Students find SEE papers easy

Students at Tofoa and Haveluloto Government Primary School said this week’s Secondary Entrance Examination (SEE) papers were easy.

In the two-day school examination, which started on Tuesday, class six students sit four exam papers.

On Tuesday students sat English and Tongan language papers and today they sat Maths and Environmental Science.

“I have asked my students how they feel about the papers and they said they were quite easy and they were topics they were familiar with in class,” Saane Tongotea, a class six teacher at Havelu and Tofoa Government Primary School, said.

Havelu and Tofoa is a combined school that holds the record for having the most students scoring the best marks and gaining the most entries to Tonga High School in the past three years.

GPS Havelu & Tofoa. Class six students on day one of the examination
GPS Havelu & Tofoa. Class six students on day one of the examination

There are 122 primary schools in Tonga.

This year 2909 students sat the SEE.

At primary school level students have to officially enter school at the age of five and that they must study until they are in class six where they will sit the SEE.

Students who get the best marks are given the first opportunity to enter Tongan High School depending on how many students the state-funded school require for its first year.

Tonga’s Ministry of Education rules require students to nominate their schools of choices before they sit the SEE.

Under the rules preference is given to students who select Tonga

GPS Havelu & Tofoa class 6 students ready to sit their English paper
GPS Havelu & Tofoa class six students ready to sit their English paper

High School as their first preference and their names would be made public on the radio when the result is first released together with the rest of students who gain entries to other schools.

If Tonga High School requires 100 students to fill its first year level in 2015 it means the top 100 in the whole of Tonga’s SEE 2014 will have the opportunity to enrol if they choose Tonga High School as their first choice.

Usually many students who went to other schools got best marks in SEE and had the opportunity to go to Tonga High School but preferred their school choice options to the ones belonged to their churches or where their parents went to.

In 2012, 28 students from Tofoa and Havelu enrolled in Tonga High School.

In 2013 they continued to gain the highest number of entries to Tonga High School with 23 students.

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  1. ʻI he lau ʻa e fānau ako ʻo e ʻApiako Lautohi Puleʻanga ʻa Tofoa mo Havelulotó ne nau pehē naʻe maʻamaʻa pe ʻa e pepa Sivi Hū ki he Ngaahi Kolisí ne nau siviʻi ʻi he uike ni.

    Ko e ʻaho sivi ʻe ua ko ʻeni ʻa ia ne kamata ʻi he ʻaho Tūsité naʻe sivi ai ʻa e fānau akó ʻi ha pepa ʻe fā.

    ʻI he Tūsité naʻe siviʻi ai ʻe he fānaú ʻa e Lēsoni Tongá pea mo e ʻIngilisí pea ʻi he ʻaho ní ko e Fiká mo e Saienisi ʻo e ʻĀtakaí.

    Naʻe pehē ʻe he taha e kau faiako ʻoku fakafalala ai ʻa e sivihū ʻa Tofoa mo Havelú, Saane Tongotea, naʻá ne ʻeke pe ki heʻene fānau akó e anga ʻenau vakai ki he pepá pea ne nau pehē naʻe maʻamaʻa pe pea ko e ngaahi tōpiki pe ne nau ʻosi feangai mo ia ʻi lokiako.

    Ko e akoʻanga ko ʻeni ʻoku fakatahaʻi ai ʻa Tofoa mo Havelu pea ʻoku nau kei pukepuke ʻe kinautolu ʻa e lēkooti ʻo e kau lava tokolahi ʻi he sivihuú ki he ʻApiako Māʻolunga ʻo Tongá ʻi he taʻu ko ʻeni ʻe 3 tolu huohilí.

    Ko e lautohi fakakātoa ʻe 122 ʻi Tonga pea ʻi he taʻu ní ne feʻunga kotoa ʻa e kau sivi huú mo e toko 2909.

    ʻOku hū ʻa e fānaú ki he lautohí ʻi honau taʻu 5 fakatatau ki he laó pea kuopau ke nau ako ai ʻo aʻu ki heʻenau kalasi ono pea sivi ʻi he Sivi Hū ki he Ngaahi Kolisí.

    Ko e kinautolu ʻoku nau maʻu ʻa e maaka lelei taha he sivihuú ʻe fua ʻoange kia kinautolu ʻa e faingamālie ke nau hū ki he Tongahaisikulú.

    ʻOku fiemaʻu ʻe he ngaahi lao ʻa e Potungāue Ako ʻa Tongá ʻa e fanau ako ke nau fili ʻa e kolisi ke nau fie hū ki aí ki muʻa pea nau sivi he sivi huú.

    ʻI he laó ni ʻoku ʻoange ai ʻa e faingamālie kia kinautolu ne nau fili fika ʻuluaki ki he Tongahaí, ʻa ia ko e ʻapiako foki ʻeni fakapaʻanga ʻe he puleʻangá , ke nau hū pea ui mai ʻa honau hingoa ʻi he letioó ʻi hono fua talaki pe ko ia ʻo e olá fakataha mo e fānau ako oku nau lava ki he ngaahi kolisi kehé.

    Kapau ko e fiemaʻu ʻa e Tongahaí ko e toko 100 ke hū ange he 2015 pea ʻe toʻo pe ʻa e ʻuluaki toko 100 maaka māʻolunga taha ʻi he fānau ne sivi hū he 2014 ʻi Tonga kotoa ka ne nau fika ʻuluaki ki he ʻapiakó ni ʻo ʻoange ʻa e faingamālié maʻa kinautolu.

    ʻI he angamahení ʻoku tokolahi pe ʻa e fānau ne nau kau ʻi hono maʻu ʻa e maaka lelei taha he sivihuú pea ne tonu ke nau hū ai ki he Tongahaí ka ne nau fili kinautolu ia ke hū pe ki he akoʻanga ʻa honau siasi takitaha pe ko e ngaahi akoʻanga ne ako ai ʻenau mātuʻá.

    ʻI he 2012 ne lava ai ʻa e toko 28 ia ʻa Havelu mo Tofoa ki he Tongahaí pea ʻi he taʻu kuo osí ne hoko atu ai pē ʻenau takimuʻa ʻi he lava tokolahi tahá neongo ne holo hifo ʻo toko 23 pē.

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