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St Joseph’s College has had enough of students who continue to disobey warnings about fighting in town. So much so it has expelled two students accused of assaulting a student from another school during a fight in town last week.

The decision was confirmed by the Director of Catholic Education, Ae’au Chris Hazelman, during an interview with the Weekend Observer, yesterday.

“The students were told that any more fights in public places would mean they will be charged by Police,” he said.

“They were also informed that the school would no longer have anything to do with them. They were told that they would be expelled without question.

“And that’s what we’ve done.”

Ae’au said the students are from “good families” and that the “school has done so much for them” in terms of trying to change their behaviour.

“From what I was told, there was a scuffle [on Wednesday] and it resulted with a bigger fight on Thursday in town that led to a boy being admitted to the hospital,” Ae’au explained.

The Director could not confirm the reason behind the scuffle.

“It’s not about who is in the right or wrong but it’s the idea that these students broke the law against fights in public places. That’s the issue here.”

The involvement of students from SJC has led to questions about what the school was doing about it, Ae’au said.

“The school has done so much for them,” he said.“We’ve tried to counsel them and this is within partnership with their parents. We’ve given them an opportunity.”

Aeau pointed out that one of the students was involved in a previous fight.

“His parents met with the principal in August before the school break for term 2.They guaranteed they would drop off and pick up their son every day from school. Part of the agreement was that he was no longer allowed to be in town.”

The school gave the student a second chance because his parents had promised to ensure he stays out of trouble.

Three weeks later, the student was again involved in a fight in town.

“When such incidents occur, there are always the comments that maybe these students are from broken families and that they lack a good relationship with their parents,” said Ae’au.

“This is not always the case. These kids are from good familiesbut something is wrong somewhere.”

The parents cannot be blamed, said the Director.

“There are many parents who are doing a fine job,” he said. “It’s unfair therefore to blame the parents.

“It is unfortunate that it only takes one or two students to ruin the name of the school.”

St Joseph’s though has had enough. And Ae’au warns that the school will no longer tolerate students who fight in town.

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-6 #19 2012-10-24 19:19
New proposal call "Faamasani" for head masters and their schools:

The first weekend of every school break is what we call "Faamasani" weekend. It can be 2 or more schools to socialise during this weekend. You can have as many activities as you want but the bottom line is for students to be either friend or associate with each other. Parents can also be part of this Faamasani.

a masagi kupulaga ma iloa e le isi le kasi, o le fesoasoagi fo'i lea e faaikikia faalavelave kukupu. I don't think just telling students not to fight in public places is enough. But if head masters and teachers as well as parents unite the community in social fun and events regularly then students will have something to look forward into before the break.

Maybe another new unit for the curriculum is nurturing. This is the time where teachers and students discuss family values,love, respect, parents/kids/teachers relationship etc

Don't wait for problems to arise then panic but put some measures in place and guide and develop students so they fully understand the quality of success.

ae faamal'o lava i faiaoga o lo'o galulue ma le le faalogologo kiga ...
 
 
+3 #18 2012-10-23 03:21
Quoting Sailimalo:
@JTL
If you wanna be a PM then learn from the master..

A corrupt master? No thanks

Quoting Sailimalo:
@If you wanna be a AG then learn from Aumua.

PM's son in law? Puppet? No thanks

Quoting Sailimalo:
If you wanna be a chief justice then learn from Patu
Another puppet? Betrayer of the people? No thanks.

Quoting Sailimalo:
If you wanna be a rich then learn from Ah Liki..
I'm filthy rich myself - No thanks

Quoting Sailimalo:
If you wanna be a orator then learn from Saili.
Defender of the corrupt? Traitor? Valea? Worst than a leech, sucks the blood of both the living and the dead. A definite NO THANKS!!!

The last but not least, if you wanna be a rastafari then check out the taxi stand for some grass e faalalo ai lou koko maualuga.
That explains why you are so valea. You get high then regurgitate verbal diarrhea that makes no sense at all...Another definite NO THANKS!!!
 
 
+3 #17 2012-10-23 02:59
Quoting Sailimalo:
@JTL
There are more than 4 reasons why a baby cry.
1. Thirsty and hungry
2. Hot or cold
3. Sleepy and tired
4. Sick
5. Dirty nappy
6. Get attention
7. Frustrated
8. Ua fela'u e le pusi maka i la kaaloga
9. kuma e le ka'ifau kalu ai ua fia ai fo'i le ka'ifau
10. Kogi e le magpie le muaulu a'o kafao i lalo o le ulu, etc.....


Here’s a free lesson for you again Valea. You’ve wasted govt time listing reasons that all fall under the categories of Neglect and Emotional Abuse. Since you've failed, give me another set of reasons and I’ll gladly categorize it for you again, fool.
Govt corruption + church corruption + Alii & Faipule corruption = Poverty & High crime rate.
This new formula also falls under the 4 categories I mentioned, in case you have forgotten : Sexual abuse, Physical abuse, Neglect & Emotional abuse. Samoa is one of the countries in the world with the highest rate per capita, of all these 4 form of abuses.

