Definitely one for the books. The week long programme was prepared well in advance and the end product was spectacular. Luiz Seetai (Y13) a key figure in bringing this to life, led the charge along with the prefect events committee Mercy Timu Moe, Veisenia Havila and Mohammed Khalid and MANY others.
Samoan Language Week was opened with the ‘Ava ceremony conducted by Mr Usufono’s Samoan senior class, followed with the ‘taualuga’ from the ‘Taupou’ Mercy Timu Moe.
Throughout the week, morning assemblies became the tone that set the day and it filtered to the Library, where another line up was awaiting. It was decided that we change it up this year and introduce an interactive week, which showcased the everyday living in Samoa. From learning how to siva, how to make coconut cream, to having discussions on ones journey of receiving one of Samoas measina ‘treasures’ the malofie or also known as the pe’a (male tattoo).
Overall it was intriguing, entertaining, fun, informative to say the least. Thank you to all the performers, the guest speakers, parent helpers, teachers who took part and most of all our organisers who took pride in producing such great work. Malo lava fa’afetai. Ia manuia le vaiaso, soifua.