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Seven Decades On, ACS Is Still One Of The Best

  Seven decades down the line and Adi Cakobau School is still one of the best schools in Fiji, said principal Arieta Yauvoli. With the current roll of 1003 students
03 Oct 2018 10:00
Seven Decades On, ACS Is Still One Of The Best
Arieta Yauvoli

 

Seven decades down the line and Adi Cakobau School is still one of the best schools in Fiji, said principal Arieta Yauvoli.

With the current roll of 1003 students and 48 teachers, a notable achievement of the school is its consistency in maintaining the high standards on which the school was established in 1948.

Monday saw the launch of what is anticipated to be a host of weeklong events.

Ms Yauvoli said the school excels not only in the academic aspect of learning but in extracurricular activities such as sports and art, as well.

She said while it was a challenging time to host an event of such magnitude, they had ensured that it would be succesfully completed.

Monday saw the launch at the school’s Lawn with former President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau opening the event.

“This is an important stage of the school’s existence and we have to give it  recognition,” she said.

“We have been talking at length with our other stakeholders, the old girls and our parents and we have come to a decision, a

compromise that for the whole week’s programme there are things from

Monday to Saturday, even Sunday but we will not be able to heavily engage in all.”

On Friday, some students will join the ACS old scholars and supporters in marching from the Flea Market to Albert Park Pavilion and Grounds.

 

Maintaining standards

Mrs Yauvoli said trends have changed and certain changes have impacted the school greatly over the years. However, she said they have managed to maintain this to their level best and adapt.

“ACS was established as a boarding school and that way it was easier to maintain the standards,” she said.

“Now there are major changes and more demand for a place in ACS, policies of the Ministry of Education that have come in no longer allow selective recruitment.

“School zoning is one of the issues because it defeats the initial policy of the school to be for those from the rural areas, remote areas and maritime islands.

“Our day scholar numbers are increasing because of zoning.”

Her advice to parents is to spend more quality time with children and place more emphasis on moral values at home.

“We are glad that we are able to maintain the standards and culture of the school.”

“Majority of our girls understand that very well and try to maintain the school’s expectations when it comes to discipline.”

When it comes to discipline issues Mrs Yauvoli said the school basically clarifies its policies with dealing with behaviour and align it to the Ministry of Education’s policy than handles cases accordingly.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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