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Early Birthday Present For Raj

He added that over the years he has held on to prefect roles which made him more prominent in his bid for later leadership roles.
18 May 2022 13:55
Early Birthday Present For Raj
Back row, (standing from left), deputy head boy, Justin Singh, deputy head girl Shannon Narayan, head boy Aryan Raj, head girl Sera Waqa, deputy head girl Sandra Mere Ravaga, deputy head boy, Kavaia Salusalu. Front row (seated from left), Principal Vinod Charan, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar and Divisional Education officer Sanaila Nauga. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Year 13 student Rajiv Raj welcomed an early 18th birthday present yesterday.

He received the head boy badge from the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Premila Kumar alongside 47 student council members of Tilak High School in Lautoka.

Rajiv who will turn 18 on July 29th said: “This is very important to me as I have a huge responsibility on my shoulders now. I’m very proud that I’ve been given this opportunity.

 

“I look forward to meeting with my student council members.”

He added that over the years he has held on to prefect roles which made him more prominent in his bid for later leadership roles.

His older brother was also a prefect in 2018.

He also had the highest mark in the Fiji Year 12 Certificate Examination at the school and his career aspiration is to become a doctor specialising in forensics.

 

Head girl Sera Waqa, 17, said that having her sister Kinisimere Solevu as the head girl in 2018 was a real boost for her.

“I feel honoured to be the school’s head girl and I look forward to our student leaders’ co-operation in this leadership role,” she said.

“We see this as an opportunity to serve, not to be served and we therefore promise to commit all our efforts into making Tilak High School the best.”

 

“Over the past few years, this school has given us, the student leaders –knowledge, education, wisdom and understanding to attain the leadership qualities we need. I stress the idea of respect as it is very important in our school community,” the Narovico, Nayau, Lau native said.

While a Year 8 student at Saru Mahatma Gandhi Memorial School, she was badged the head girl of the time as well.

Her career aspiration is to become an aircraft engineer, so that she can actually earn money for her family.

 

Minister Kumar urged the school prefects to hold on to their responsibility well, with fairness and service to the school and to other students who make up the school roll of 985.

“Student leaders need to support teachers in the smooth running of the school. In fact as prefects you become extra eyes and ears on the ground,” she said.

“We need prefects to assist the teachers and the school principal in the smooth running of the school. There is a purpose associated with this badge. When you wear that badge, you must remember that you’ve got to be kind. You’ve got to be respectful and you must be honest.”

 

 

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