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Celebrations to mark 150 years anniversary of Tupou College continues

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 17/06/2016)

Several events are underway to mark Tupou College’s 150th anniversary.

Today the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala and Her Royal Highness Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho graciously present as guests of honor at a Tongan Traditional Dances conducted by the Free Wesleyan Church’s schools in Tonga.

The program includes a thanksgiving prayer, traditional dances, songs and entertainment from school bands of the FWC schools in Tongatapu and the outer islands.

During the program, His Royal Highness addressed the audience, thanking them for their participation to mark the historical milestone.

In respond to the address from the Crown Prince, Rev. Dr. Tēvita Palefau thanked His Royal Highness and his family for their kindness and accepting the invitation to the part of the event.

Participating in today’s program were pre schools, middle schools, secondary and tertiary schools of the Church.

It started with a Milolua dance from the Middle School in Kolovai, Ma’ulu’ulu from Maamaloa Side School, Group Dance from Toloa’s Middle School, Lakalaka from Maamaloa Side School – Mako from the ‘Utulau students, Group Dance from students of Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College in Vava’u, songs and dances from Tupouto’a College of Ha’apai, Lakalaka from Mo’unga ‘Ōlive and Tupou High School and a Group Dance from Queen Salote College.

Also part of today’s program was several entertainments from the brass band of Hōfangahau in ‘Eua, Tāufa’ahau Pilolevu of Ha’apai, Mo’unga ‘Ōlive, Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu from Vava’u, Tupou High School and Queen Salote College.

There are 6,000 students studying at the church’s schools and 500 teachers.

Another program to mark the event will include the final of the ex-students signing competition tonight at Toloa.

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