A teacher has been arrested in relation to a school rivalry attack in Tonga’s capital which left a man in a critical condition, and saw dozens of students arrested.
Ex-Tonga College student, 22 year old Taniela Halahuni, remains in a critical condition in hospital following Friday’s attack from rival school Tupou College.
A former Tonga College student remains in a critical condition, with a fractured skull, following an alleged attack on a home by 147 students from rival school Tupou College.
The police say a large group of students went en masse to a residential property where pupils and former students of Tonga College were staying.
An emergency meeting has been called this week by the Tonga Secondary School Principals Association, following what it says is the worst attack between rival schools.
The police say ex-Tonga College student, 22 year old Taniela Halahuni, remains in a critical condition following Friday’s attack.
Current Tonga College student, 15 year old Daniel Mahe Jr, is in a stable condition.
Tongan police have taken 147 high school boys into custody after an attack on a rival school.
Two boys were in hospital with head injuries following the incident, according to the Matangi Tonga website.
The teens, from Tonga College, were injured when rival Tupou College students attacked their home, the report said.
A Kalapu Kava Tonga (Kava Tonga club) in Wellington, New Zealand has raised $1,000 to help fund renovation of a school house at the village of Pea on the mainland of Tongatapu, Tonga Islands.
The fundraising on June 29 was organised by members of the Kalapu Peteli of Wellington led by Moana Ma’ake and the President, Feleti Foliaki.
There are hopes in Tonga that the Ha’apai island group will soon be declared 100 percent organic.
The islands are already significant producers of virgin coconut oil but the Tonga National Youth Congress says the impact of full organic status could boost fish processing and craft manufacture and stimulate eco tourism.
Major renovations to Tongatapu’s most needy schools, including Afa, Lapaha, Malapo and ‘Atele Government Primary Schools were completed during the 10 days Pacific Partnership 2013 led by the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy which concluded its mission today, June 21.
A closing ceremony was held at a newly renovated GPS ‘Atele Si’i in Ha’ateiho attended by Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano, Cabinet Ministers and members of the diplomatic corps, who were entertained by performances by young students. Traditional gifts were also presented to personnel from the 10 participating countries under the partnership.
Tupou High School is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in a three-day event that has attracted hundreds of ex-students from overseas. The celebration for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga school began today, Thursday 20 June, with an ex-students march led by the Patron Princess Pilolevu Tuita in central Nuku’alofa.
Bands from the Free Wesleyan Church secondary schools accompanied the march from the Tupou Tertiary Institute at Fasi-moe-Afi to the Centennial Church where a roll call for the alumni and former staff was held.