Posts Tagged ‘Samoan Youth’

Move to reinstate corporal punishment in Samoa questioned

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Samoa’s ombudsman and a supreme court judge say they’re at a loss as to what has motivated a move to reinstate corporal punishment in Samoa’s high schools. Samoa banned the use of corporal punishment in 2013. But a proposed amendment to the Education Bill 2009, section 23, would allow teachers in schools to use reasonable Read more

American Samoa’s Paul Collins has surprise meeting with the Pope

Monday, March 26th, 2018

From among the 300 young Catholics attending the pre-synod meeting in Rome, Paul Collins from American Samoa was one of those chosen to greet Pope Francis. Collins had been one of the last of the delegates to arrive at the Vatican. He was not the original delegate chosen to represent Oceania. But a last-minute withdrawal Read more

The last of Sister Patrick’s Golden Girls still in the saddle at 81

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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After 64 years working for many of the country’s influential leaders, Samoa’s longest-serving public servant is not looking to give up soon. Marie Margret Ripley’s deep and strong values are inspired by her influential teacher, Sister Patrick, who taught many of Samoa’s secretarial skills at St. Mary’s, Savalalo in the late 1950s. Sister Patrick belonged Read more

Le Tuiga Samoa – a new way of learning

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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High Tech Youth studio in Samoa has a new unique Samoan name: Le Tuiga Samoa. The name was chosen by a representative workshop group of the many young people who go there. The process used to choose the name is in keeping with the studio’s philosophy. The studio is designed for youth to create their own Read more