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‘Learn To Obey’

The prefects of Namaka Public School in Nadi were reminded of the importance of listening to their peers in order to carry out their duties well. The reminder came from
14 Feb 2016 10:10
‘Learn To Obey’
Executive prefects standing seated are guests (from l-r) Manager Mosese Naivolasiga, Chairman Howard Politini, president Peni Narube, head teacher Anasa Vateitei and Paster Ratu Civili during the prefects induction at Namaka Public School in Nadi on Friday.

The prefects of Namaka Public School in Nadi were reminded of the importance of listening to their peers in order to carry out their duties well.

The reminder came from Second-Lieutenant Paul Jeremiahs of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Delta Company, Nadi Camp.

He was the chief guest at the school’s prefects induction last Friday.

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good leader,” he told the prefects.

“Leaders are movers and shakers and not just audience. Congratulations to those of you who are being inducted as prefects.

“It is a testament and proof of your dedication and hard work. Those with you believe that you can be an example and inspiration that reflects true qualities of a leader.”

“A prefect is someone people look up to for advice, far assistance, for help or when they are in need.

“Remember a prefect is no bully or bosses people around whenever he or she like it. A prefect is a friend, a brother, a sister, someone who reminds others of what is right. Most importantly lead by example,” he said.

Headboy Jonathan Suka said, “To a leader, life is a career. You become a leader when you decide not to be a copy, but an original.”

Jonathan also welcomed seven executive prefects, 44 school prefects and the 24 environment officers.

The school has a roll of 900 students.

“To a leader, life is an adventure. The leader within you comes alive when you discover the purpose and vision for your life, and set out to fulfill it without compromise,” he told his fellow prefects.

Headgirl Mereia Bula thanked the teachers for nominating her name to the position.

“It is a big task for a big school like Namaka Public, but I believe in the support and co-operation of other prefects. We will do out outmost to play our role wholeheartedly to uphold dignity and philosophies bearing in mind the school motto – Deeds not Words.

Headteacher Anasa Vateitei said he would hard this year to bring forth success.



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