NAKASI High School yesterday held its first ever passing-out parade with 121 students taking part.
Chief guest and Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou toldthe students that they were the "resources of Fiji".
"The drills we see today are not only co-ordinated movements, but more importantly it forms the basis of discipline and teamwork," Lt-Col. Tuitubou said.
"This discipline should be transferable to your daily lives, ensuring that you are as obedient to your leaders as you are on the parade ground."
School principal Premila Kumar believes the cadets will bring about a positive change in the students.
"It will impact the children, in that it will bring about focus and it will help them focus in classroom work, day-to-day living, having respect for things and for people, and taking their vision in a way that will see them able to charter their futures," Ms Kumar said.
The baton of honour went to Form Five student Sitiveni Kunal Chand, who said he was happy and surprised to have won the award.
He said discipline in all walks of life and respect for elders were important values for all students and youths in Fiji.