Head Prefects excited about next steps

The graduating class of the Samoa Primary School celebrated the end of the school year and their primary school educations at a graduation ceremony on the school's campus on Vailele on Friday. 

The school’s Head Boy and Head Girl discussed what a successful year they had enjoyed and their excitement about moving to the next step of their educational lives. 

Jireh Kolose and Elizabeth Pauga spoke about their experience throughout the year as Head Prefects and having to set an example for the whole school. 

"The role has honestly been really nice even though you have to like take care of people and all that, it’s still really nice learning leadership and then you have to lead the kids and then learn [about] communication as well," said Elizabeth.

Jireh, by contrast, focused on the bonds that were formed within members of the class:

"It’s been a pleasure you know, serving with boys who have already been through so many years and many or everyone is my friend and it’s leadership experience. It’s an experience of a lifetime," he said. 

Both scored full marks for their final examination essay. 

According to Elizabeth, her story focused on the topic: "Lost and found". 

"I talked mentality-wise on how a person can lose trust or lose faith in something or someone but then there’s always a bright side and how you’ll always find an answer in the end because of God’s good grace," said Elizabeth

Jireh noted that he believes great story ideas and great writing comes from reading extensively, something that has extensively helped with his writing. 

"I think the key to good essay writing is [through] reading and when you read a lot of interesting books, you get lots of ideas and that is what I had used to grasp the main concept in my essay. So it’s mostly through books and how I put in my ideas," he said 

Both students are excited about what the next step of their lives hold but also freeling emotional to be leaving primary school. 

They also said that they have their eyes cast on Samoa College and will be sitting the entrance exam with the hopes of making it into one of the island's best schools. 

They thanked the management, families, friends and everyone who has been involved in their academic lives for the support that has gotten them this far. 

Jireh said all students should always appreciate their teachers. 

Elizabeth's mother, Lauina Pauga, is grateful for her daughter’s successful year despite all the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

Elizabeth Pauga is from the villages of Sinamoga, Vaimoso and Leauva'a while Jireh is from the villages of Tamaligi, Fa'atoia and Vaitele-Fou. 

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