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Cathedral Secondary and ISS crowned winners - Aug 17

Cathedral Secondary School won the senior division of Tadra Kahani with Connect last night after their gripping performance on the issue of bullying in schools.

Form Five student representative Ana Tugi said they are just happy to win after months of preparation.

Tugi believes it was their clear portrayal of bullying in schools that gave them the edge over the other nine secondary schools.

International School Suva was crowned the winner in the junior division with their empowering and touching theme of "Coping With Cancer".

Class Five student representative Jacob Silvestrini said the win is dedicated to their former principal who died of cancer.

Meanwhile, "Walk On Walk Strong" co-founder Taholo Kami said they were really moved by the primary students’ performance and it was a great achievement for them as yesterday marked the fourth year of their daughter’s passing away.

After a happening night, organizers Total Event Company manager Loretta Jackson said it was an unbelievable night with so much effort put in by students.

The overall results for the Secondary Division:

Overall Winner - Cathedral Secondary School and won $2,500 cash prize
1st Runner-up - Dilkusha Methodist High School and won $1,500 cash prize
2nd Runner-up - Suva Grammar School and won $1000 cash prize

In the special awards:
Best Concept - Cathedral Secondary School
Best Costume Design, Hair & Make-up - International School Suva
Best Choreography - Dilkusha Methodist High School
Best Set Design & Lighting - International School Suva
Best Backdrop - International School Suva
Best Backsatge Crew - International School Suva
Best Sound Track - Cathedral Secndary School
Best Audience Response - Lomary Secondary School

The overall results for the Junior Division:

Overall Winner - International School Suva-Primary and won $2,000 cash prize

In the special awards:
Best Concept - International School Suva-Primary
Best Costume Design, Hair & Make-up - Dudley Intermediate School
Best Choreography - Dudley Intermediate School
Best Set Design & Lighting - Rishikul Primary School
Best Backdrop - International School Suva-Primary
Best Sound Track - Rishikul Primary School

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa & Khusboo Singh

Stage set for schools to dazzle at Tadra Kahani tonight - Aug 16

The stage is set.

1,400 students will battle it out tonight with pumping music, drama, dance and art in the biggest stage show in Fiji, Tadra Kahani with Connect, with the gates of the Vodafone Arena opening in the next hour.

The students will portray real life issues of concern to them from coping with cancer, sexual abuse of children, bullying, school rivalries to the loss of our culture.

We spoke to the students and it is expected to be a tough competition as they are all eager to give their best shot at claiming this year’s Tadra Kahani title.

Meanwhile, Minister for Youth and Sports Viliame Naupoto said the time has come for students to prove a point.

Naupoto said he will be watching the show tonight to see the issues highlighted by the students which needed to be addressed.

Organizers Total Event Company manager Loretta Jackson said it has been a two month journey for them and the schools in preparation for tonight.

Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School are taking part in the senior division.

In the junior division: Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa & Khusboo Singh

RKS to showcase end of school life - Aug 16

School life will never come again.

With just hours remaining for Tadra Kahani with Connect to begin, Ratu Kadavulevu School participant Jone Tawaketini said they have chosen the theme "Excellence through Holistic Education" to show people that school life is never coming back.

Meanwhile, Paula Naketekete of Cathedral Secondary School said every school will be coming on stage with the same goal but the team with the highest level of commitment will make it through to win.

14 schools will be showcasing different themes in Tadra Kahani with Connect this evening at the Vodafone Arena.

The show starts at 6.30pm.

Story by: Khusboo Singh & Watisoni Butabua

Tadra Kahani a great opportunity for students to voice issues - Aug 16

Many did not have the opportunity to voice issues of concern during their school life.

This is the sentiment of Youth and Sports Minister Commander Viliame Naupoto as Tadra Kahani with Connect kicks off this evening.

Naupoto, who is a long time supporter of Tadra Kahani, said when he sees students performing on stage it always reminds him that he could not have done it during his time.

