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College Updates: Wk 5 - Term 2


Greetings your Eminence and fellow AFC Family! Trust this finds you all and your respective families in good health despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

Admin Briefs:

~ This is week 5 of Term 2. The focus for this week is ongoing coverage of syllabi. The pressure of course is on the exams Forms as we target to complete the coverage by the end of July.

~ It’s heartening to see teachers arranging to have evening classes at this time! The teachers are being to play smart, meaning that they have to find time to make up for lost times. Once rugby, netball, soccer, and volley ball begin on the 28th they’ll take up lots of quality study time.

~ A few teachers have gone ahead and organized evening classes this week knowing that tomorrow is a Holiday of Obligation because of the Feast of Ascension. Fr. Mika started evening classes with his IT students.

Mrs. Makalita Kiutau ‘Otumuli with her Science students:

Mr. Taufa Halaholo with his Math’s students:

~ The teachers are now enjoying the night classes as they have brighter classrooms and labs!

AFC Quiz Team:

The Form 4 Quiz Team took part in the national Quiz competition sponsored by the Ministry that looks after the environment. Yesterday they faced Tonga High School in the elimination round. In the end of the 3rd round they lost 10 -14. However, they gave THS a big scare as they won the 1st round and drew in the 2nd. Our Team did better in the subject questions while THS knew more on general knowledge such as the airport in Ha’apai!

The Quiz Team was invited up on stage during the assembly on Tuesday and the college honored them and pledged their support. It’s a long Marist tradition that whenever one or many students represent the college, they know that they’re going with the blessings of the whole Apifo’ou Family.

It was great news that the Organizers contacted me last night that AFC is qualified for the quarter final since we had the smallest of the margins compared to other schools. They informed that our Team will face THS again. However, I requested that we meet another school and leave THS for the final, saves the best for the last! So tomorrow our Quiz Team will face Tailulu College.

Sports Training:

It’s a sight to behold as all the grounds at the college are occupied by the different Teams in training: Rugby, Netball, Soccer, and Volley Ball. Even the Car park is being improvised as a Netball training area!

Donated Items from NZ:

Our newest benefactors are Mr. & Mrs. Dicker. They organized the collection of assorted items from microscopic to text books, training gears to novels, etc. You can see from this photo the smiling faces of the two Deputies, Mrs. Kaunga Taulua and Mr. Vili Fuapau. The other two teachers are testing out the lens of the microscope, Taufa and Paulo!!

Brass Band:

Since the Brass Band group moved from the Home Economics to the Industrial Arts block they have been trying to do a facelift to the place. This week they are painting the interior to make brighten up the place! Thanks to Sitani and the senior Brass Band students for the initiative.

Agriculture Project:

Each time I take a drive to visit our Cassava plantations I’m simply awed! All our cassava plots are growing very well and there’s less need now to worry about the weeds as their heights now form an umbrella-type shade.


You may notice that I’ve changed the format for the weekly updates. I hope this will be better received by everyone as lots of email accounts are bounced back due to the mega size of the photos!

Our best wishes to the Executives of the Ex-students Association in the United States as they’ll conduct their Radio Appeal concert this weekend.

May I extend to you all our sincere gratitude for your prayers and support for our beloved school, Apifo’ou College.

Happy Feast Day of the Ascension in advance!

Viva AFC!


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