College Updates: Week 8 - Term 3
Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family!
The focus this week is twofold. Firstly, the college is preparing to celebrate today with parents and teachers the PTA Day. It'll be on livestream by our Letio Apifo'ou Tonga commencing at 10 am. Secondly, the senior Forms are wrapping up the Internal and Common Assessments.
The Afternoon studies for Levels 5 & 6 are ongoing. However, some Departments are struggling to complete their coverage of syllabus such as Maths and Science. Some teachers are organizing morning classes from 6 - 8 am. We're indeed grateful to Mr. Taufa Halaholo who travels early from Pea to school to begin his Maths class with the Forms 6 students at 6 am.
A few of our students from Level 4 took part in the Debate and Oratory competitions to mark Justice Week. Surprisingly, AFC was the only college that participated in the Debate as the rest of the Teams were Youth Groups! Nonetheless, our Debate Team stood their ground and battled to the end! Essentially, it’s not so much about the outcome but rather the benefits for the students as they maximize their skills and confidence.
As part of the public awareness for schools, a Team from the Ministry led by our very own judge Mrs. Loupua Pahulu, presented the gist of their service during our college assembly. The college was delighted to know that most of the officers that came are ex-scholars of AFC.
At the final of the U16 Girls soccer competition yesterday, our Team came out victorious against Tailulu college. Congratulations to Mele Leakona for guiding the students to victory.
However, Takuilau added yet another milestone to their huge achievements this year by claiming the Soccer title after beating Lavengamalie in the final yesterday. We’ll await the invitation for another kaipola! Congratulations Takuilau!
Ex-students’ Activities and Projects
Various Alumni Groups are conducting their own projects to help the college. Last week we did a Laying of Foundation ceremony for the new Notice Board for the school. This initiative belongs to the 97 – 2003 ex-students. The majority in this group are females led by 'Alisi Tatafu, Malia Nive, Numa Fa’asolo, etc. The only male and chief carpenter is Sione Tatafu, the son of the late Taufa Tatafu, who constructed the Hall.
On Thursday evening the Ex-students of St. Anthony of Padua in Nuku’alofa launched their official fundraising drive for the Chapel at the college. It started off with the Mass led by the PP Fr. Loni Mafi then the gathering down at the Conference Room. It was very encouraging to see the good turn-out of ex-students, in particular one Mr. Vakautapola Ve’ehala.
Last night at the college Hall, the Fetu’uhopo ‘o e Lalo Kasia held their fundraising Ball. The Hall was temporarily transformed into a Town Hall! The unique styles of decorations which were illuminated by different lighting systems were awesome! The dresses and tuxedos were equally stylish! The dancing floor was opened by a special waltz led by the Chief Guest, Monsignor Lutoviko Finau.
Teachers on duty
We’re grateful to a few teachers who have shown renewed commitment to their duties outside of the classrooms. Seen here are Saane and Edwina manning the pedestrians crossing to ensure the safety of the students. Well done & keep it up!
May I extend to you our sincere gratitude for the prayers and support over the week especially with the funeral of the late Vilisite Vakaloloma.
May the Almighty God continue to bless the Apifo’ou Family through the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.