Quoting Sailimalo:
If you wanna be a orator then learn from Saili.

The only people who blow their horns in public are complete losers looking for ways to make dirty money ... kagaka fo'i gei ua kukuli mai galuega i le malosi o le gaoi ma le kau fa'avalea koe fia palemia......


Well Sailimalo, you said it yourself about yourself...ova le valea..in other words - you just gave yourself an upper cut!
 
 
+5 #16 2012-10-22 18:58
Sailimalo - God is not evil the devil is and those who are weak or have weak moments give in to him.
 
 
+2 #15 2012-10-22 16:28
Quoting Sailimalo:
@JTL
The last but not least, if you wanna be a rastafari then check out the taxi stand for some grass e faalalo ai lou koko maualuga.
.


Taxi stand? Faafefea ga e iloa? O loga uiga o iga e masagi ga e alu i ai mo au fualaau? Leikioa a le make sense au faamakalaga. Ke iloa, pei uma ga ua kau oso lou koko maualuga. Fai i lau supplier pe maua ai ma se vai o lou ulu. Lea ua e ka'u aku i le akugu'u mea e maua ai ga lapisi, o loga uiga o le a faasolo aku ai foi le kupulaga ma kamaiki kalukalu ai oe.
 
 
-9 #14 2012-10-22 15:56
@JTL
There are more than 4 reasons why a baby cry.
1. Thirsty and hungry
2. Hot or cold
3. Sleepy and tired
4. Sick
5. Dirty nappy
6. Get attention
7. Frustrated
8. Ua fela'u e le pusi maka i la kaaloga
9. kuma e le ka'ifau kalu ai ua fia ai fo'i le ka'ifau
10. Kogi e le magpie le muaulu a'o kafao i lalo o le ulu
etc...

If you wanna be a PM then learn from the master.
If you wanna be a AG then learn from Aumua.
If you wanna be a chief justice then learn from Patu.
If you wanna be a rich then learn from Ah Liki.
If you wanna be a orator then learn from Saili.
The last but not least, if you wanna be a rastafari then check out the taxi stand for some grass e faalalo ai lou koko maualuga.

The only people who blow their horns in public are complete losers looking for ways to make dirty money ... kagaka fo'i gei ua kukuli mai galuega i le malosi o le gaoi ma le kau fa'avalea koe fia palemia.

They also claim it's a vision from god. What a lot of bs.
 
 
-12 #13 2012-10-22 15:53
Thanks Li. Concur x 2!


I believe the Catholic system failed in nurturing few of their students hearts and souls. The reason in my own view is that St Joseph's college involved in public fightings nearly every year for many years now.

Yes I know there are plenty of good leaders from this school. In the same time, there are black sheeps as well.

If church is a family of believers and these poor students are from the Catholic faith, is Catholic church teachings failed as well?

Let's say A'e'au is the Catholic father. This is just an example.
He expelled these students from St Josephs and therefore they both miss out the end of the year final exams. Poor parents ...

A'e'au also look after the parish of Lotopa where these students belong. Every time A'e'au lead a Mass he saw these students lining up during communions. Assuming Tom and Bill are the 2 students and when A'e'au offered the body of Christ to them and they say thank you, what do you think the real meaning of such???

Literacy and numeracy is just like the top soil mix so to speak but nurturing is that solid foudation poo le a lava lologa ma matagi vale o le olaga, e pei lava o le u e ga pe pe na ona lolo'u lava ae le gau.
 
 
+4 #12 2012-10-21 16:15
Quoting Li:
Do you concurr? aye I Concurr!!
& Sailimalo

Aooo....o a ga concur? Fefe e ia king kong kere...You two swing like Tarzan but cry like Jane....
 
 
+2 #11 2012-10-21 15:56
@ Sailimalo
These are the 4 forms of abuse that is very high in Samoa where children and women are concerned:
Sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse because of the mentality of men like you, that are still living in the dark ages. I don’t know if you have any knowledge at all about child development. Regarding Govt Corruption = Poverty = High Crime Rate, again the mother of crime is poverty, and your view on this issue is very limited. Go and ask your High Court Judge and tell him what I said. Only people who are professionals in law and criminologists would understand me, not an empty headed man like you.
 
 
-8 #10 2012-10-21 14:04
Quoting Sailimalo:
@JTL regarding the mother of all crimes and in fact the root cause is indeed VALEA! Not poverty as you claim.

Please read this report and take some really great amount of time to comprehend this information properly.

o pagoka uma la e kumu ai kafa'igaka, ga mafua oga o le VALEA ... e leai a se isi mafuaaga e kasi lava o le VALEA ...
e maga'omia le olaga iga ia a'oa'oiga lelei ...


Do you concurr? aye I Concurr!!
 

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