Posts Tagged ‘St Joseph’s College Apia’

First female principal for St Joseph’s College Alafua

Monday, November 20th, 2017

For the first time St. Joseph’s Alafua, Samoa, has a female principal. Since it was founded in 1950 the principal has always been a Marist Brother. 44-year-old laywoman Susitina Maletino Levao replaces Br Bryan Stanaway, who resigned for medical reasons last year. A mother of one child, Ms Levao has a long history with the college Read more

Marist Brothers’ schools in Apia get new principals

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Marist Brothers Primary School in Mulivai, and St Joseph’s College in Alafua have new principals Brother Siaosi Ioane has been appointed principal of Marist Brothers’ Primary School, Mulivai for 2017 – 2019. He is no stranger to this position as he was the principal of Marist Primary from 2000 to 2002. Aside from postings overseas, Read more

St Joseph’s Alafua has a new Principal

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Brother David Lavin has been appointed as the incoming principal to St. Joseph’s College at Alafua in Samoa. Lavin is a member of the Marist Brothers (FMS). He replaces Brother Siaosi Ioane. Lavin has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, English and history from the University of Auckland, a master’s degree in religious education from the Australian Read more

Samoa’s Marist Sports Club – birthplace of champions

Friday, September 18th, 2015

This week the Marist Sports Club in Apia is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The Club came into existence when the two Marist clubs, namely Marist Rugby Club and St Joseph’s Rugby Club, decided to merge in 1970. Following its merger, the Club has contributed to the development of rugby in Sāmoa through the many players Read more

Samoa: government & church schools work to end fighting

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

In Apia, Samoa, a government and a church school have come together to find a solution to end school fighting in public places. The principals of Avele and St. Joseph’s Colleges met last Friday in an effort to find a solution. Last Thursday fighting broke out after a school rugby match at the Saint Joseph’s Read more

Five former St. Joseph’s students charged with assault

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Five former students of St. Joseph’s College in Samoa are facing assault charges after a video clip of them assaulting another student was circulated on social media. Police Superintendent Lemalu Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu confirmed the charges last Thursday. The five students have all been expelled from school after the video clip was circulated on social Read more

Police called in after bullying at Catholic college

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Five students at St. Joseph’s College, in Apia, Samoa, have been expelled after they were identified as the culprits in a bullying video, filmed at the school. The video, posted on Facebook, showing a St. Joseph’s College student being beaten by another student while other students look on, has gone viral. They are also likely Read more

School boy brawl makes Samoa’s PM consider corporal punishment

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said was beginning to think that “western-styled disciplinary methods we have been adopting in recent years – which includes frowning on the strap – is not working” and he is seriously considering the reintroduction of corporal punishment. He made this comment following a brawl between Avele and St Joseph’s colleges Read more

Teacher on leave till cleared of harassment allegations

Friday, February 17th, 2012

A Saint Joseph’s College teacher has been told to take leave until sexual harassment allegations against him are cleared. The allegations were made and then withdrawn when he was working at the University of the South Pacific, but he was “let go”. Director of Catholic Education Aeau Chris Hazelman said they were only made aware of the Read more