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Sara wins student designer of the year

INTERNATIONAL school student, Sara Du, was today awarded the student designer of the year at the Fiji Fashion Week student designer show 2019. The 16-year-old said she did not expect to win the show today....

Students remember a ‘man of God’

JOHN Wesley left a great legacy behind, he was a great man of God and was the founder of Methodism. These were the sentiments of the Methodist Church leader for the Suva division, the Rev Solomoni Kuruveivale, during the John Wesley Day celebrations held at Raiwaqa in Suva yesterday. He said John Wesley sought to...

Ratu Sukuna Day celebrations

RATU Josefa Lalabalavu Vanaaliali Sukuna was a Fijian statesman who was quite influential during his time and with his many distinctions had made an incredible impact on the lives of Fijians in the past. Ratu Sukuna Memorial School students, teachers, former students and invited guests were part of the Ratu Sukuna Day celebration which commemorated...

24th May

John Wesley Day marked in Raiwaqa

JOHN Wesley Day will only be meaningful if we embrace every piece and element of great divine work of deliverance and salvation;  if we understand the situation before Christianity was introduced in Fiji. These were the comments of Methodist Leader Church for the Suva division Reverend Solomoni Kuruveivale while officiating at the John Wesley Day...

Teacher unions laud new student policy

THE Education Ministry’s Student Code of Conduct has been lauded by the Fiji Teachers Union (FTU) and Fijian Teachers Association (FTA). According to the ministry’s new policy, parents and guardians were encouraged to play a more prominent role in managing their children’s behaviour in and out of school. Under the policy, parents were required to...

Vendors discuss safety of children

WOMEN market vendors this week discussed the vulnerability of their children to sex predators as they revisited the case of man who is accused of taking a nine-year-old by bus to a cane field just outside Lautoka City and allegedly raped her before boarding the same bus and returning to the market. Speaking at the...

23rd May

Fiji to host 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition

FIJI will next year host the Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition which will see Fijian students taking part in the inaugural event. Launching the competition yesterday, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar said the launch was a stepping stone for them to begin a few months of preparation leading up to the August 2020 Asia-Pacific...

Agreement reached on Deans rugby matter; Competition set to begin

THE Fiji Secondary School Rugby Union and the Fiji Rugby Union have come into an agreement in relation to the Deans competition scheduled to kick start next week. The FSSRU and the FRU had a meeting at the rugby house this afternoon concerning the Fiji Secondary School rugby event and its operation that was agreed...

LDS baby swim team ready for championship

THE Lattter Days Saint Primary School swim team is ready to compete in the Fiji National School Swimming Championship next weekend. Teacher Josai Volavola said since this was their first time taking part in the tournament, they hoped to win a medal. “This is a three-year program and our third year trying out the swimming...

Tavua College celebrates Yeshnil’s Coke Games achievements

TAVUA College celebrated Yeshnil Karan’s double gold medal victory in the long distance races at the 2019 Coca-Coca Games during a special function yesterday. Karan surprised many to finish first in the open boy’s 1500metre and 3000m events at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Minister for Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar, who was the chief...

22nd May

Protector of Paradise contest comes to Fiji

SEVEN Protector of Paradise Environmental Tourism Contest finalists will converge to Fiji on June 2 to start the next stage of the competition. According to the Ministry of Fisheries, finalists will take part in tourism and environmental challenges, to heighten awareness about coral reefs, ecosystems, plastic pollution and global warming while showcasing the beauty of...

21st May

RKS gets $5k boost

A BOOST for Ratu Kadavulevu School as Qaqa Jack’s of Fiji sponsored rugby attires for the coming Fiji secondary schools Deans Trophy competition and a bonus for their achievements in defending the Coca-Cola Games. A bonus of $5000 was given to the school as part of the agreement with Qaqa Jack’s Fiji after RKS retained...

20th May

Bullying victims urged to call Lifeline Fiji

VICTIMS of bullying have been encouraged to call Lifeline Fiji. Lifeline Fiji board chairwoman Tiri Naulivou said it was important for children to know they could call 132454 for help. She also stressed that schools should not be silent about bullying and should seek support for their students should they need it. “If you’re experiencing...

Shortage of counsellors in schools: Akbar

THERE is a shortage of qualified counsellors in schools, Education Minister Rosy Akbar told Parliament last week. In response to Opposition MP Salote Radrodro’s queries on the reasons for the shortage, Ms Akbar said higher education institutions were not providing enough qualifications for counselling, and students also showed little interest in the profession. She said...

No place for bullies in school

SCHOOL bullies will be suspended from school. A representative from the Ministry of Education made this statement when the issue was raised during the Naitasiri Provincial Council meeting last week. He said some students were exploiting and taking advantage of the ban on corporal punishment in schools. He said as part of the ministry’s efforts...

Academic says youths losing touch with life’s realities

THE lack of participation of youths in our communities is a serious concern, says an academic. University of Fiji acting vice-chancellor Professor Subramani highlighted this issue while speaking as chief guest at the 4th Fiji National Hindu Conference in Suva on Saturday. The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Hindu Communities, Strengthening Fiji.” Prof Subramani...

19th May

Brumbies’ Speight to spearhead new hand-washing campaign

BRUMBIES winger Henry Speight will spearhead a new hand-washing campaign designed to reduce contamination at public health facilities in the country. This was revealed by Fiji Hospital Project CEO Paul Dyer at the Fiji Medical Association conference at the Lautoka Hospital yesterday. “Getting people to wash their hands is a big thing,” Mr Dyer said....

Boy, 13, shares climate concerns with UN Secretary-General

A YOUNG Fiji boy of German-descent is concerned about the rising impacts of climate change in the Pacific because the region has been home to him for the past 13 years. Daniel Graf, a Year 9 student of International School in Suva, caught everyone’s attention at a youth interactive session last week because of the...

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