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Family, friends pay tribute to former principal

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FRIENDS and family members of Robin Forster gathered at the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral yesterday to pay their final respects to an educator, administrator, counsellor and sportswoman.

Speaking on behalf of the Adi Cakobau School old scholars was Anaseini Raivoce.

"She had an active interest in all her students," Mrs Raivoce said during the eulogy.

She recalled when ACS students sat for their New Zealand Entrance examination, which was equivalent to the Fiji School Leaving Certificate examination.

As the school principal, Mrs Raivoce said Ms Forster drove to all the students' houses to deliver their results and shared their joy.

"She was a great educator indeed.

"She would drive to all her students' houses to personally deliver their results and shared her joy with the students," Mrs Raivoce said.

Known to many former scholars of ACS as a no-nonsense principal, Mrs Raivoce said Ms Forster always saw her former students as "little girls" although they held senior positions in most of their work.

After graduating from an overseas university, Mrs Raivoce said she returned to Fiji and met her former school principal after taking up a senior post at the Ministry of Education.

Ms Forster's dying wish was that the funeral service be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral and requested that the ACS old girls sing during the service.