Students of St Joseph’s Tenaru were told learning does not stop at the end of exams.
Principal Abraham Hihiru made the reminder during the school’s graduation ceremony last Saturday.
“I wish to remind you that the process of learning does not stop at the end of your exams,” he said.
Hihiru also reminded the students that if they work hard and maintain strong discipline and resilient attitude, they would certainly achieve their dream.
“Whenever you are confronted with a challenge in school, remember that ‘every adversity, every heart-ache, carries with it needs of an equal or greater benefit’,”.
He added the truth about education is that it can make you become who you want to be.
“It is more than just learning to make a choice, it is learning to act the right way and think the right way.
“Education is not easy. It can be hard and frustrating at times.
“However, education as a tool can help you change the world and reach your full potential.
“Learn from your mistakes and move forward.”
Hihiru told the students that as they step into the real world and venture into the world of education, they need to design their own map.
“You cannot continue to rely on others to think and make decisions for you.
“In all this, a change in your attitude is essential and key prerequisites for academic excellence.”
The principal told graduating students that they cannot reach high and attain excellence if they continue to imprison themselves with non-student-like character which in may ways can deprive their freedom to be who they are not.
“As graduating students, today marks a new chapter in your life.
“As you enter into another new beginning in your journey, it is important that you reconcile your self with the past and move forward with a transformed attitude and faithfulness despite the many challenges faced,” Hihiru said.
The guest of honour at Saturday’s ceremony was Dr Jack Maebuta, a senior lecturer at the University of the South Pacific campus in Honiara.
BY ELLIOT DAWEA