30 May, 2006

Ratu Sukuna Memorial School plans to be centre of celebrations next year

Ratu Sukuna Memorial School (RSMS), the school named after the late statesman, public administrator and scholar, plans to be the centre of Ratu Sukuna Week celebrations next year. This year, the school hosted his neighbouring Indian schools at the school open day held at the school at Nabua, Suva, last Thursday. On Friday, other Fijian schools, Ratu Kadavulevu School, Queen Victoria School, Adi Cakobau School and Nabua Secondary School was at RSMS where they made a fine display of mekes for other students and parents alike. Ex-students of RSMS had fundraising BBQ with materials donated by the ex-students themselves. Following that a meeting of the Suva Association was held together with a "soli" which was organised in Houses. Funds raised from the BBQ and soli was around F$1,700.00 which is to be directed to equipping the Science Laboratory at the school. The next event planned for the Suva Association is a soli in July where all ex-students have been requested to bring along their F$100 subscriptions for the year. This will be kept and then directed to projects that are mutually agreed too by ex-students. At the AGM last Friday, a new Committee was appointed. These include : Vatimi Mateiwai, President; Arieta Seruvakula, Vice President; Luisa Cabealawa, Treasurer; and Vika Cabenalevu, Secretary. In the meantime, the National Organising Committee for Ratu Sukuna Day also plan celebrations on a wider scale next year. The Committee said that this was in line with its aim of profiling the chief and stateman who had done so much to further indigenous Fijians.

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