A young Samoan from Fasitootai who moved to Fiji with her family two years ago will be taking up the role of Head Girl at the Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School in Suva.
Despite being at the school for just two years, the school principal says Noelani Serenade Brown-Vaise has been selected through her demonstrated values and leadership skills.
Noelani joined the school when she moved to Suva with her Mom, who was taking up a role with the Asian Development Bank Subregional office in Suva.
Faumuina Ferila Brown-Hodgson says they are humbled by the selection of her daughter, Noelani, and the honour to be the headgirl of Holy Trinity Anglican School in Fiji will not be taken lightly.
“As a mom, it’s an honour and a humbling experience for my daughter to be selected as the Head Girl especially since she’s only been in the school for two years, and it is outside of Samoa,” said Faumuina.
Faumuina and her long time partner, Matthew Hodgson made the move together, and recently married in Fiji.
Faumuina says they enjoy it in Suva but do miss the everyday village life in Samoa.
“Life in Suva is great. It’s a bit different from back home because we were living in the village community, but now we are staying in town;
“We miss our families and the life in Samoa but we are embracing life in Suva and the kids are adapting really well,” said Faumuina.
Noelani, 13, says she puts God first in everything she does. She adds that she is proud of her school, the Holy Trinity Anglican Primary School.
“I am thankful to the school for selecting me.. I will trust God to help me through this year,” she says.