FORMER students of St Felix College and St. Columba's School, now known as Marist Brothers Primary School or Marist Suva Street, should step in and help restore the school they were educated in.
This is the desperate plea from Fred Caine, a former student.
Mr Caine, a community worker and former politician, commended the efforts of the organising committee that made the school's 125th anniversary celebration a remarkable sociable event over the past three days.
"The event was mainly for those who attended Marist Primary School," he said.
"But we got to help them now the old boys of St Felix and St Columbus, we should all get together and support the present change in Marist Primary."
Mr Caine, who only came to know of the event on Saturday, attended the closing of the celebrations and was deeply touched by the state of the school.
"Most of the boys that I went to school with have gone overseas, there were only about 40 per cent of those in attendance that were from the St Felix and St Columbus time," he said.
"St Columbus was for the Chinese, Fijians and the Indians in the Colombian days and St Felix was for the Europeans and the part Europeans."
Mr Caine said former students would have been happy to assist in monetary donations if they had known about the celebrations.