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Yat Sen Celebrates 80/30Years

The primary school started in 1936 while the secondary school started in 1986 Hundreds of proud Yat Sen School students, alumni, teachers, and parents in Fiji converged in Suva yesterday
28 Aug 2016 08:25
Yat Sen Celebrates 80/30Years
Chinese Education Society of Fiji board members leading the parade of the Yat Sen School anniversary celebrations in Suva yesterday. Photo: Filipe Naigulevu

The primary school started in 1936 while the secondary school started in 1986

Hundreds of proud Yat Sen School students, alumni, teachers, and parents in Fiji converged in Suva yesterday to officially launch the school’s anniversary celebrations.

Situated in Flagstaff on Laucala Bay Road, Suva, the primary school celebrates its 80 years anniversary while the Yat Sen High School celebrates 30 years.

The theme is “Celebrating Our Past, Embracing Our Future, Fanning Educational Excellence”.

The launch began with a marching parade from the Flea Market to Ratu Sukuna Park.

Chinese Education Society of Fiji chairperson Newton Yuen said: “This week, we celebrate our past, we remember the founding fathers and the early Chinese community leaders who contributed funds to purchase land and construct the school buildings.

“We celebrate our past academic record and achievements, one that we can be proud of, one that is envied by other schools, one that I now challenge all of you present students to emulate.”

Mr Newton said the founders of the school would be so proud to see their legacy which began 80 years ago.

“This legacy has given many generations of students the opportunity to maximise their full potential. Education is certainly a wonderful gift to pass on,” he said.

Fiji Yat Sen alumni president William Tabuya said: “This one week of celebrations is mainly coming back to recognising the achievements for the past years which has taken a lot of work,” he said.

“It will also recognise the contributions of the Chinese community to the school.”

The week-long celebrations will culminate with a fundraising drive towards capital projects that will benefit the school.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  filipe.naigulevu@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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