Tongan school strikes gold

Deputy principal Fe'ofa'aki Satui receives the award from the MInister of Health.

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Beulah Adventist Primary School in Tonga has received the gold medal award for being an outstanding health promoting school.

Criteria for the award were: wellbeing, water, sanitation, hygiene, movement and fitness, and healthy eating.

“I would like to thank all those who have contributed to enable us to reach this milestone,” Beulah principal Melefatai Fukofuka said.

Recent projects at the school have included a new canteen, playground, vegetable garden and additional bathroom facilities.

Mrs Fukofuka said teachers had noticed some significant positive changes in the students: they are more punctual, there is no absenteeism or bullying, and they are more active in their learning.

The children’s playground.
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