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Methodists Sing-A-Along

Methodists Sing-A-Along
Ballantine Memorial School students singing at the choir singing at the annual Methodist Church Conference in Suva on August 11, 2017. Photo: Mere Satakala
August 19
12:51 2017

We’ve completed the first week of the second term school holidays.

The month of the August is a much-awaited one as we have the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival finishing up, church conferences, youth camps and major sporting events taking place.

Last Friday the annual Methodist Church conference got underway at Furnival Park in Toorak, Suva.

The conference started with choir singing from schools, tertiary institutions and respective congregations around the country.

For the schools – there were seven high schools and five primary schools that took part.

Nakelo District School took part for the very first time with 130 students taking the stage. Teacher, Metuisela Mara, said it took them the entire school term to practice.

The school sang two hymns, “Worthy is the Lamb” and “Nothing is Impossible.”

Ratu Kadavulevu School had about 100 students from Degei House singing. Conductor, Vonokula Mowbray said their performance was dedicated to
their rugby team who took part in the Deans Trophy Under-18 final.

“I come every year for the conference from Australia and this is the first time I’m conducting for RKS,”she said.

The Tailevu North-based school sang a Fijian hymn titled “Jisu Noqu Kalou” Ballantine Memorial School from Delainavesi also took to the stage with a powerful performance of “SaTotoka Mai” and Dudley High School sang “Me daTabalaka”.

The annual Methodist of Fiji conference is a week –long event that ends today.

Siga loving the holidays Ratu Sukuna Memorial School student, Siga Labati, 14, has been enjoying her school break on the island of Kadavu.

The Year 9 student was part of 100 students from his school that took part during the school singing at the Methodist Church of Fiji conference.

Last Friday he told Fiji Sun Aspire: “I’m really looking forward to going to my village in Tavuki and spend time with my family fishing, swimming, and
having a picnic on the beach,” he said excitedly.

When Fiji Sun Aspire asked Siga about what National Youth Day meant to him, he said it was a day to remind all teenagers like himself to enjoy life while they’re still young.

RSMS conductor, Sainitiki Biaukula said they’ve been practicing for the past five weeks.

The school sang two Fijian hymns, “Dua Na Domo” and “Mai Sere Taka Na Tui Dokai.”

National Youth Day was celebrated last Saturday.

 

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