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Let’s Talk More, Head Girl Tells Students

“Some girls face problems in their homes so we are trying to strengthen the sisterhood,”
04 Feb 2019 10:10
Let’s Talk More, Head Girl Tells Students
From left Wiliame Tuivaga (father), Adi Cakobau School head girl Vilimaina Tuivaga with mother Sulueti Tuivaga after the prefect induction ceremony at ACS on February 3, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

 

Having an open line of communication with students and teachers is a priority for Vilimaina Tuivaga

The soft-spoken teenager from Yaroi, Matuku in Lau, was badged as the head girl for Adi Cakobau School in front of hundreds of parents, students and well-wishers yesterday.

Her independent streak and personal relationship with God is what sets her apart from her peers.

She is determined to strengthen the sisterhood bond among ACS students by establishing an open channel of communication between junior and senior students.

“Some girls face problems in their homes so we are trying to strengthen the sisterhood,” said the head girl.

“Sometimes the juniors in previous years cannot talk to us seniors so now we are trying to open that channel of communication to strengthen the sisterhood bond.

“Before they used to talk among themselves at their respective levels, but now we seniors want to bond with them because this is a real family situation at school.”

The Adi Cakobau School prefects saying their Oath during the induction ceremony on February 3, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

The Adi Cakobau School prefects saying their Oath during the induction ceremony on February 3, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Her inspiration, she says is her grandmother and the long line of ambitious women in her family.

“I depend on God and for my leadership I know he is going to take me through this,” Vilimaina said.

“Whatever comes I usually do not expect it as going to be hard,” Ms Tuivaga said.

“I am thankful and I keep going to encourage those whom we meet on the journey.”

The pure science student said she aspired to be a doctor just like her grandmother, who was an ACS student.

When asked how she felt about being chosen as the head girl, Vilimaina said she was not surprised, however she was emotional because her mother was present in school for the investiture ceremony.

She acknowledged the three student heads whom she served alongside as deputy head girl last year.

She said they all had potential and she was ready to serve in any role she was given.

“As long as I am in the school working to help others, I am fine with whatever position I am given,” Vilimaina said. “These girls are very good. They love working together. This year since the theme is unity, we are going for it.

“We already started so we looking forward to keep it going.”

From left Ana Soqeta,Naomi Vai,Muduka Vai,ACS Deputy headgirl Beverly Vai from PNG with guardian Filimoni Soqeta after the induction ceremony on February 3,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

From left Ana Soqeta , Naomi Vai , Muduka Vai , ACS Deputy head girl Beverly Vai with guardian Filimoni Soqeta after the induction ceremony on February 3,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

ACS deputy head girls

  • Karalaini Vuniwaqa,
  • Beverly Vai,
  • Lucy Tifere
  • Raijieli Koyamaibole.
  • Edited by Percy Kean

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