Mālō e lei lei,
It has been truly wonderful to see the energy and creativity of our Tongan students and staff as we celebrate Tongan language week as a school.
As mentioned at assembly this morning, the Tongan phrase for mutual respect is Faka’apa’apa - and perhaps it is this value that most easily links the proud Tongan culture with our own Liston Man values. Many would also say Faka’apa’apa was a value displayed consistently by the late Queen Elizabeth over her extraordinary 70 years as Monarch.
“Mutual respect for others” is a deeper and more difficult value to live by than the commonly held secular value of “tolerance”. Respect calls us into the Christian calling of dignity for all, no exceptions, no excuses.
As Parents and Caregivers you should be proud of your sons, they consistently display Faka’apa’apa and strengthen what it means to be a Liston Man.
Congratulations to the Liston Men of the week:
- Year 7 - Althean Bardey
- Year 8 - Carlo Smith
- Year 9 - Dylan Kerr
- Year 10 - Felix Wang
- Year 11 - Rafael Cabuang
- Year 12 - Lance Valete
- Year 13 - Niko Fuiava