School turns 70

Students take a break from school as the Sai Medicare Team visit the school to provide free medical services to the people of Gau. Picture: ANA MADIGIBULI

STUDENTS, former students, parents and villagers of Navukailagi in Gau have something wonderful to celebrate this year as the Navukailagi District School turns 70-years-old.
The school which was established back in 1947 and registered in 1948 with the Ministry of Education will host students and former students in the first week of July to a school celebration.

Navukailagi District School head teacher Mikaele Ravuiwasa said it was something that the school looked forward to as it’s a milestone achievement for the school.

The school provides education service to Navukailagi and Qarani Village which is where the island’s government station is situated.

He said the number of students at the school often fl uctuates because teachers often get transferred when they complete their school year so their children who attend the school often leave too.

He said the student roll now at the school stood at 65.

“We have a lot of activities that happen in the school like the World Water Day celebration where all students participated,” he said.

“We taught these young bright students the importance of water especially here in the maritime islands and how to conserve it.”

The school was the last school to host the Sai MediCare Team from New Zealand and Fiji during their visit to Gau last week on Friday.