Archive for April 4, 2013

Foaki Me’a’ofa ‘Asaeli Valu/ Money Gift

Na’e foaki ‘e ‘Asaeli Valu ko e Kolisi Tutuku ka ‘oku nofo Siapani ‘a ‘ene me’a’ofa pa’anga ki he kau sipoti e Kolisi.  Ko ‘Asaeli Valu ko e foha ia ‘o e helo ‘akupulu ko ia ko Fakahau Valu mei Fo’ui Hihifo Tongatapu. Na’a ne hiki atu ki Siapani he 2006 ‘i he faingamalie ako mo e va’inga ‘i he taha ‘o e ngaahi akololoto ‘o Siapani. Ne hili pe ‘ene ako he Kolisi pea lava ai ki he taha ‘o e ngaahi ‘univesiti ‘o Siapani pea lava lelei ai ‘ene ako pea ‘oku ‘I Tonga′ni ke ma’u ha malolo kae toki atu ki Siapani he Uike kaha’u ke fakahoko ‘ene aleapau pea mo e kalapu va’inga ‘a e Panasonic.

Na’e fakamatala pe ‘a ‘Asaeli ko ‘ene lavame’a na’e makatu’unga pe ia mei he ngaahi me’a na’a′ne a’usia ‘I he lolotonga ‘ene ako ‘i he ‘apiako′ni. Na’a′ne hū mai ki he ako’anga′ni ‘i he ta’u 2001 ki he tea’u 2005 pea toki folau atu aipe ‘I he ta’u ‘e taha. Na’a′ne manatu lelei ki hono falemohe ko Tevita Tonga pea ko e toki lava pe ‘eni e ta’u ‘e 7 ko ‘ene toki ha’u ‘eni ‘o ‘eva mai.

Talamonū atu pe e Website ki he feinga va’inga ‘oku ke fai.

‘Oku mahu’inga ke tau poupou ki he taleniti ‘o ‘etau fanau. Ko e taimi ‘oku mavahe ai e fanau meiate kitautolu ‘oku ‘i ai hono ngaahi fili ka ko ‘etau tokoni’i kinautolu pea mo e ‘enau hū mai ki he kolisi′ni ‘oku hoko ia ko e ngaahi me’a ke teuteu’i ai kinautolu ki he ngaahi taimi ‘oku nau mavahe ai meiate kitautolu. ‘Oku tau faka’amu kotoa pe kenau failelei pea nau tokoni mai kiate kitautolu koe’uhi ko e anga ‘o ‘etau nofo he fonua′ni.

 

The Expansion of the Golden Forest

Ko e vaota ‘o e Kolisi pe ko ia ‘oku ‘iloa koe vaota Koula pe ko e Golden Forest. Ne talu pe e tu’u e Vaota′ni mei he taimi na’e hiki mai e Kolisi ki Toloa′ni. Ko ‘eni pe e vaota ‘oku kei toe he kelekele ‘o Tongatapu.

‘Oku ‘ahia ‘e he ngaahi ako’anga ‘o e ‘Otu Tonga ‘a e vaotaa′ni he ngaahi ‘uhinga kehekehe, kae tautautefito pe ki he ngaahi ‘uhinga fakaako. ‘Oku hoko ai e Vaotaa′ni ko e resource lelei fakaako.

Ko e vaota he ngaahi ‘aho′ni, ‘oku ne fepaki mo e ngaahi faingata’a lahi ‘aupito. ‘Oku fai atu ki ai e ngaahi ngoue hangē ko e ngaahi ma’ala pea koe‘uhi ko e ngaahi faito’o kehekehe ‘oku ngāue’aki ki hono fana e ngaahi ngoue ‘ufi ‘oku′ne uesia ai pe e potu vao′ni. Ko e taha e ngaahi palopalema ‘oku hoko ki he vaotaa′ni ko hono tā ‘a hono ngaahi ‘akau.

