Tonga’s Apifo’ou College to celebrate 125th anniversary

APIFO’OU College, Tonga’s third oldest secondary school is to mark its 125th anniversary with week-long celebrations, that are expected to draw in thousands of ex-students from the outer islands and abroad to Nuku’alofa from December 23-30.

The celebrations are scheduled to begin on Friday, December 23 with a presentation to the Queen Mother at Tufumahina Royal Residence in the morning, followed by a presentation to HM King George Tupou V at the Villa Royal Residence, by the school and ex-students.

‘Apifo’ou is a Catholic secondary co-education school owned by the Catholic Church. It was established in 1886 by the Marist Fathers at ‘Apifo’ou, which means “new home”, at Ma’ufanga. The school was originally founded in 1865 where the Catholic Church is at Ma’ufanga today, and was known as St Stanislaus, a boys’ boarding school.

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