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Friday, October 05, 2012
St Mary's School
A small story from the Fiji Sun - who usually have to put in a good word for the regime for the gifts and care of the rural areas etc. etc. - is about one of Labasa's primary schools in the township area.
Class 2 students of St Mary’s Primary School, Labasa celebrate Children’s Day at their school yesterday. PHOTO: LITIA BUKALIDI
By LITIA BUKALIDI
The students, parents and teachers of St Mary’s Primary school, Labasa celebrated Children’s Day, World Teachers Day and Fiji Day at their school yesterday.Leading the triple celebration was the Reverend Angela Prasad of St Thomas Anglican Church who affirmed the teachers present and encouraged the students to support their teachers.
Chief guest Principal Education Officer Seru Curuivalu said the ministry always supported the children and the crucial role of teachers in a community. ‘We should applaud the work of the teachers from a dispenser of information and turning this information into knowledge and wisdom,” he said.
The students and their parents came dressed up with colourful dresses marking the special celebration in their school. Entertainment by students, as part of the character parade was also part of the special occasion.
“Teachers prepare students for life in the real world and bearing in mind that we are faced with children of the 21st century,” Mr. Curuivalu added.Mr. Curuivalu thanked the government of the day for allowing schools to celebrate the great achievements of teachers.He also commended the organisers for including Children’s Day.“Children you are so special to us because without you St Mary’s Primary School is non-existent and teachers and other school employees would be unemployed,’ he said. ‘I also thank the Government for formulating new initiatives for their development amongst our midst.”
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