— AIS St Helens
Over 400 graduated this year from AIS St Helens including more than 30 Tongans, most came directly from Tonga as International students. This year’s graduation ceremony is a very good year for our Tongan graduates where most of the Special Awards at the Graduation Ceremony were picked up by Tongans. They were:
Top Scholar Award for the Bachelor of International Business Programmes:
Crystal Angelina Dominique ‘Ake (Bachelor of International Business, Marketing)
Crystal ‘Ake did not join AIS St Helens Graduation Ceremony, she is looking at joining Tonga’s Ministry of Education and Training Graduation ceremony in December this year to celebrate together with her family living in Tonga. Crystal came to AIS St Helens with a Diploma in International Business from our sister school in Tonga, which is under Tonga’s Ministry of Education and Training. Crystal ‘Ake is the daughter of Mrs Nanuma and Dr Malakai ‘Ake of Kolomotu’a.
Industry Award for the Bachelor of International Business Programmes:
Faneola Lynch Vaea (Bachelor of International Business, Management) of Neiafu Vava’u, daughter of Mrs Manatu Palu Lynch and Mr Tomasi Lynch. Faneola is married to Mr Sione Vaea of Pangai, ‘Eua.
Industry Award for the Bachelor of Tourism Management Programmes:
Kalolaine Heilala ‘O Pulotu Po’oi Sikuvea (Bachelor of Tourism Management), daughter of Kaluseti Holani Po’oi and Mr Maleko Po’oi ‘of Hala Pili, Ngele’ia, Tongatapu. Kalolaine is married to Sikuvea Jr Sikuvea of Ha’alaufuli, Vava’u.
Industry Award for the Information Technology Degree Programmes:
Soane Ngutukoula Fatai (Bachelor of Information Technology, Computer Networks), son of Mrs Lea’aetoa Fakatava Fatai and Mr Ponove Fatai of Pangaimotu, Vava’u.
Ezi World Cargo & Travel Limited Award for High Achievement by a Pasifika Graduate in a Bachelor’s Degree Programme:
Filipe Fatongia Pau (Bachelor of Tourism Management), son of Mrs Pelenatita and Mr Taupeaafe Pau of ‘Ahau, Tongatapu. Filipe came to New Zealand in 2010 on a one year Rugby Scholarship and studied at Auckland Boys Grammar. Upon the completion of his Rugby scholarship, a Kiwi family namely Mrs Makale’ohiva & Mr Ronald Baas saw the potential that Filipe has as an educator thus supported him financially and morally by enrolling him with AIS St Helens just to see him graduate amongst the best. Filipe is forever grateful to his Kiwi family for their vision and support.
Most Dedicated All Round Maori Pasifika Graduate Cup for 2013:
Salome Muimui Kovi ‘a Lavinia Veiongo ki Pouono Ve’etutuu of Ma’ufanga, Tongatapu, daughter of Mrs ‘Ilafehi and Mr ‘Atunaisa Ve’etutuu.
This Most Dedicated All Round Maori Pasifika Graduate Cup was presented at the annual Special Pasifika Celebration known as the Aloha Night, celebrating the achievements of Pasifika graduates in the presence of their families and friends, prior to the actual AIS St Helens Graduation Ceremony.