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Thursday 9 February 2012
Rev. Semisi Fonua in the new library at Tailulu College

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tailulu College in Nuku'alofa opened a new library on January 30, in a renovation project that cost over $830,000 pa'anga.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Education will launch its new language policy for all Tongan schools at the beginning of the 2012 school year in February. Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki, the Minister of Education, said that under the new policy Tongan will be the only language to be used in all kindergarten schools, and in primary schools from Classes 1-3. An exception will be for children whose mother tongue is not Tongan. The English language will be introduced into the schools in Class 4 as a subject.
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Saturday 14 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first two recipients of the Tonga Health Dr Tapa Scholarship Awards were announced on January 12.
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Thursday 29 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's king is looking for funding to establish a private university in Tonga, with a focus on renewable energy and the environment.
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Eleven Tongan students graduated from the Laidlaw Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10, with certificates, diplomas and degrees.
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Saturday 10 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Graduates in higher education courses received their certificates and diplomas at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall on December 8, when the keynote speaker, HE Mr Thomas Roth, noted that education was a powerful vehicle to move people and countries out of poverty.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people with disability were awarded Certificates of Learning in Computer Studies from the Mango Tree Centre, in a special Graduation Dinner hosted by Digicel Tonga at the Emerald Chinese Restaurant in Nuku'alofa, on December 1.
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Friday 2 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government Secondary Schools, Tonga High School and Tonga College held their prize giving ceremonies this week, concluding the 2011 academic year for schools in Tonga.
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Tuesday 29 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A combined prize giving ceremony for the Free Wesleyan Church's three high schools, Tupou College, Tupou High School and Queen Salote College, was held at the Queen Salote College Hall on November 24, attended by hundreds of students and parents.
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Thursday 24 November 2011

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Awards for achievement in non-formal studies of tourism, hospitality, music, entertainment, and dance were made by the 'Unuaki 'o Tonga Royal Institute at their annual prize giving ceremony on November 19, 2011. The Director of the institute, 'Akosita Havili Lavulavu said that the motto of the 'Unuaki 'o Tonga Royal Institute UTRI, "Education for All" and its mission to "Move Tonga Forward", were being realized through the increased participation of young Tongans in non-formal education.
Monday 21 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Apifo'ou College, Tonga's third oldest secondary school is to mark its 125th anniversary with week-long celebrations over Christmas, that are expected to draw in thousands of ex-students from the outer islands and abroad to Nuku‘alofa from December 23-30.
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Wednesday 16 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Open Schooling, a system of education that teaches to a broad range of learners, and has been very successful in Africa and the Caribbean, is being considered in Tonga during a three days forum this week.
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Wednesday 28 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Free Wesleyan Church schools in Tongatapu held a combined Bazaar Day in Nuku'alofa on September 28 and attracted a crowd of shoppers eager to buy quality handicrafts and food made by the students.
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Tuesday 12 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty Tongan students made academic presentations this week as a lead up to the Tonga Research Association Conference that opens on July 13 at the Tonga National Centre, Tofoa.
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Monday 27 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $1 million pa'anga was collected by ex-students of Tupou College at their 145th Anniversary Celebration at Toloa on Saturday, June 25.
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Thursday 16 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
TUPOU College, Tonga's oldest secondary school marks its 145th anniversary next week with celebrations in Tongatapu next week and it is expected to draw in thousands of ex-students from the outer islands and abroad.
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Tuesday 24 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kindy Day 2011was celebrated by children ages three to five with colourful traditional dancing at the Tonga Institute of Education, Pahu on Saturday May 21.
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Wednesday 18 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emeli Moala Pouvalu (57) who became the new Director of the Ministry of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture on May 2 has returned to Tonga after 12 years in Fiji education.
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Sunday 1 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty two Tongans students graduated from the Laidlaw Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand on 9 April 2011.
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Sunday 6 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New and updated workbooks for Tonga's Primary school students were handed over by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Dr Jonathan Austin, to the Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture, Hon Dr 'Ana Taufe'ulungaki, on Friday, February 4. 2011-02-06
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