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A celebration to remember

Siteri Sauvakacolo In Levuka, Ovalau
Saturday, July 05, 2014

THIS is a one of a kind celebration, says Levuka Public School principal Nanise Tuimanono.

The 135th anniversary celebration and reunion that attracted about 1000 people at Nasau Park on Ovalau yesterday has set a record as the one that brought together old scholars, students and people from all walks of life.

Levuka was a sea of colours as former students graced the Old Capital with their various fashionable and colourful wear.

A float procession and march was led by the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, and the Tui Levuka, Ratu Seru Rokotuinaceva, and the Fiji Police Band.

Mrs Tuimanono said this was an event that brought joy and tears as people gathered to celebrate the achievements of the oldest school in the country.

"This is one of the biggest celebrations here in Levuka," Mrs Tuimanono said.

"Ma'afu House won the soli competition and the Lady Pioneer category, while Tanoa House won the Princess Pioneer category.

"The old scholars from the US also donated 10 computers to the school and we would like to thank them for taking their time to be here today for the celebrations."

She said the most emotional part of the celebration was when students performed a re-enactment of the origins of the school.

She said the presence of Nauru's high commissioner was an acknowledgement of LPS' role in accommodating many Nauruan students over the years.

Yesterday's celebrations ended with a barrel night at the Levuka Town Hall last night with the sports day to be held today.








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