Primary school celebrates English Day

The Seventh Day Adventist Church-run Lalovaea Primary School hosted their English Day on Tuesday after a two-year absence.

The school’s programme kicked off at 9am with individual students and groups attending kindergarten through to Year 8 doing presentations of their artwork and skits as well as dancing and singing.

The parents of the students were also on hand to witness the array of talent and skills that were on display through their performances as well as invited to make donations to mark the day.

The student-led presentations were performed in the school’s main hall with the seats taken up by parents, guardians and even grandparents of the students who performed to mark the occasion.

Lalovaea Primary School Principal, Tepora Taala-Fuimaono told the Samoa Observer in an interview that the lockdown imposed by the local authorities led to the cancellation of the program.

The theme that the school gave to the students for their 2021 English Day celebrations was “English we speak Technology we understand”.

According to Mrs Taala-Fuimaono, their goal is to encourage students to speak, read and understand English in order to appreciate today’s technology. 

“Well we try to encourage the students to speak, understand and read English to make it easier for them to understand technology,” she said. 

“Since technology is vital these days, it’s important that students learn this so they can better understand, not only to be able to speak and understand but to also be able to read the English language.”

When asked on how long the school has celebrated the English Day, Mrs Taala-Fuimaono estimated that it could be over 10 years as it also coincides with Samoan Day celebrations.

“We also have Samoan Culture day where we combine both our high school and middle school for Samoan culture and language,” she added. 

On Wednesday the primary school will continue with its presentations for their college students. 

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