Kuo fai ai e ngāue ki hono fakahaofi e vaotā′ni ‘aki hono toe fakalahi. Ko e ngāue fakalahi ko ‘eni ko hono tō e ngaahi ‘akau fua he ngaahi tafatafa’aki e vaotā′ni. ‘Oku ‘i ai e faka’amu ‘e tokoni mai ‘a e to’utangata′ni ki hono fakahaofi e koloa mahu’inga ko ‘eni ‘a e Kolisi Ko Tupou.

The Tupou College Forest or otherwise known as the Golden Forest was established and left as it is when the College first moved here in 1946. Since then many have visited the forest for several reasons but mainly for education purposes. Therefore the Forest is a Golden Resource “academically” for the College.

However, the Forest is facing a lot of problems. There are several crop plantations nearby (too near) that uses a lot of chemicals. It does affect the forest in the long run. There are also the man powers in destroying the trees for medicine and also for firewood is also another cause of this destruction.

The Tupou College Forestry Department lead by Sione Tonutonu Fifita and the previous caretaker Rev Sepuloni Folau have tried to increase the size of the forest by planting new trees and several types of fruit trees.

They only hope the generation of today will help the preservation of this golden resource of our time here in the College.

THE 2013 INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS COMPETITION

The result

The Tupou College Annual event – The Inter-House Athletics competition was held on the 2nd week of this term – 7th to the 8th of Feb. The result came unexpectedly to the house of Roger Page. As long as one could remember, Roger Page has never one this prestigious tournament because they have never been gifted with such dedicated and hard working members such as those of this year. Viliami Siale led the senior boys into victory while Fekita Tau aggressively took out the junior competition.

It was an event to remember as hundreds of spectators turned up to the ‘Mat of Helen’ to watch this miraculous event as the boys enjoyed their time out of the Classroom. It were days of feasting of their favourite meal “The chicken noodle”. Who would not avert from his exciting event, even the sick turned up to see who would win the major event of the day such as 100 metres of the senior boys or the 4X100m relay competition.

I am going to give you the overall results of the tournament with some photos of the tournament.

Ko e ‘aho fakamanatu ‘o e ta’u 147

Being 147 is a very long time for someone to live and as our days a numbered so is the very life of Tupou College. Tupou College is a living name and a living persona for it lives amongst us . It lives in the lives of Ex-Students, in the lives of Ex-teachers, in the lives of parents and in the lives of the current student. One would also say that it lives in the lives of those who knows the name and also in the lives of those who are willing to enter the college. Tupou College being 147 years old still lives amongst us, as if we still remember its usefulness like if it were just yesterday. This year on the 16th of February the College celebrated its 147th anniversary. The Reverend Lopeti Taufa (FWC Ex-President) was the Minister who gave the words for the sermon. His sermon was on the Books of the Hebrews 12: 1 & 2. He gave his sermon a theme “Tupou College in this 147 years”. Lopeti reminded us the rightful duties of Teachers, students, parents and Ex-students and also reminded the College the expectation of the society and the church. The turnout was most spectacular as we had visitors from all around the world. The guest of honor was HRH PILINISI TUPOUTO’A ‘ULUKALALA. (The President of the Ex-Student Association) Mr. Tevita Ma’u (Ex student from Nafualu) attended the thanksgiving service by reading the 1st hymn of the sermon. Rev Longinusi Tu’ipulotu (Acting Principal) read the lesson from the Psalm. Tangiketatau Sailosi (Ex-Student from Australia) read the books of Exodus 17: 8-16. Paula Sunia Bloomfield an Ex – Student and Ex Minister of Education for the Tongan Government read the books of the Hebrews 12: 1-3. ‘Aisake Eke an Ex-student and a Parliamentarian read the gospel from Mathew 13: 52-53. Dr. ‘Ahio the Free Wesleyan Church President gave the prayer of blessing for the 147 years of college. The Hymn number 2: 624 was read by Haniteli Fine an Ex-Student and ‘Isileli Eke the 2013 head-prefect read the last hymn. To the mat of Helen: The college had prepared a ma’ulu’ulu, mako and dances as to provide entertainment while the guest of honour and the distinguish guest have their lunch but due to inconveniencies the college had to cancel all entertainment. Lunch was provided by the students of the college. It had to be the largest food gathering this year for every student of the school prepared 5 trays of ‘ready to eat’ food and just imagine how much food was collected by the 1000 plus students of this year. The Faikava was held throughout the day and into the night. The Head prefect also gave the College a gift of which it made a lot of people happy. His family would have been proud of what they did for everyone that was on the ‘The Mat of Helen’ that day was surely blessed by the gifts they gave. It was a day not to be forgotten for everyone filled with the music of the Band, and the pretty speeches that was said.

