Looking Back 2023 July

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Picture: ANA MADIGIBULI

New school opens

The newly constructed Nasau Secondary School opens in the highlands of Ra. A total of 110 students attended the school since it opened last year. The project was funded by the Japanese Government. It cost $540,134.

A lot of young people participated in the Yellow Ribbon empathy walk organised by the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS). Established in 2008, the program has taught the value of giving second chances to Fijians who are incarcerated. Every year it draws the attention of a lot of young people. Many sign up annually to take part in the walk, simply showing their support for the cause.

Queen Victoria School in Matavatucou, Tailevu had their cadet passing-out parade at the school’s ground. The students had learned the drill in just one week, showcasing an outstanding parade to those in attendance. Reviewing the parade was the Prime Minister and former QVS student, Sitiveni Rabuka.

The Fiji Special Olympics team had won three gold, six silver and four bronze at the World Special Olympics Games in Berlin. The 13 medals won by the team showed their hard work and commitment to putting Fiji’s name on the world map in the special Olympics.

The Wainibuka Secondary School under-19 side made it to the Vodafone Deans Eastern Zone Secondary School Rugby semi-final competition for the first time. They managed to secure a spot in the semi-final after barely making it against a strong Sila Central High School side in the quarter-final.

After 70 years of serving the Queen Victoria School passing-out parade, the old parade colour (flag) was decommissioned. The old colour was first presented by the late statesman, Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna. The new colour was handed over to the school by the Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka.

The Navesau Adventist High School’s climate-smart agriculture and resilient school garden project was commissioned in Wainibuka, Tailevu. The Canadian funded Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) project was implemented as a comprehensive school garden that utilises drip irrigation techniques.

Nabasovi District School in Koro Island had its weekend camp. More than 90 students were divided into their various clubs – the Brownies, the Girl Guides, the Red Cross and the Scouts. The students participated in various activities and community work.

Kaiviti Silktail rugby players attended a vocational certificate IV youth work program. The program sees players focus their energy on developing future career opportunities and advancing their performance on the field. The program is funded through Training Services NSW and is delivered by VERTO.

From July 24 to July 28 students from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) participated in organised activities to mark ECE week. The theme for last year was “Early Learning Matters: Learning through Connections”. The Central Division celebration was held in Nausori where ECE students from Rewa, Naitasiri and Tailevu participated.

The Weightlifting Fiji team hosted to warm reception in Suva after winning medals at the Commonwealth Championships in India. They were congratulated by the Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka. The seven member squad aged 15 to 26 won five medals at the competition.

The Lautoka Primary Schools Rugby Festival was held at the Lautoka Central Primary School. Many rugby players from schools around Lautoka were part of the rugby festival.

 

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