Kaila

28th March

Afghan girls struggle with poor internet as they turn to online classes

KABUL (Reuters) – Sofia logs in to class on a laptop in Kabul for an online English course run by one of a growing number of educational institutes trying to reach Afghanistan’s girls and women...

24th March

Inspired by a school motto; Nadre aims higher

Some things linger forever. For Jone Navalolo Nadre, one of them is his high school motto – “Arise, Awake and Stop Not till the Goal is Reached”. In fact, that adage was something he held close to his heart during his university journey. Nadre graduated from the Fiji National University earlier this month with a...

Kotobalavu chases dream; takes family legacy as an inspiration

Tavite Waqaliti Kotobalavu’s devastating form in the under-20 Fijian Drua is reminiscent of his dad, former Fiji national Joeli Kotobalavu and legendary grandfather Aleposo Waqaliti. Tavite, a towering utility back, has his sights on one day donning the white jumper. The 20-year-old has spent the past 10 years chasing that dream and if he stays...

Dates set for Fiji Finals

The 2023 Coca-Cola Games will be held from May 2-4 at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva. The secondary schools athletics annual competition falls mid-week from Tuesday to Thursday. The Ministry of Education, in consultation with the games committee, confirmed the dates fall in the last week of this term one. “The current dates have...

Radrodro expresses Fiji’s perspective on education empowerment

Fiji’s Minister for Education Aseri Radrodro has urged development partners and civil society organisations to ensure that funding provided for the education of the people of the Pacific is efficient, accountable and sustainable. Addressing Pacific Education Ministers at the three-day conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Mr Radrodro addressed the issues of financing education for the...

22nd March

What is Saint Patrick’s Day?

Saint Patrick’s Day honours Saint Patrick, the man who brought Christianity to Ireland. This annual celebration on March 17th began as a holiday however it has grown into a global celebration of Ireland, its people, it’s food and it’s rich culture. What is the background to Saint Patrick’s story? Saint Patrick was born in Britain...

12th World hindi conference held in Fiji

DID you know that the 12th World Hindi Conference was held in Fiji recently? What is this conference about? The World Hindi Conference or Vishwa Hindi Sammelan is a global event that promotes the Hindi language. How come Fiji hosted this event? This event is often held in countries that have a sizeable number of...

Kaila Lyrics!

One More Times by George Fiji Veikoso Been loving you from a far Like a distant star Waiting to take my chance For a little romance Oh girl I want more than a dance with you And I can’t wait another minute I hope you feel what I’m feeling oh Maybe something takes over me...

Exercising good leadership

You are chosen to exercise responsibility in your appointment as prefects as well as head girl and head boy” — these were the words conveyed to Dudley Intermediate School new prefects by the chief guest, Ministry of Education’s divisional education officer central, Ronald Krishna in Suva last week. “Congratulations to all the selected school prefects...

Flowering plants of Fiji

Plectranthus Amboinicus Local names: Sede, Raivoki or Giant Sage YOU might have seen a giant sage on one of your outings and this might be a good time to learn a bit about this plant. The sede, as described by the Healing Plants of Fiji book is a succulent aromatic herb that can grow up...

LDS maps zone plans

Suva’s Latter Day Saints College is looking for a good outing at the upcoming Zone One competition — and the May Coca-Cola Games. While most schools preparing for the biggest secondary school athletics meet are focusing on physical training regimes, LDS is taking a different path. They held workshops to ensure teachers and students understood...

Obedience vital in leadership

LEADERSHIP is a feat and not just a position. This was the message that the Gram Sagnathan School (GSS) head boy, Asivorosi Biri relayed to his fellow prefects during their prefect induction ceremony at the school in Buiduna, Nausori last week.   Biri, who hails from Verata Wailevu Village, was inducted among 29 other prefects....

A God-given opportunity

MAKITI Cama and Salote Rosivulavula were inducted as school heads for Ratu Finau Secondary School in Tubou, Lakeba in Lau. They will head the school’s prefect body of 28 students. Cama, who hails from Ono-i-Lau, thanked God whom he believes gave for him the opportunity to be the school’s head boy. I thank God for...

Pluto house wins

NATABUA High School’s Pluto House took the win after a lapse of 15 years at this year’s school athletics inter-house competition. Houses ‘Mars’ and ‘Jupiter’ were crowned winners in the girls and boys division. Principal Virendra Sharma said despite not winning the overall girls and boys titles, Pluto House managed to win the overall title....

Bank assists 500 children

FIVE hundred students in primary and secondary schools were able to start school this year with the kind assistance from BSP Finance Group Ltd (BSP). The bank gifted $25,000 to the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC Fiji) in assisting children with their back to school needs. FENC Fiji used the assistance to...

Prefects to lead school

THE principal of Vunimono High School (VHS) in Nausori has pleaded with over 1000 students to support the newly chosen prefects of the school. Principal Bijen Singh said the students are to support the prefects as to make the institution a beacon in Fiji. “All students must continue to uphold the rules and regulations of...

School hopes to retain zone title

NAKASI High School is a hidden gem, a school located in the suburb of Nakasi; it is not only thriving academically but is also making a name for itself in sports. The school last year was crowned the Triple N Zone winners, thumping out central division athletic giants Lelean Memorial School and Sila Central High...

Prefects selected to lead

MORE than a hundred students were inducted as prefects at Gospel High School in Suva last month. The new school prefect body consists of 38 year captains, 57 senior prefects, a student council president, a Christian fellowship president, and eight house captains, of which there are two heads and four deputies. The school’s head boy...

21st March

RKS Eels sends warning to other schools

The Ratu Kadavulevu School Eels Under-19 side sent out a warning to other schools in the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League Vodafone competition after defeating Sila Tiger 44-4 to retain the Tanoa Challenge trophy last Saturday. The challenge from Sila Tigers came in round three of the Eastern Zone Secondary Schools Rugby League Competition. FSSRL...

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