Laucala Bay Secondary School yesterday became the first school to make a contribution to the Prime Minister's Flood Relief Fund.
The school handed over a cheque of over $500 and five boxes of items, and six bags of clothing to Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama at his office in Suva.
Head girl Rosi Atalaite said it took her school only a week to raise the funds and collect the boxes and bags of clothes.
"We are very lucky that we were not affected by the floods but we understand the situation the students and people of the Western Division are in right now," Ms Atalaite said.
"We discussed at school on how we could help the victims of the flood and this is what we came up with."
She said students and teachers were asked to give gifts in kind and cash.
"The students alone raised over $400 and the rest was given by the teachers.
"We had given bags to each classroom and they were required to fill it up and we were surprised that the bags were all filled within a week."
Ms Atalaite says this is not the last time the school will be involved in charity.
"We are setting a example to the junior students so that if such devastation takes place in the future, they will be able to do the same and carry on the legacy of Laucala Bay Secondary School," she said.
Commodore Bainimarama thanked the students and teachers on behalf of the government.
"Your touching donation will help a lot of victims affected by the floods in the Western Division," Commodore Bainimarama said.