Charles-Trevor Woonton was delighted to have his mother TeRiu, grandfather Ewan, great grand uncle Trevor and great great grandmother Mama Lingi, along with his family, to witness his induction as a prefect at the St Joseph’s cathedral.
“I’m going to look after the kids as best as I can, and my goals for the students is to help them learn more and make them happy,” said Woonton.
His mother TeRiu is proud of his achievements.
“We as a family are all proud. He struggled to speak clearly until he was 6-years-old. Now he reads and writes very well and has blossomed and gained confidence at the school.
“We are also blessed to have our Nanna Mama Lingi whom Charles-Trevor adores, be with us today.”
For the first time, the students have had a voice in the selection of the year’s prefects.
With a school roll of 185 students, principal Shelley Berry says the induction is extra special because the students have had a chance to vote for the children that they believe will be great prefects.
“They are well deserved, we encourage our children to think about our school motto, ‘To know God is to seek wisdom.’
“We want them to think about that in everything that they do, so when they come up with challenges, they need to know that God is supporting them all the way.”
The morning mass focused on discipleship, “and we are all reminded that we are disciples of God and so that we work together for the values of our school,” said Berry.
“I am very confident the prefects will show that in everything they do this year.”
Head boy Joseph Rua said he was looking forward to the challenge.
Cheerful head girl Leah Schuster felt proud to be selected. “I’m looking forward to being there for the kids, and to help out. I also want to focus on improving reading and writing.”
Deputy head girl Charlotte Vila said: “The responsibility is good, I want to help as much s I can, I want to make the school a better place”.
The St Joseph’s 2020 prefects are:
Head Girl – Leah Schuster and Head Boy – Joseph Rua.
Deputy Head Girl – Charlotte Vila,
Deputy Head Boy – Charles Trevor Winton,
John Tuitoga Gibson,