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Tupou High School 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration

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24 June, 2013. Free Wesleyan Church's Tupou High School, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Jubilee this week with activities Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 at Fasi and Vaololoa campuses.

Known as the Siasi Uesiliana Tau'ataina, the largest denomination in Tonga, founded the high school in 1963 with fifteen students as a continuation of the Free Wesleyan Church's commitment to educating the populace and to provide a place for further training and preparation of those willing to serve the church. The High School now serves more than 1,000 students.

The school's celebration start off with a special prayer and ground breaking ceremony led by the ex student's patron, Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita. The Princess also lead the ex-students parade from the school's main Campus in Fasi to the Free Wesleyan Church at Saione. The FWC President Rev Dr 'Ahio, the Church's secretary, the school's pioneers and ex-students to last year followed-in the marching.

Following the event, featured the launching of John Thomas's (1826 missionary to Tonga) book, "The History of Tonga". The book was compiled by former principal, Rev. Dr. Geoff Cummins and edited by Dr.Nigel Statham. It followed by a luncheon and entertainment, hosted by staff and students of Tupou Tertiary Institute at Maamaloa Grounds.

The celebration continues on the next day with a memorial service led by the President of the FWC, with His Majesty King Tupou VI, the Royal Guest of Honor. During the service, there was an unveiling of the plaque at the vestry where the first classed in 1963 were held.

There were a lot of ex-students from overseas and locals joined this happy occasion, not only to mark the school's 50th year's anniversary but to highlight the school's marvelous job in upbringing the students from time to time, and the great result are, there's more ex-students working in the government sector, non-government but most of all there's a lot at the Church's office and schools.

The Celebration closed on Sunday evening with a "Polotu" farewell service at Saione.

List of first 15 pioneers,

  • Kolianita Manu, Pisila Taufe'ulungaki, Lute Sisifa and Lavili Finau from QSC.
  • Takai Luatangi from Tonga College, Tevita K. Heimuli and Sione T. Naufahu from St Andrew High School
  • Tevita H. Maliu, Kalapoli Paongo, Tevita Talakai, Pita T. Kupu, Tevita T. Afeaki, Paula Tamo'ua, Mosese 'Aholelei and Viliami Ha'unga from Tupou College
Dux of School: 1963-2012
1963: Kalapoli Havea Paongo
1964: Havea Molisi Tamanika
1965: Havea Molisi Tamanika
1966: Mesui Saafi
1967: Liufau Vailea Saulala
1968: Fusi Uatekini
1969: Lopiseni Faleafa
1970: Viela Kinahoi
1971: Manu Puloka
1972: Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa
1973: Penisimani Loseli
1974: 'Alifeleti 'Atiola
1975: 'Elikena Halaliku
1976: 'Asinate Samate
1977: 'Aisake Takau
1978: Keith Moala
1979: 'Ilaisaane Laulaehau Mavae
1980: Lokanesi Helu
1981: 'Aisake Valu Eke
1982: 'Alisi Talia'uli
1983: Palu Tu'ipulotu
1984: Lopiseni Leha
1985: Taniela Vakasiuola
1986: Kolopeaua Tonga
1987: Fisi'italia Lasike
1988: Netane Vaka
1989: Laiseni Kata
1990: Lei Paasi
1991: Po'ese Vatikani
1992: Luvoluva Napa'a
1993: Lisiate 'Uhila
1994: Salome 'Akau'ola
1995: Nomani Soakai
1996: Erling Veetutu
1997: Sione Fineanganofo
1998: Viliami Tu'ipulotu
1999: Siosaia Fifita
2000: Tupou Pulupuna
2001: Motekiai Masima
2002: Sione Tongia Hala'api'api
2003: Vatau Taunga
2004: Christine Marie Tracy Tu'ipulotu
2005: Sovaleni Masima
2006:
2007: Semisi Aholelei
2008:
2009: Cynthia Otumuli
2010: Maylin Chan
2011: Setaleki Siu
2012: Suliana Kanongata'a

