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Kadavu Zone: Vunisea defends title

VUNISEA Secondary School defended its title at the Kadavu Secondary Schools Athletics Zone competition which ended yesterday. The government school scooped both the boys and girls divisions and was also crowned the overall zone champion...

Lautoka Yasawa Zone: Natabua, Jasper dominate day one

NATABUA High School and Jasper Williams High School dominated the first day of the Coca Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Churchill Park yesterday. Jasper leads the medal tally in the girls division 18 gold 10 silver and six bronze while Natabua finished second with two gold and five bronze. Vishnu Deo Memorial School upset...

Families, friends witness Gospel High’s passing out parade

HUNDREDS of family members and friends gathered at the Gospel High School 2019 Cadet passing out parade this afternoon. A total of 684 cadets were honoured at this event. Baton of honor awardee and headboy Ratu Inia Kaunitoni said he was humbled that he was selected for the award. “I want to thank God firstly....

MBA at 49: God’s grace and perseverance did it for Wise

GRADUATING with a Masters of Business Administration at 49 is no mean feat. And it is even more of a challenge if you have 10 school-aged children under your care. And that responsibility is in addition to running a newsroom of six journalists, covering a big chunk of Viti Levu – from Sigatoka to Rakiraki....

World Met Day: Time for younger generation to understand natural elements

FIJI’S Minister for Infrastructure and Meteorological services Jone Usamate officially launched the World Meteorological Day at Nasau Park in Levuka today. Themed ‘The Sun, the Earth and the Weather’, Mr Usamate acknowledged the students of various schools in the old capital who were part of the celebration today. “Your participation not only marks World Meteorological...

Logavatu reaps fruit of trusting himself and wise use of time

IF you continue to believe in yourself, this will be more than enough for you to continue to pursue your dreams. These were the words of Ratu Marika Logavatu who graduated today with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of the South Pacific. Mr Logavatu said the journey throughout the past three years of...

Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone: St Thomas appears on the tally

SAINT Thomas High School is slowly making its way up in the boys’ division for the first day of the Coca-Cola Lautoka Yasawa Zone meet at Lautoka’s Churchill Park this afternoon. The school has already won two gold medals and is placed second behind defending champion Natabua on the overall medal tally. Natabua retains its...

Belisle: Literacy still a challenge for Pacific primary school students

LITERACY continues to be a challenge for primary school students in the Pacific, says Education Quality Assessment Programme director Michelle Belisle. Speaking to this newspaper during a Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) steering committee meeting in Nadi this week, she said there were hopes that the 2018 results — being analysed and discussed...

Civilisation has consumed forest reserves: President Konrote

THE advancements of civilisation have consumed forest reserves, says President Jioji Konrote. While launching the International Day of Forests celebrations in Sigatoka yesterday, he explained the growing need to replace forests that had been replaced by human developments. “As civilisation has advanced, we have developed commercial agriculture and livestock, replacing the gifts of forests with...

President Konrote: Children never too young to protect our forests

THE tree-planting program is only the start of our commitment to plant four million trees in four years as part of efforts to build a greener, more climate resilient and more beautiful Fiji. These were the words of President Jioji Konrote during his address at the International Day of Forests celebrations at Sigatoka Valley Secondary...

21st March

Ro Teimumu calls for an education commission to look at special school needs

NAUSORI Special School celebrated World Down Syndrome Day with students, parents, and teachers today to create more awareness about this form of disability. Opposition member and Shadow Minister for Education and Heritage Ro Teimumu Kepa was the chief guest at the event, attended as well by students and teachers from neighbouring schools in Nausori, together...

Ovalau Zone: St Johns College retains title

DEFENDING champions Saint Johns College managed to retain their title as overall winners of the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone competition with a total of 51 gold, 39 silver and 40 bronze medals in both the girls and boys division. In the girls division, they scooped a total of 21 gold, 15 silver and 18 bronze  medals,...

Ovalau Zone: Lewamavola targets gold at the Coke Games

GAU Secondary School senior boys 1500m gold medalist Tobua Lewamavola was lost for words at the Coca-Cola Ovalau Zone meet in St John’s College, Levuka today. This was the first time for Lewamavola to compete against top schools in the zone level meets. “I am proud to be able to win a gold medal for...

Ratu Navula introduces French language classes

RATU Navula College, Nadi, broke new ground by becoming the first school in the Western Division to offer its students French language lessons. French ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam said the opportunities it would offer students who opted to take the course were enormous given there were 300 Fijians playing rugby in France. “Ratu Navula...

20th March

French language classes launched at Rt Navula

FRENCH Ambassador Sujiro Seam and Education Minister Rosy Akbar officially launched French language classes at Ratu Navula College this morning. The students and faculty also observed a minute of silence in solidarity with the families of the Christchurch victim’s and also the victims of the Nabou road tragedy last year. While delivering her address Ms...

18th March

Fiji leads New Caledonia 2-0

THE Vodafone Fiji National Football team currently leads the New Caledonia team 2-0 during the first International Friendly match at the ANZ stadium in Suva. Fiji’s striker Samuela Drudru scored both goals in the 36 minute and the 45th minute just before the halftime break.

17th March

Nasinu downs RKS in schools rugby league

NASINU Secondary School (NSS) yesterday destroyed Ratu Kadavulevu School’s (RKS) hope of winning the under-19 South Eastern Zone Secondary Schools Rugby League champion title for the second year in a row. NSS defeated the Lodoni boys 22-10 after a tough match at the Marist Brothers High School ground in Flagstaff, Suva. Head coach Mosese Rova...

16th March

Better performance

SIGATOKA Methodist High School and Cuvu College were crowned winners of the 2019 Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone meet at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Sigatoka Methodist won 19 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals followed by Navosa Central College with six gold, eight silver and six bronze medals while St Theresa Secondary School finished...

Wana wins for special fan

WANA Senivono defied all odds as she fulfilled her aim in winning a gold medal for a special fan. The Nawairuku native of Ra won the Coca-Cola Nadroga Navosa Zone senior girls 800m final –– an achievement she dedicated to her mum Naomi Seleimoana Waqa. The daily training in the hills of Navosa has paid...

Virisine surprised by zone victory

IT was an emotional win for senior girls 400 metres gold medallist Virisine Macuku of Waidina Secondary School in Naitasiri. The 18-year-old surprised the crowd when she beat her Adi Cakobau School opponent in the last 100 metres of the race to win gold. Macuku ran a time of 1 minute and 4 seconds. Macuku...

LMS, ACS dominate Triple N Zone meet

TRIPLE N Zone giants Adi Cakobau School and Lelean Memorial School both retained their titles at the end of competition yesterday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Adi Cakobau School (ACS) scooped 38 gold, 31 silver and 20 bronze medals to win in the girls division. Lelean Memorial School grabbed 23 gold, 19 silver and...

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