledge the generous contributions and support of so many Alumni Groups of ex-students both at home and abroad.
Please take note that our Lalo Kasia Club will fund raise with a Kalapu tomorrow night at the Hall. It'll be live streamed by our very own Letio Apifo'ou Tonga. So if you would like to contribute you're more than welcome. The purpose of course is the feeding of all the sporting Teams of the college.