C.C.C.S. schools end term with culture day

Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.)-run schools wrapped up their first school term with a culture day.

All seven schools of the church gathered at their hall at Sogi with family and friends to witness the students' performances.

The schools are Maluafou College, Papauta College, Nuuausala College, Leulumoega Fou College, C.C.C.S. Fine Arts School as well as  Tuasivi College and C.C.C.S. vocational School in Savai'i.

Maluafou College head of department for Samoan language, Iakopo Faasalaina, said the culture day was not only to end the school term, but to remind the students of their heritage.

"The director wanted to put together a culture day for all C.C.C.S. schools to help revive and continue the students learning about Samoa’s cultures and traditions.

"Most of these myths and legends, the students are not fully aware about, but these are the same legends that are mostly used in the Samoan syllabus for the final examinations of Samoa School Leaving Certificate and Samoa School Certificate," he told the Samoa Observer.

"This was one way to get all the students active and together to finish up this first school term.

"Putting this together was not easy and thanks to our principal for putting all of this."

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