IT'S hard to miss the overwhelming site of white buildings with blue roofs, a big rugby field and a chapel on the hill when you pass Navola village along the Coral Coast.
This is where Nasikawa Vision College sits. It was first established in 1995 by Korean missionaries and boasts a school roll of more than 1000 students from surrounding villages.
On February 15, the school appointed its student leaders, each bestowed special responsibilities to lead their peers with humility and pride.
Form Seven student Raijeli Robanakadavu was named head girl alongside Peceli Waqavatu, the school's head boy.
On accepting her role as a school head prefect, Raijeli said the title came with challenges - one was dealing with delinquent students.
"I've had a few incidents to deal with at the school. One involved mediating in a feud between girls in Form Three and Form Five," said the 18-year-old from Vutia, Rewa.
"After speaking to them, the girls were able to reconcile their differences and make amends with one another.
"The biggest challenge for any head girl is when students don't accept what they are asked to do. This is where the support from parents comes in — it is very important as they always encourage me with words that boost my self-esteem.
"I pray a lot and God has helped me especially when there is no one around for me to share my problems and burdens.
"I've chosen a career path in human resource management because I like dealing with people. The experience I'm getting this year is a good preparation for me.
"It has helped me to be more tolerant with people since human resource management deals with employers and employees."
For the confident teen, living in a rural environment helped mould her personality and character while putting into perspective the advantages and disadvantages of city life.
"Rural living is better than urban living because you learn to be strong and you are able to adapt with the limited resources and leisure facilities around you. In the city, children tend to be materialistic when they grow up," she said.
Meanwhile, Mosese Soqeta and Hasina Hussein were named deputy head boy and head girl respectively. The school inducted 20 prefects with school manager Ratu Timoci Nawaibalavu given the honours to pin the badges on elected students.