Naupoto said Tadra Kahani is a very good opportunity for students to voice issues through vigorous dance, music and art and he is looking forward to tonight’s show.

First timers in Tadra Kahani, Dudley Intermediate School and Blue Light Fiji, are ready to make an impact.

Meanwhile, organizers Total Event Company manager Loretta Jackson said it will be a tough night for the judges.

Tadra Kahani starts at 6.30 tonight at the Vodafone Arena.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa & Khusboo Singh

Schools ready to highlight issues at Tadra Kahani - Aug 16

From coping with cancer, sexual abuse of children, bullying, school rivalries to the loss of our culture.

These are just some of the many issues that will be highlighted by about 1,400 students tonight in the biggest stage show in Fiji, Tadra Kahani with Connect.

With 14 schools to take to the stage tonight, apart from the desire to be crowned the champions of Tadra Kahani this year, the students are hoping the issues of concern to them will be taken seriously.

Meanwhile, a long time supporter of Tadra Kahani, Minister for Youth and Sports Viliame Naupoto said Tadra Kahani brings out real life issues in such a creative manner that should not be missed.

Naupoto said he is looking forward to learning the issues students are facing and would like to be addressed.

Organizers Total Event Company manager Loretta Jackson said people should prepare themselves for a phenomenal night.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa & Khusboo Singh

Dilkusha Methodist confident of defending title - Aug 15

Defending a title is not impossible.

This is the comment by Dilkusha Methodist School who are the defending champions in the senior division of Tadra Kahani with Connect.

While doing the final round of rehearsals at the Vodafone Arena today, school student representative Nemani Nabalarua said they will make people groove and also realize the reality of life.

An excited Dilkusha team has something to tell the people.

Meanwhile, 7-year-old Amy Penfold of International Primary Suva said they have learnt a lot about cancer through Tadra Kahani as the school’s theme is "Coping with Cancer".

14 schools will be portraying different themes through pumping music, drama, dance and art tomorrow night.

10 schools are taking part in the senior division while 4 in the junior division.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Defending champs working hard to retain title - Aug 15

They won it last year for the first time in the Tadra Kahani with Connect and are confident they will take it again this year.

Defending champion in the junior division Rishikul Primary School student rep Amelia Barbara said they are working very hard and spending more time on polishing their moves.

Barbara said International School Suva is their biggest threat.

Participating schools are currently having their final rehearsals at the Vodafone Arena.

Story by: Watisoni Butabua

ISS confident of putting on an entertaining performance - Aug 15

With just one day remaining before Fiji’s biggest stage show gets underway, International School Suva is confident with their preparations and ready to give the crowd the entertainment they want.

Form Seven student Joseph Jone Kauvesi said they will be having variations in their choice of music to fit perfectly with their theme.

Kauvesi said to portray the theme "A Grim Fable" on bullying in schools, a girl named Talei, a victim, will be the focus.

Story by: Khusboo Singh & Watisoni Butabua

Dudley High ready to wow at Tadra Kahani - Aug 14

Pumping Pacific Island music, hip hop and some of Michael Jackson’s songs will be used to portray the theme of an "Ideal World" by Dudley High School this year in Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Student representative Ana Nute said this time all the work has been done by students as this is their event.

Nute said the costumes and everything have been prepared as they did not want to wait until the last minute.

Meanwhile, Marist Champagnat Institute will be using local music and dance to showcase their theme of "Make a Difference - Reach for Fijian Made".

Student rep Onisimo Votea said even their costumes have been made in a way to suite the theme.

Story by: Khusboo Singh & Watisoni Butabua

Blue Light to depict school rivalry - Aug 14

The effects of school rivalry will be portrayed on stage through song, dance and art this Thursday by the Blue Light Fiji group as part of their performance in Tadra Kahani with Connect.

The Blue Light Fiji group which is made up of more than 12 schools is an initiative of the Fiji Police Force to train students into leaders and law abiding citizens.

