Vaimea students end term with memorable exchange
The last day of the third term for Vaimea Primary school students ended with a visit from Hillcrest High School students.
Principal, Tonu'u Fuamoli Amituanai Misi, welcomed the visit from the New Zealand school, saying its good for both students and teachers.
“It's a golden opportunity for our school to have a chance to meet with another school outside Samoa," she said.
The visit came through the Samoa Tourism Authority and M.E.S.C. and the Principal was grateful for the opportunity.
“I just want to thank the C.E.O. of the Samoa Tourism Authority and staff, also the Ministry of Education Sport and Culture for letting Hillcrest High School visit Vaimea Primary school,” she said.
She added that the students had been looking forward to the visit since they were told about it.
The school staged a traditional ava ceremony, to greet their visitors.
Assistant Principal of Hillcrest High School, Sue Radford, said they were impressed with the welcome.
Mrs. Radford told Samoa Observer the visit to Samoa is part of an annual programme by the school where students travel around the world.
Hillcrest High School students sang a few songs for their new found Vaimea friends.
Student Mereana Atatoa Garry said the visit was enjoyable and its something she would remember.
“I have never experienced anything like this before," she said. "The same goes for our choir group.It was great to see the awesome performance from the students."