College Updates: Week 9 - Term 1
Lenten greetings your Eminence, Cardinal Paini Mafi, and fellow Apifo'ou Family!
As we enter into this Holy Week, I pray that the special blessings and graces of this solemn week will indwell within our hearts and our homes.
The 1st Assessment was completed today and very grateful that we're able to do that before we break for the Holy Week celebrations. An important activity that the college took part in was the Easter Choral Festival organised by the Tourism Industry. The school's Choir under the professional guidance of Sipinoti Moimoi and Sitani Kisina wowed the audience at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall last night. They featured two items, Ave Maria and 'O Mau Ka Tui. You can watch the coverage of the event on our Letio Apifo'ou Tonga FB Page.
As the Choir harmoniously sang the Ave Maria, the background showed footage from the Passion of Christ.
We're indeed grateful to the staff and students for their commitment to remain focus on the exams despite the extra-curricular activities that are going on.
Our athletes continue their training for the upcoming Inter-Collegiate Athletic competition at the end of the month. They will remain in camp during the Holy Week as they maintain their discipline and focus.
The Ex-students 94 - 01 Ta'u Koula donated $1,000 to the Squad. We're very grateful to these die-hard ex-students for this generous donation. In fact, this Alumni Group has always been active and supportive from day one.
Seen here are the representatives from the Ta'u Koula Alumni Group presenting their donation. Malo lahi e 'ofa mo e poupou ki he fanau.
The college is fielding 3 Teams in the NRL competitions. The U16 Girls drew with Takuilau last week, 8 all. The boys won both their games: U16 beat Liahona II, 44 - 0, and the U18 beat 'Atele 20-18. The players were very fortunate to have had some professional help from Australia.
Kilisitina Pome'e Fatu Dentistry
The school's Dentistry was in operation this week as dentists from the hospital treated the students that required dental care. Our students are very fortunate that they don't have to go to the hospital for their dental check-up.
'Unaloto Latu (RIP)
It's always heartbreaking when we lose ex-students that are still young with what may seem like a promising future ahead. Well, last week we buried the late 'Unaloto Latu, the younger brother of the current HOD Maths at the college, Tuiaki Latu. May his soul rest in the eternal peace of Christ.
As usual the college fulfills its obligation of paying homage to the family of the deceased. RIP 'Unaloto.
May I extend to you all our sincere gratitude for your ongoing prayers and support for the college.
May I wish you all, the Apifo'ou Family, at home and abroad, a blessed and grace-filled Easter!