Moamoa school ends term with English Week

By Marc Membrere 16 September 2020, 4:00PM

St. Peter Chanel Primary School at Moamoa is ending the term with an English Week Showcase to develop the students' English skills through poems, sing-a-long rhymes, and a spelling bee.

Principal, Tepora Tu'i, told the Samoa Observer in an interview that the English week had officially started on Wednesday with what they called class visits, where students get to go around and look at projects that other students have prepared.

"It is a showcase of English type of activities that we have been doing in class," Mrs. Tu'i said.

According to her, they have done this activity every year and have found that it is very successful and explained that they link what they are doing with their studies and the English week includes other subjects such as science because according to Mrs. Tu'i the English component is in each curriculum.

The students are given topics and conduct research or create a project for them to give presentations to other classes, while other classes are given various topics where they then write an essay to showcase their writing skills.

"So for my class, we have had a health project and their health project we link it to an oral presentation. So we look at technology, sports, and sports equipment in terms of helping people become active," she said.

Mrs. Tu'i explained that the students have been looking forward to the event which is a way to celebrate the end of the term.

She further explained that throughout the week they will have different activities such as a spelling bee on Wednesday which will be divided into two groups, one for the juniors and one for the seniors. 

Performances such as poetry recital and plays will be done on Thursday according to Mrs. Tu'i, and the character book parade will be held on Friday where students will dress up as characters from books.

Due to the state of emergency (S.O.E) and exam schedules, the school's planned "Pacific week" has been impacted and Mrs. Tu'i has decided that next term would be a quiet term with the end of term celebrations being the prize giving and graduations.

By Marc Membrere 16 September 2020, 4:00PM

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