Proud of the name

21 May 2016

Dear Editor,

I love the name of Avele College. It has been an inspiration to its past students. As mentioned by Tuisavalalo, the motto is to win or achieve! 

That should not be diminished or watered down, it should still be the goal and hopefully it will carry on to produce high achievers and people of foresight. 

And the name will inspire the desired results.

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The misfortunes of Avele, and all the other educational institutions of our beloved Samoa, is much deeper than just a few fights. It is a moral breakdown of our values. It has been going on for a while. 

Parents are neglecting their responsibility of raising their families in good morals because they have to find ways to survive, to clothe and put food on the table. 

And to exacerbate the problem, our “Custom per say, is putting Enormous pressure on everyone to make money. “The child is neglected, and suffers, picks up the vibes coming off the parents.

On top of that the environment created by the freedom now enjoyed by our children through government laws, has been greatly abused and taken advantage off. This is a very sensitive issue and I am not insinuating that child abuse is acceptable, NO I DON’T, but I strongly believe “Strong, Firm and Constructive Discipline should be allowed or taught. Families, The Church, The Government are to blame for the ills that are apparent in all our schools. 

Nothing to do with the name “Avele.” I am a CHANEL COLLEGE old boy and “VERY PROUD OF IT”

Venasio Laititi Ah Hi 

21 May 2016

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