One of the members Nereo Kanasalusalu said their theme "Empowering youth for a safer and secure Fiji" will be showcasing how youth can prevent school rivalry and fighting through such initiatives like Blue Light Fiji.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

Blue Light Fiji group to perform at Tadra Kahani - Aug 14

For the first time, a group made up of secondary and primary school students called ’Blue Light Fiji‘ will perform in Tadra Kahani with Connect this Thursday.

The Blue Light Fiji group is an initiative of the Fiji Police Force to train students into leaders and law abiding citizens.

One of the members Nereo Kanasalusalu, who is a Form Six student of Cathedral Secondary School, said they are made up of more than 12 schools and their theme is "Empowering youth for a safer and secure Fiji".

Kanasalusalu said the theme will be based on the major school rivalries at the Coca-Cola Games.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

LDS College to portray pressures faced by youths - Aug 13

The types of pressure that youths face in their everyday lives will be portrayed through dance and acting by the students of Latter Day Saints College this Thursday in Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Student representative Samuela Koi said their theme called "Stop the Pressure" will be based on a boy who is under pressure from school and home and their selection of songs will depict their theme.

Meanwhile, with only three days remaining for the biggest and most happening stage show for Fiji, Total Event Company manager Loretta Jackson said people should not leave it to the last minute to buy tickets.

Jackson said Tadra Kahani is only a one night event and tickets sell fast.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

LTA appreciates Rishikul’s Tadra Kahani theme - Aug 13

A total of 24 people have lost their lives on Fiji roads so far this year compared to 25 for the same period last year.

The Land Transport Authority is really appreciative of the initiative taken by Rishikul Primary School to showcase the issue of road fatalities through their theme "Life is Precious, Value It" in this Thursday’s Tadra Kahani with Connect.

LTA manager road safety Timoci Satakala said it is a fact that Tadra Kahani carries with it a high level of communication as it has been seen that people turn out in numbers to see the show.

Therefore such an issue to be brought to light by students is a great achievement for them also.

A total of 1,036 people have suffered serious injuries due to road accidents in the past five years.

Rishikul Primary School Deputy Head Girl Gauramgi Sem said their message to people is simply to be a good road user and save innocent lives.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Bigger and better show every year at Tadra Kahani - August 12

Every year there is something bigger and better for people to enjoy in Tadra Kahani with Connect.

With just four days remaining for the event, Total Event Company Manager Loretta Jackson said each year new elements are added onto the performances as participants themselves learn from the previous years and come out more strongly with their creativeness.

Jackson added that this event gives young people a chance to use music, song, dance and drama to communicate positive lifestyle messages regarding what affected their lives in today’s modern world.

Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part in the Senior Division.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will perform in the Junior Division.

The show will start at 6.30pm on Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Cathedral Secondary gather support for Tadra Kahani - August 11

Participating in the Senior division of Tandra Kahani with Connect for the third consecutive year is Cathedral Secondary School.

Apart from the students teachers, parents, ex-scholars and old catholic families in the central division are also pitching in to help the 80 participants prepare well for next Thursday’s show.

Student Rep, Tepola Sogotubu said every school will be taking the stage by storm to win the competition and so will Cathedral.

The school’s theme for this year is “We Declare Bullying a Crime”.

Meanwhile, schools participating in the Senior division include Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

In the Junior division participants include Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

Tandra Kahani with Connect will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Dudley student excited about Tadra Kahani - August 10

Participating in the FM96 Tadra Kahani with Connect Junior Division for the first time is a proud achievement for a 13 year old student of Dudley Intermediate School.

Class eight student Ana Tuiteci said she feels so happy that before exiting primary school she has the opportunity to participate in the biggest show of Fiji.

Dudley Intermediate’s theme for this year is “Real Beauty Lies in Your Goodness” and they will be showcasing it through the story of Snow White.

A total of 14 schools are participating this year with 4 in the junior division and 10 in the senior division.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will commence at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone Arena.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Dudley Intermediate to retell Snow White story - August 10

People will get to see the story of Snow White once again as Dudley Intermediate School will portray their theme “Real Beauty Lies In Your Goodness” in next week’s Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Class eight student, Ana Tuiteci said this is their very first year of participating and they are nervous.

