Tupou High School celebrates golden jubilee

Free Weslyan Churchʻs Tupou High School, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Jubilee this week with activities Thursday to Sunday 23 at Fasi and Vaolōloa campuses.

Known as Siasi UÄ“siliana Tau’atāina, the largest denomination in Tonga, founded the high school in 1963 with fifteen students as a continuation of the Free Wesleyan Church’s commitment to educating the populace and to provide a place for further training and preparation of those willing to serve the church.

The High School now serves more than a 1000 students.

The programme featured a launching of John Thomas’s (1826 missionary to Tonga ) book, “The History of Tonga” on June 21.  The book was compiled by former principal, Rev. Dr. Geoff Cummins and edited by Dr. Nigel Statham.

It followed by a luncheon and entertainment, hosted by staff and students of Tupou Tertiary Institute, at Maamaloa Grounds. 

The founding  principals, Dr. John Norman and Dr. Geoff Cummins talked on their experiences during their days at Tupou High School.

The celebration continues today with the memorial service led by the President of the FWCT, with His Majesty, King Tupou VI, as the Royal Guest of Honour. 

During the service, there will be an unveiling of the plaque at the vestry where the first classes in 1963 were held. 

The celebration will close on the evening of the June 23 with a “Polotu” or farewell service. 

The first 15 pioneers were Kolianita Manu, Pisila Taufe’ulungaki, Lute Sisifa, and Lavili Finau from QSC. Takai Luatangi from Tonga College, Tevita K. Heimuli and Sione T. Naufahu from St. Andrew’s School, Tevita H. Maliu, Kalapoli Paongo, Tevita Talakai, Pita T. Kupu, Tevita T. Afeaki, Paula Tamo’ua, Mosese ‘Aholelei, and Viliami Ha’unga from Tupou College.

Dux of School: 1963 – 2012

1963 :  Kalapoli Havea Paongo

1964 :  Havea Molisi Tamanika

1965 :  Havea Molisi Tamanika

1966 :  Mesui Saafi

1967 :  Liufau Vailea

1968 :  Fusi Uatekini

1969 :  Lopiseni Faleafa

1970 :  Viela Kinahoi

1971 :  Manu Puloka

1972 :  Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa

1973 :  Penisimani Loseli

1974 :  ‘Alifeleti ‘Atiola

1975 :  ‘Elikena Halaliku

1976 :  ‘Asinate Samate

1977 :  ‘Aisake Takau

1978 :  Keith Moala

1979 :  ‘Ilaisaane Laulaehau Mavae

1980 :  Lokanesi Helu

1981 :  ‘Aisake Valu Eke

1982 :  ‘Alisi Talia’uli

1983 :  Palu Tu’ipulotu

1984 :  Lopiseni Leha

1985 :  Taniela Vakasiuola

1986 :  Kolopeaua Tonga

1987 :  Fisi’italia Lasike

1988 : Netane Vaka

1989 : Laiseni Kata

1990 : Lei Paasi

1991 : Po’ese Vatikani

1992 :  Luvoluva Napa’a

1993 :  Lisiate ‘Uhila

1994 :  Salome ‘Akau’ola

1995 :  Nomani Soakai

1996 :  Erling Veetutu

1997 : Sione Fineanganofo

1998 : Viliami Tuipulotu

1999 : Siosaia Fifita

2000 :Tupou Pulupuna

2001 : Motekiai Masima

2002 : Sione Tongia Halaapiapi

2003 :  Vatau Taunga

2004 : Christine Marie Tracy Tuipulotu

2005 : Sovaleni Masima

2006 :

2007 : Semisi Aholelei

2008 :

2009 : Cynthia Otumuli 

2010 : Maylin Chan

2011 : Setaleki Siu

2012 : Suliana Kanongataa

Head Prefect of School 1963 – 2013

1963 :  Tevita Heimuli Maliu      &    Kolianita. Manu

1964 :  Tevita Heimuli Maliu      &    Pisila Taufe’ulungaki

1965 :  Tevita Heimuli Maliu      &    Pisila Taufe’ulungaki/’Amelia Sivi Faletau

