School instills right choices in students

All Saint Anglican Primary School sixth grade student, Aitaua Petaia, learned a great deal about making choices during her school's English day last week.

This is the first English Day organised by the school under the theme "Making choices". 

"What I learned today is that kindness goes a long way if you do it to others," Aitaua said. 

"You need to be friends with people who do good deeds and not those who are bad. And being cruel to others is not good," said the 10-year-old from Malua.

School Principal Rachel Hunt-Solomona said the English day is one of the series of special days the school will be hosting.

"This year, because we’re trying to find ways of improving the children’s literacy and numeracy, we’ve got special days right throughout the year now. 

"The kids find it more enjoyable to learn that way as well as dances, poetry, drama and skits from the kids," said Mrs. Hunt-Solomona.

All Saint Anglican Primary School is supporting Tokelau at the upcoming Pacific Games, and the Tokelau team were present during the English Day celebration. 

They performed their own item and mingled with the children, said the Principal.

Each class was tasked to have an item to promote kindness and well-being, combat violence and bullying for a better future.

Established in 2014, the school includes both an early childhood programme and Years 1-8.

A sports day for the students followed their celebration. 

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