STAFF and students of Vura community high school, were being told to respect the revived daily flag rising ceremonies in the school.
Honiara City Council (HCC) Chief Education Officer (CEO)Wayne Koebule highlighted this in his speech during the revived flag rising ceremony at the school compound yesterday morning.
“Staff and students of Vura community high school, this ceremony is our national pride.
“Therefore, we must be respectful every time it is conducted,” he said.
Mr Koebule said that the Honiara City Council and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) would like to see that flag rising ceremonies be carried out in all schools within the city.
He also thanked the Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace for the flags that were distributed to all schools in the city and also Scouts Solomon Islands for conducting trainings on flag rising in schools in Honiara.
The CEO in addition extended his sincere acknowledgement to the school administration, staff and students for the initiative taken ahead of other schools in the country.
“On behalf of the HCC and the Mayor, I now declare that the flag rising ceremony is here to stay in our schools within the country,” he added.
Meanwhile, the school is the first to commence the flag rising ceremony in the country and many other schools are expected to follow the same lead.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA