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Politician remembers days spent at Levuka Public School

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, June 23, 2014

LEVUKA Public School provided students with a great education system and the social achievement by the colonial administration in reaching 135 years is indeed a tremendous success.

This was highlighted by former student, managing director of Hot Bread Kitchen and politician, Dr Mere Samisoni, while describing the 135 year anniversary celebration that will be held at the school next month.

Dr Samisoni described her fond memories at the school in 1944 where she was among the first group of 11 students to sit for the New Zealand School Certificate Examination with an 80 per cent pass rate.

She said getting the old scholars to reunite every five years was a good strategy. "This is a good strategy by the old scholars to help a government school adapt to the new information economy, where local and overseas old scholars can contribute to the needs of the school," she said.

"Mathew Robinson and his committee have been active in fundraising to provide new computers, extension of classrooms and building and renovating of fences for security and so on."

She said a fond memory for her while attending the school was being part of the first concert for the school which was held in Levuka Town Hall where they played the Ruby of Raja Porre drama.

"The late Ratu Dreunimisimisi was the leading man and I was his leading lady, we brought the house down with the love scenes when he looked into my eyes and I turned away very shyly," Dr Samisoni said.

"My third fond memory at the school was the girl's cricket team which was started by Mrs Joy Clark.

"Within LPS we the senior girls were the unbeaten champions of Levuka and of course there was just no competition. But the experience of learning and participating in a new sport was a challenge and was quite satisfactory."

She says she has not returned recently to the school but was there in 2006 for the elections.








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