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Emotional headteacher at preschool graduation

Sherita Sharma
Thursday, December 06, 2012

THE headteacher of Hope Preschool in Lami, Illisapeci Tuilau, was emotional as she watched 46 preschoolers graduate with certificates.

The graduation ceremony hosted by Novotel Hotel was also attended by Investment Fiji CEO Ravuni Uluilakeba.

Ms Tuilau said seeing the sea of navy blue hats, her heart swelled with pride knowing it was these children who had given her their trust and love.

"The children call me grandmother, I do not want them to call me teacher," she said.

She said this was the biggest number of students that had graduated from the school.

"I was really happy to see the crowd today as well as everyone gathering together."

Ms Tuilau has not asked for financial help from the government but runs the school with whatever fees are collected from the students' families.

"I get support from the community, and the $10 registration fee which we are trying to increase to $20 next year keeps the preschool running," she said.

Her method of teaching is also very different.

"I give lessons on the blackboard and it is the mothers of the children who come and teach them, as their teachers.

"And the students like it because we have a teacher for each child."





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