Opinion

Hostel life – The real teenage life

Written By : ELISABETA VIRO. Dwelling within the Elcian complex is an opportunity one cannot resist. Such a prestigious institution is accumulated with a diverse culture each revealing its own
26 Jun 2008 12:00

image Written By : ELISABETA VIRO. Dwelling within the Elcian complex is an opportunity one cannot resist. Such a prestigious institution is accumulated with a diverse culture each revealing its own value to withhold its renowned standard. Everyone strives as they stride along acknowledging every constituent around them.
In 1991-1992, a new girl’s hostel began construction, formally opening its doors in 1992 to 32 girls from rural areas. However, in 1997, the girls’ hostel was named Vakatale girls hostel as well as a dining hall extension was officially opened by the Minister of Technology, Hon. Taufa Vakatale in July in 1997. The hostel was provisioned for about 90 girls.
Currently, the hostel family is comprised of 105 warriors alongside the 82 of their amazons. All these warriors and amazons hail from distant places, value their cultures, and integrate with each other and all having the main motive. The clan is led by a graceful and vigilant matron and with the compliments of two chefs; diligently cooperating to provide their best delicacy of foods prepared.
To lessen the burden, 13 teachers reside within the provision of the teacher’s quarters and avail themselves in carrying out the responsibilities maintaining the well being of the clan. Apart from their academic profession, they also partake in the organisation of the daily routines in the complex. The timetable between the weekdays and the weekends varies. The first meal of the day is allocated at 7 am and ends with a dinner at 6 pm. Duties are also carried out with the leadership of the hostel heads and other hostel prefects as well. Every student tends to their respective duty areas accomplishing everything expected of them.
As the Elcian family strives for excellence, this is visualised by the empowerment of the almighty god. It is always a norm to maintain the freedom to worship, freedom of speech and expression.
Concurrent to the above, the students also indulge themselves in the sports field. Not only do they perform incredibly, they also manage to express their inner talent by being victorious in most of the games they participate in and to top it all up, two of the hostel bred warriors are on their journey to represent Fiji in the field of rugby which is indeed a pride to the school. Through all the obstacles encountered, the students are also well versed with the mixtures of traditional and cultural values. These are put into practice in various ceremonies held in school, further enriching the knowledge of its conservation. It is always enlightening when the Vakatale girls take on the dance floor or the Elcian warriors show off their machos in traditional dances in which they actively participate in.

By: ELISABETA VIRO
Hostel Head Girl
Form 701




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