Mailefihi & Siu’ilikutapu College celebrates 70th anniversary on Saturday.
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 03/07/2017
Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u graciously present at the celebration to mark Mailefihi and Siu’ilikuapu College’s 70th anniversary on Saturday.
The prayer to mark the day was conducted by a former President of the Free Wesleyan church – Rev. Lopeti Taufa.
Leading the thanksgiving service was the Secretary General of the church – Rev. Dr. Tevita Havea.
In his sermon he says the school was established in Vava’u to make sure that everyone in the island have access to education instead of travelling to Tongatapu.
He says this school has reap the fruits of its commitment to equipping students and that shows in many ex-students of the school who have become leaders such as Lord Tangi of Vaonukonuka, the late Fetu’utolu Tupou and others.
A 1 minute silence was also observed to remember those that have died from 2016 – 2017 including one students and two teachers that died in the the school brass band fundraising drives in NZ last year.
Siu’ilikutapu College for girls was first established in 1947, before Mailefihi the college for boys was set up in 1956.
Her Late Majesty Queen Salote Tupou 3rd then decided to combine the schools and named it the Mailefihi and Siu’ilikutapu College in 1974.
The program includes the ex-students roll call and parades.
Attending to honor the program was HRH the Princess Royal Pilolevu Tuita, members of the royal family, government leaders, Ministers of the crown, members of the clergy, students and many guests.
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