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500+ Toddlers Celebrates Pre-School Week In Labasa

More than 500 toddlers from the provinces of Bua and Macuata marched through Labasa Town during the launch of their Pre-school week celebration on Monday. This much anticipated event witnessed
06 Aug 2016 08:47
500+ Toddlers Celebrates  Pre-School Week In Labasa
Preschoolers marching on the main street during the Macuata/Bua preschool week celebration launch at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday. Photo:JOSAIA RALAGO

More than 500 toddlers from the provinces of Bua and Macuata marched through Labasa Town during the launch of their Pre-school week celebration on Monday.

This much anticipated event witnessed excited pre-schoolers, teachers and parents uniting to mark an important event in the national calendar.

Five-year-old Ilisoni Wainiqolo of Lutukina District School Kindergarten in Dreketi, Macuata province said he was happy to be a part of this event.

The shy-boy who had to be coaxed by his mother, Mereani Didrakidraki, said he enjoyed the event because of the entertainment, the carrier-ride from his school and the once-in-a-while visit to town.

Ilisoni had to wake up at 5am in the morning, have breakfast and leave his school at 6am with his classmates, teachers and parents so they could make it to the event at 8am.

His teacher, Nina Kolivuso said: “These children need to know they are valuable and we regard these kinds of trips highly because it is a platform to expose them.

“We are thankful to the Government for letting us celebrate this event.”

While addressing pre-school teachers at the event, Saint Mary’s Primary School head teacher Seini Vakaloloma said teachers should have the passion to teach their students faithfully and with humility.

Speaking in light of the week-long celebration theme, “Investing in Early Childhood Development and Care for Quality Primary Education”, Mrs Vakaloloma said this highlighted the need for parents to spend more time with children.

She said: “When we talk about invest we are talking about something that is of value that we need to spend time in so that we make profit in the future.”

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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