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MM 50 Years Ago

Sound Training for Island Brothers From Fr M Bransfield SM, Marist Training Centre, Tutu, Taveuni, Fiji: With the Brothers and aspirants now in class, things are at last taking shape here. We are aiming at a basic standard of education for our Brother trainees. The Government has recognised us as a junior secondary school. There […]

Vaimasenu’u Zita Sefo Martel, Fautasi Boat Captain

MM: How did you get involved with the John Bosco Technical Centre in Apia? Father Mosese, the previous Principal of Don Bosco Technical Centre, came to see me in October 2004 in my role as the Honorary Consul of France in Samoa. He wanted to know whether the government of France would accept a proposal […]

Chanel College, Samoa, marks fifty years

While the whole country of Western Samoa celebrated 50 years as an Independent country in June 2012, Chanel College in Apia was also marking 50 years as a Catholic Secondary School. The first flag hoisted over the independent government at Mulinu’u was given to Fr B.F. Doherty sm, the founding Rector of the College, in […]

Salesian Youth win historic Fautasi Race

The win by many lengths raised eyebrows at the celebrations not only because these were youngsters between 16 -20 up against men, but were trained and skippered by a charismatic woman tautai (navigator). Vaimasenu’u Zita Martel. The boat was Segavau III and built locally at Si’usega. The  Don Bosco Technical Centre is a flagship school […]