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Parents aim high as schools start

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia

Parents aim high as schools start While students are being spoiled with new uniforms and new stationeries at the start of the school year, parents are hoping that the treats will do the trick.  Most schools returned for 2012 yesterday.

Manai Chuling, of Vailoa, has two children enrolled at Faleata College. The mother said despite their financial hardship, her priority is her children’s education. “I spent more than a $100 on sewing materials and on top of that was $165 for the tailor,” she said.

“But it’s what every parent would do so to me it’s worth it and I expect my children to do well in school this year.” Mrs Chuling’s daughter, Rosemarie has been accepted to attend Faleata College.


Rosemarie went to Vailoa Primary and qualified to attend Avele College.  But Mrs Chuling said district colleges are better because of the distance.
Another mot her from Vaitele Uta has high expectations of her only child attending the College.

Tauave Liu said she has spoken to her child and her only request was for him to do his best in school.
Mrs Liu said all the money spent on school fees, allowance and school uniforms will not matter to her if her son is awarded at the end of the year.

“I told him to make use of this stage of his life where education is very important for his future. I want him to spend the time wisely studying and praying for God’s guidance to help him when he is struggling,” she said.  Mrs Liu hopes that her son will be rewarded this year.

Faleata College teacher Lafaitele Aiga Esera said the school is looking forward to a better year. According to Lafaitele students will be exposed to training to improve their performance.  In 2010 the school had two UPY students at the National University of Samoa and four made it to Faculty of Education (FOE).

However compared it to last year the school accomplished a great achievement with ten UPY’s and 16 will be attending FOE.
Lafaitele said Faleata competing in the Battle of the Mind for the first time last year was a great lift for the school.

“Even though they didn’t win but to be seen with other top colleges motivates the students and exposes them in another area,” she said.
The school had a role of 600 students last year and more students are expected for this year.

 

 

 

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