Don Bosco Tetere Rural Training Centre (RTC) situated on Guadalcanal Plains successfully staged its annual graduation ceremony over the weekend.
A statement issued by Catholic Media said Don Bosco Tetere is being managed by the Salesian society of Catholic Missionary group mainly to educate and implement the skills and talents to our young people who don’t manage to continue to the high level of education.
The group helped to build and managed the Rural Development (RTC) here in Solomon Islands for long time to impute the knowledge of the specific course base on the rural lives and to provide training for their betterment of families and communities as while nation.
Saturday’s ceremony began with the graduation Mass to mark the successful year of the school and also the graduation students.
During the Holy Mass the school rector was the main celebrator and was co-celebrated by the brother Salesian priest who was called to serve in our country and schools.
The liturgy was sang with melodies of voices by the year 1 students and staff of Don Bosco to celebrated the great occasion in live of the about 85 graduation students and straight after the Holy Mass the graduation rite was commenced with some inspiration and encouragement speeches from the guest speakers.
During the ceremony the graduating class received their certificates of completion.
The Catholic Communication media officer who covered the event interviewed Fr. Rector and the school head boy after the ceremony.
Junior Ringie the school head boy who also graduated stated the success and challenges that the students have achieved come as a result of many hours of studies and sleepless nights.
“Its a great and historical day for many of us. We will never forget this day in our lives because of the achievement we receive.
“The success comes because of the struggles and challenges that we have gone through. With this success we believe we can make a difference and bring changes to many families and communities.
“The achievement we receive will help and contribute to the country’s human resources and development through the skills and talents we are equipped with.
“This was not an end but the gateway of our education to lead us to the high standard.”
He also acknowledged their families for the great support in finances, encouragements and prayers to achieve their dreams.
The students also express gratitude to the priests and sisters for taking care of them during the time at the schoo..
The celebration ended with refreshment and more activities to mark the historical event of the school.