Parents and friends of Navesau Adventist College in Fiji gathered for a welcome, thanksgiving and dedication service hosted by the school on Sabbath, April 30. The service was designed to welcome in the 2022 academic year, thank God for the achievements of year 12 students in the 2021 external exams, and dedicate the school body to God.
On Sabbath morning, guest speaker Fiji Mission (FM) CFO Apisalome Seru delivered an inspiring message themed “Something Better”. After Sabbath, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) met to elect new PTA officers and the school administration reported to the association on academic matters, student services, fee collection and the term calendar.
According to Navesau principal Josua Qalobula the attandence of parents was overwhelming. “The school dining hall was used for the Sabbath services as the chapel could not contain the number of people who came to worship with us,” he said.
On Sunday, the school hosted a prefects induction with FM education director Anasa Vateitei in attendance. Guest speaker Dr Nemani Tausere addressed the student leaders on the new theme for the academic year, “A Level Higher Through His Leading”.
He also challenged teachers to boost their performance and the spirit of being an Adventist educator.
“It was heartening to see parents, who travelled from the interior of Vitilevu, coming in on Friday and leaving after the prefects induction on Sunday,” Mr Qalobula said.
“These parents were billeted in the classrooms. This was really a humbling experience to see the number of parents present and their support for Adventist Education,” he added.
With information from Josua Qalobula and Conch Shell.