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Monday 6 February 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Education, National


Tupa, Tiere lead St Joseph’s student leadership group
The 2023 Apii St Joseph’s student leaders. Supplied/23020314

Sixteen Year 6 students were inducted as prefects at the St Joseph’s Primary School this week.

Head boy John Tupa will lead the student leadership group alongside the head girl Manava Tiere.

They were inducted with their badges and presented the leadership paddles marking the importance of their roles.

Ling Ching and Iosefa Tuteru were inducted as deputies.

School principal Savenaca Tukitoba said the leadership paddles were presented to the new leaders by the outgoing head boy and head girl.

Tukitoba said prefects were selected by teachers and within the prefects list they identified three names for head boy and head girl positions.

“So our senior management team chooses the heads and deputies.”

Apii St Joseph’s head boy John Tupa and head girl Manava Tiere holding the school’s leadership paddles. Supplied/23020315

Tukitoba’s advice to the prefects: “I am my brothers/sisters keeper. Be a light, be Jesus and be a source of peace to your young brothers and sisters in school.”

As of Friday, 168 students have enrolled with Apii St Joseph’s.

This year the school is offering religious education daily from Early Childhood Education (ECE) to Year 6 in a bid to prepare Catholic students for special sacrament for the Catholic Faith.

Year 5 and 6 will be engaging in chrome books and computers soon and ECE to Year 4 will be using iPads daily. Special needs students will also be provided iPads.

Computers were donated by ANZ Bank Cook Islands and will be set up in the school library.