School acknowledges amazing love

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EASTER CELEBRATIONS: R.L.S.S students performed dances, songs, skits and testimonies during their Easter programme yesterday.

EASTER CELEBRATIONS: R.L.S.S students performed dances, songs, skits and testimonies during their Easter programme yesterday.

Robert Louis Stevenson Secondary (R.L.S.S) yesterday held an Easter programme to acknowledge all that Jesus Christ has done for the world.

Easter is a time to celebrate the amazing love of Jesus Christ when he died and rose again to save the world. And R.L.S.S spared no expense with making this year’s Easter holiday one to remember.

Students from all the year levels performed dances, songs, testimonies and skits with a clear cut message “Jesus died for you and I”.

Emotions were high as the crowd cheered on some performances, laughed at others, and a few performances left some silently reflecting on all the goodness Jesus has done in their lives.

Principal, Masa Fa’asau, says the school has only been doing Easter programmes for the past three years now.

“This is the 3rd year that we’ve been having this and the idea came from the student council: Mr. Taefu, prefects and all the class captains,” she said.

“We’ve never really done anything here at the school for Easter before the idea came up 3 years ago and I’m proud that we are now celebrating this special time the right way.”

According to Ms. Fa’asau, the Easter programme has really developed over time and it is a good way to distract the students from all the negativity going around these days.

“It only started with just a few items from the students but now it has developed into something big and great… something great for the school, for the teachers, and for the students,” she said.

“This is also a good way to take the children’s minds off all the violence that’s been happening between schools and putting the focus on Jesus.”

The school does not limit itself in terms of religion but this does not stop them from celebrating Easter together.

“We’re not a Christian school and we’re not into discrimination against religions because everyone has their own beliefs but everyone participated anyway,” Ms. Fa’asau said.

“Having programmes like this has really proven to add stability in the lives of these students.”

The kids for Christ Club in the school also took this opportunity to present Namulauulu Tautala Mauala (Secretary General for Red Cross Samoa) with donations from the students which consisted of care packages and $2,350. The donations will go to helping out victims of Cyclone Winston in Fiji.

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