Way forward: RLS students graduate

By Gutu Faasau 07 December 2022, 11:30PM

Family and friends made their way to a packed EFKS Hall at Mulinuu to witness the end of year graduation ceremony for the Robert Louis Primary Year 7 students on Tuesday night.

A total of fifty two students were given the honor of graduating from their primary school level into the Robert Louis Stevenson College at Tafaigata as Secondary school level starts at Year 8 for the college.

The year has been a difficult one especially with COVID-19 affecting classes.

School principal Fiaapia Devoe shared some of the changes that were made to the schools learning curriculum and the effort teachers made to ensure students still received the right education.

She said the school’s aim is to put students on the right level where they can grow and continue to motivate themselves to be educated.

“We do have exams but we don't make a big issue of those who are successful because we believe that when they're young we encourage them all to try and get to the top. While it's good to acknowledge those that are good achievers, that is only the minority,” she said.

"It was a good year for us considering what is happening around the world and I think we can count our blessings. We coped as well as we could, it wasn't easy to get the kids online, especially the little ones.

"We have our own programs for the children online and they were able to do a little bit of that. but we still found out that they still preferred to have written activities given to them."

A formal presentation of their certificates was made before a crowd of hundreds as the children proudly received their ticket to the next level of learning. It was a proud moment for not only the families, but for the teachers as well who had to cope with the global pandemic.

They ceremony continued with entertainment from each class who were given the opportunity to showcase some performances in the Spirit of Christmas and to end the night on a high note.

By Gutu Faasau 07 December 2022, 11:30PM
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