1966 :  Liufau .V. Saulala         &    Meliame O. Simiki

1967 :  Liufau V. Saulala          &    Meliame O. Simiki

1968 :  Semisi. E. Latu             &   Sela Na’a Latu

1969 :  ‘Ofa Kavapalu              &   Lesieli Ikatonga Kupu

1970 :  Mosese Vaha’i              &   Mele’ana Puloka

1971 :  Sione Lutui                  &   Simoa ‘Alipate

1972 :  Sione Lutui                  &   Ane Fifita

1973 :  Viliami Puloka              &   Salote Maile

1974 :  Manase Latu                &   Ma’ata Havea

1975 :  Lata’imuli ‘Atiola           &   Tangikina Moimoi

1976 :  Penisimani Mone           &  ‘Asinate Samate

1977 :  Foukimoana Mafi           &   Mele Taulanga

1978 :  Viliami K. Tu’ipulotu        &   Siosi’ana Mafi

1979 :  Viliami K. Tu’ipulotu        &   Siosi’ana Mafi

1980 :  Tupou Tu’ilautala           &   Siosi’ana Mausia

1981 :  Latulala Toetu’u             &   Monika Vailolo

1982 :  Latulala Toetu’u             & Lotokalafi Finau

1983 :  Lamataimi ‘Alofi             &  Lilio Fakava

1984 :  Sione Mafi                     &   ‘Akanesi Masila

1985 :  Kamaloni Tuiono???     &  ‘Ana Maloni.

1986 :   Simione Finau             & Lute Latukefu.

1987 :  ‘Atunaisa Mafile’o         & Luseane Tolu.

1988 : Paula Vaea                    &  Nunia Faletau

1989 :  Sione Mafile’o               &   Melefusi Ma’afu

1990 :  S. Folau Tolu                &   Ma’ata ‘Ulu’ave

1991 : Sione T. Fakakovikaetau &  Taufa Tu’ipulotu

1992 :  Teuli Ma’u                       &   Luvoluva Napa’a

1993 :  Ti. Liku Hingano             &   Peki Tu’i’onetoa

1994 :  Sione ‘Akau’ola              &   Tiliame Halauafu

1995 :  Vatuvango Mavae          &   Mafi Tu’amoheloa

1996 :   Taniela Sila                   &   Mafi Tu’amoheloa

1997 :   Sione Tu’ungafasi         &   Senolina Tu’ungafasi

1998 :   Sione Uasi                    &  Lolohea Taueli

1999 :   Fononga Lea’aliki         &  Sela Soane

2000 :   Fononga Lea’aliki         &  Lepolo Fosita

2001 :   Paula Vea                    &   Sela Soakai

2002 :   ‘Unaloto Falevai           &   Nancy Vave

2003 :  Tekiela ‘Aukafolau         &  Sela ‘Uluheua

2004 :  Feleti Tu’iniua                &   ‘Avalu Tupou Mavaetangi

2005 :  Sovaleni Masima           &   Lupe Tiueti

2006 :  Christopher Tukutau     &  ‘Ana Kalaleti

2007 :  Malakai Faletau            & ‘Ana Luani Vai

2008 :  Sioeli Tautua’a              &  Susitina Maile

2009 :  Kulisitofa H. Lomu         &  Loata Finau

2010 :  Kulisitofa H. Lomu         &  Faiva ‘Eteaki

2011 :  Mateaki Lakai                &  ‘Olivia ‘Eteaki

2012 :  Sioeli Filihia                   &  ‘Olivia ‘Eteaki

2013 :  Tevita Liu                       &  Sesika Finau

Retrieved from:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/TupouHS.Golden.Jubilee/files/

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