The Tupou College Athletic Team: Open Boys

1 Viliami Siale
2 Manase Folau
3 Viliami Kaufusi
4 Mavae Manufekai
5 Pasikala Kofe
6 Peni Pulu
7 Tu’ukaivi Samita
8 ‘Anitelu Moimoi
9 Sesita Vaiomo’unga
10 Uia Filikitonga
11 Kelekolio Valu

The Tupou College Athletic Team: Senior Boys

1 Siueni Filimone
2 Sione Fa
3 Talia’uli Sikvea
4 Finau Sulunga
5 Uaisele Halatokoua
6 Halahuni Lolohea
7 Tu’ihakavalu Ika
8 Utu Fa’apoi
9 Aleki Fa’ukafa
10 Viliami Pahulu
11 Alifeleti Tu’iono
12 Tevita Ta’ufaloa
13 Sika Loni
14 Semisi Tei
15 Soape Polutele
16 Matekitonga Mulikiha’amea
17 Viliami Fonua

The Tupou College Athletic Team: Intermediate Boys

Saia Teumohenga
1 Koloa Pakileata
2 Maile Mama’o
3 Sione Fotu
4 Tanginoa Halaifonua
5 Samisoni Tautua’a
6 Uluaki Taufa
7 Tau’aika Hafoka
8 Ha’ele Finau
9 Vea Fa’aui
10 Sefesi Laume
11 Viliami Hala’api’api
12 Sione ‘Ete’aki
13 Manu Hafoka
14 Viliami Kaufusi
15 Ha’ele Finau
16 Havea Filimone

The Tupou College Athletic Teams: Junior Boys

1 Fekita Tau
2 Tu’atau Savou
3 Simote Mafi
4 Fale’one Hafoka
5 Larry Sulunga
6 Sioeli Filimoehala
7 Oloseti Voni
8 Mosese Foliaki
9 Maloni Uhi
10 Lisiate Folau
11 Taniela Bloomfield
12 Samuela Latu
13 Tupouto’a Mulikiha’amea
14 Sione Fusikata
15 ‘Alofaki Fualalo
16 Akimiti Vakameilalo
17 Salesi Pongi
18 Loni Fotofili
19 Loni Finau

The Tupou College Athletic Team: Midget Grade

This is the Tupou College 2013 Athletic Team. MIDGET GRADE

1 Terry Pongi
2 Sione ‘Osamu
3 Sefili ‘Ikani
4 Folau Fifita
5 Viliami ‘Akau’ola
6 Siaosi Folau
7 Tevita Latu
8 Aleki Kanongata’a
9 Kulisitofa Hala’ufia
10 Sione Halaifonua
11 Livi Pongi
12 Siua Tamo’ua
14 Sione Halaifonua

THE 2013 INTER-HOUSE ATHLETICS COMPETITION

The result
The Tupou College Annual event – The Inter-House Athletics competition was held on the 2nd week of this term – 7th to the 8th of Feb. The result came unexpectedly to the house of Roger Page. As long as one could remember, Roger Page has never one this prestigious tournament because they have never been gifted with such dedicated and hard working members such as those of this year. Viliami Siale led the senior boys into victory while Fekita Tau aggressively took out the junior competition.
It was an event to remember as hundreds of spectators turned up to the ‘Mat of Helen’ to watch this miraculous event as the boys enjoyed their time out of the Classroom. It were days of feasting of their favorite meal “The chicken noodle”. Who would not avert from his exciting event, even the sick turned up to see who would win the major event of the day such as 100 meters of the senior boys or the 4X100m relay competition.
I am going to give you the overall results of the tournament with some photos of the tournament.