Marist Brothers High School Suva celebrates 75 years

Last Tuesday Marist Brothers High School, the first multi-racial school in Fiji, marked its 75th anniversary celebration with a march from Marist Suva Street to Flagstaff.

Old boys from the US, Australia and New Zealand also gathered in numbers to mark one of the auspicious occasions for the school, with old scholars sharing their experience at the school with students.

Former pupil Doctor Sohan Singh said being part of the celebration brought back joyous memories for him.

Dr Singh was in MBHS from 1964 to 1967 and has lived in the US for several years.

Last week old boys of Marist Brothers High School who were members of Alphonsus house organised a charity golf tournament at the Fiji Golf Club (FGC) course in Vatuwaqa.

About 90 golfers took part in the day-long event to contribute towards the Marist Old Boys (MOB) trust fund.

Tournament organiser Billy Singh was overwhelmed with the turnout and support from the ex-MBHS scholars along with the FGC members.

While Marist Brothers’ High School is celebrating its 75th anniversary, another Marist Brothers institute, Marist Champagnat Institute (MCI), is in the words of founder Brother Fergus Garret, marking its “half silver jubilee”.
The Principal of this vocational institute, Francis Varea, explained that they are not an achievement-based school. Success is instead based on their students’ progress. Not according to any orthodox standards.

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