Head Prefect of School 1963 – 2013

1963 :  Tevita Heimuli Maliu      &    Kolianita. Manu

1964 :  Tevita Heimuli Maliu      &    Pisila Taufe'ulungaki

1965 :  Tevita Heimuli Maliu      &    Pisila Taufe'ulungaki/'Amelia Sivi Faletau

1966 :  Liufau .V. Saulala         &    Meliame O. Simiki

1967 :  Liufau V. Saulala          &    Meliame O. Simiki

1968 :  Semisi. E. Latu             &   Sela Na'a Latu

1969 :  'Ofa Kavapalu              &   Lesieli Ikatonga Kupu

1970 :  Mosese Vaha'i              &   Mele'ana Puloka

1971 :  Sione Lutui                  &   Simoa 'Alipate

1972 :  Sione Lutui                  &   Ane Fifita

1973 :  Viliami Puloka              &   Salote Maile

1974 :  Manase Latu                &   Ma'ata Havea

1975 :  Lata'imuli 'Atiola           &   Tangikina Moimoi

1976 :  Penisimani Mone           &  'Asinate Samate

1977 :  Foukimoana Mafi           &   Mele Taulanga

1978 :  Viliami K. Tu'ipulotu        &   Siosi'ana Mafi

1979 :  Viliami K. Tu'ipulotu        &   Siosi'ana Mafi

1980 :  Tupou Tu'ilautala           &   Siosi'ana Mausia

1981 :  Latulala Toetu'u             &   Monika Vailolo

1982 :  Latulala Toetu'u             & Lotokalafi Finau

1983 :  Lamataimi 'Alofi             &  Lilio Fakava

1984 :  Sione Mafi                     &   'Akanesi Masila

1985 :  Kamaloni Tuiono???     &  'Ana Maloni.

1986 :   Simione Finau             & Lute Latukefu.

1987 :  'Atunaisa Mafile'o         & Luseane Tolu.

1988 : Paula Vaea                    &  Nunia Faletau

1989 :  Sione Mafile'o               &   Melefusi Ma'afu

1990 :  S. Folau Tolu                &   Ma'ata 'Ulu'ave

1991 : Sione T. Fakakovikaetau &  Taufa Tu'ipulotu

1992 :  Teuli Ma'u                       &   Luvoluva Napa'a

1993 :  Ti. Liku Hingano             &   Peki Tu'i'onetoa

1994 :  Sione 'Akau'ola              &   Tiliame Halauafu

1995 :  Vatuvango Mavae          &   Mafi Tu'amoheloa

1996 :   Taniela Sila                   &   Mafi Tu'amoheloa

1997 :   Sione Tu'ungafasi         &   Senolina Tu'ungafasi

1998 :   Sione Uasi                    &  Lolohea Taueli

1999 :   Fononga Lea'aliki         &  Sela Soane

2000 :   Fononga Lea'aliki         &  Lepolo Fosita

2001 :   Paula Vea                    &   Sela Soakai

2002 :   'Unaloto Falevai           &   Nancy Vave

2003 :  Tekiela 'Aukafolau         &  Sela 'Uluheua

2004 :  Feleti Tu'iniua                &   'Avalu Tupou Mavaetangi

2005 :  Sovaleni Masima           &   Lupe Tiueti

2006 :  Christopher Tukutau     &  'Ana Kalaleti

2007 :  Malakai Faletau            & 'Ana Luani Vai

2008 :  Sioeli Tautua'a              &  Susitina Maile

2009 :  Kulisitofa H. Lomu         &  Loata Finau

2010 :  Kulisitofa H. Lomu         &  Faiva 'Eteaki

2011 :  Mateaki Lakai                &  'Olivia 'Eteaki

2012 :  Sioeli Filihia                   &  'Olivia 'Eteaki

2013 :  Tevita Liu                       &  Sesika Finau

ENDS

Issued by: Ministry of Information and Communication, Nuku'alofa.

 

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