On 24th May, the Don Bosco Technical Centre in Alafua Samoa, celebrated the feast day of Mary Help of Christians. It began with a beautiful whole school mass, which was held in the school hall. The mass was led by Father Chris Ford, Father Paselio and Father Philipo.
It was a joyous service, which included beautiful hymns being sung, readings from two 4th year boys and a rendition of ‘Let it be’ by Father Phillipo at the conclusion of his homily.
Following the mass, it was time for some entertainment. The Year 4 boys took to the stage first, both classes have been working hard over the past few weeks, to create two short skits which focused in on the ‘Issues facing the Samoan youth’. To conclude their performances, the two classes came together to perform a Don Bosco style remix of the song ‘Que Sera’ by the Australian Hip Hop band, Justice Crew. The boys brought the house down, with many of their school mates and teachers joining in and singing along.
After a quick break for some food and a costume change, the entertainment continued. The 46 boys involved in the Au Siva Malaga tour, which journeys to Australia in August, headed up the entertainment showing a magnificent display of Samoan siva and pese (song and dance).
It was now time for the rest of the Don Bosco boys to get involved. The challenge had been set down by Fr Chris in the previous week for each class to put on a ‘funny skit’ with the promise that whichever classes skit got the most laughs from the audience – they would earn themselves a prize. With many excellent entries including some interesting ‘female performers’, it was decided that the Year 3’s would walk away with the prestigious title of ‘The funniest boys at Don Bosco’. With tummies and sides sore from laughter, the treat of a chilli choc was welcomed with open arms.
As everyone finished enjoying their ice creams, the bell rang (a little early, another special treat) to signal the end of a fantastic and blessed day!
Manuia le feast day!
Source: Don Bosco Samoa