Apii Avarua Year 6 students are happy to be back at school for Term 3. MELINA ETCHES/23080717
As the morning sun finally made its longed-for appearance after so many days of rain, lunches and writing utensils were being packed, and uniforms thrown on as kids prepared for their first day back at school for Term 3, which will run for eight weeks.
After two weeks of busy school holidays, during which
the 200th Arrival of Christianity celebrations and the 2023 Te Maeva Nui
festival were held, all schools in the nation started their new term of studies
Parents sighed with relief. Even though some were
frazzled, they were delighted to deliver their little ones to their respective
school grounds and to hear the sweet sounds of the school siren ring loud and
clear, marking the start of classes.
Kids too were happy and relieved to be back at school.
Apia Avarua students were running and buzzing around their schoolyard, smiling
and happy with their classmates.
“I couldn’t wait for school to start again,” said a
happy Year 6 student. “I’m tired of being at home. It’s boring, and it’s good
to see my friends again.”
School buses are also back on their usual school runs.
Motorists are reminded to slow right down where the school zones are marked for
the safety of our children.
College students are also reminded to please fasten
your helmets, slow your speed to the legal limit, and drive safely.