PLANTING dakua tree seedlings was a momentous occasion for former scholars and current students of Adi Cakobau School as they celebrated their 65th anniversary in providing education for young women in the country.
Celebrations committee member Lynda Tabuya yesterday said planting the dakua seedlings, given by the Agriculture Ministry, was a major part of the celebration because they were also known at times as the ruku ni vei dakua girls.
This year's celebrations will mark milestone achievements for the school as former scholars took part in the unveiling of the name of building they had acquired at Knollys St.
Now known as the Charlton House, the building is named after ACS' first woman principal, an Englishwoman by the name of Frances Lillian Charlton.
To mark the celebrations that started on Saturday, the ACSOG and students participated in a march from Sukuna Park to Charlton House.
Ms Tabuya said they had interesting programs lined up for the week.
This year's celebrations will also create history for the school as current students are preparing to perform its first ever school passing out cadet program to take place on Friday.