Stutton students shine during Tongan language contest in south Auckland

Lava atu fe'auhi lea 'a e fānau ako Tonga 'i Nu'u Sila'

Tongan students in south Auckland were congratulated for their success during a Tongan language competition last week.

Year 7 and 8 students from Stutton Park School, St Annes Catholic School, Southern Campus Mangere and Kia Aroha College were successful during the competition.

It was part of a contest which began a week earlier and during the Tongan Language Week in New Zealand for students at Year 5 and Year 6.

Stutton Park school won the top places during the competitions.

A year 7 student Mele Moala of Sutton Park School became first while ‘Alakipōmana Fifita also from Sutton Park School won second place.

Teachers and judges

The third place was won by Mele Lavaka of Kia Aroha College.

The first place for year 8 students was awarded to Malia Moa of Sutton Park School. The
second place was awarded to Patricia Lotulelei of St Anne’s Catholic School while the third place went  to Televina Palanite of Southern Cross Campus.

A member of the judging panel Uanivā Havea congratulated the students’ achievements on social media.

“Congratulations to all the Contestants”

“Thanks to Sutton Park School for hosting this most important event,” she wrote.

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