However, they will not let nervousness affect their performance.

She said with the help of FM96 team they have planned out their stage positions accurately and with the use of three backdrops they will be taking their audiences through the forest to see the goodness of Snow White.

Tuiteci said they have chosen mixture of modern and old age music to suit their theme properly.

15,000 watts of sound plus tens of thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment will be used to bring Fiji’s biggest stage show to life.

A total of 14 schools are participating this year with 4 in the junior division and 10 in the senior division.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will commence at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone Arena.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Tadra Kahani allows students to express themselves - August 10

Tadra Kahani stands out from any other show done in Fiji as it gives students an opportunity to produce an international standard stage show.

With just six days remaining for the event, Total Event Company Manager Loretta Jackson said the many weeks that go into training will culminate in an international level performance next Thursday and you have to be there to feel the electrifying atmosphere.

Jackson added that this event is a very good opportunity for students to bring back the culture of portraying stories and legends through music, song, dance and drama.

15,000 watts of sound plus tens of thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment will be used to bring Fiji’s biggest stage show to life.

Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part in the Senior Division.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will perform in the Junior Division.

The show will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Cathedral Secondary to portray bullying victims - August 09

People will get to see what happens to a student who is a victim of bullying as the 2012 FM96 Tadra Kahani with Connect will be turned into a classroom with Cathedral Secondary School students portraying their theme “We Declare Bullying a Crime”.

Schools Student Rep, Tepola Sogotubu said taking part in Tadra Kahani is a exciting experience as they have loud music and sufficient space to move and dance freely showcasing their talent.

According to a survey titled “Global School Based Student Health Survey on Fiji 2010", boys are the most targeted in schools by bullies.

The survey showed that an average of 763 boys were bullied, while a total of 649 girls responded positively to the question of bullying.

A total of 14 schools will be taking part in Tadra Kahani this year. 10 are in the Senior Division and 4 in the junior division.

The show will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Cathedral Secondary to highlight bullying during Tadra Kahani - August 09

Taking part in the Senior division of Tadra Kahani with Connect, Cathedral Secondary School is looking forward to showing people that bullying is a crime.

Schools Student Rep, Tepola Sogotubu said bullying is a growing concern in schools which needs to be highlighted and that is why they have chosen the theme “We Declare Bullying a Crime”.

Sogotubu said the best part is that students will be portraying their drama with the help of explosive music grabbing the attention of people.

Meanwhile, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part in the Senior Division.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will perform in the Junior Division.

Tandra Kahani with Connect will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Kushboo Singh

Education can save traditional culture - August 08

Education can help people to value and save their traditional culture.

This is the suggestion by the students of International School Nadi as part of their performance at next weeks Tadra Kahani with Connect with their theme “My Culture, My Identity”.

Class six student Hannah Allan said they believe traditional culture is fading which is a current issue in society.

Total Event Company Manager Loretta Jackson said Tadra Kahani's music productions are combined with professional audio with 15,000 watts of sound plus tens of thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment to bring the one of a kind stage show to life.

Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part in the Senior Division.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will perform in the Junior Division.

The show will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

International School Nadi to show how Fijian culture is slowly fading away - August 08

It will be a cultural performance by the students of International School Nadi in next week's Tadra Kahani with Connect as they show how the Fijian culture is slowly fading away through westernization.

Class six student Hannah Allan said with their theme “My Culture, My Identity”, the students will be conveying the theme through music and dance of the Fijian culture which attracts many visitors to our shores.

The students are urging people to come forward and witness Fiji’s biggest stage show.

Total Event Company Director, Loretta Jackson said Tadra Kahani's music productions are combined with professional audio with 15,000 watts of sound plus tens of thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment to bring the one of a kind stage show to life.

Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part in the Senior Division.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will perform in the Junior Division.

The show will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

Tadra Kahani is not just another concert-Jackson - August 07

"Tadra Kahani gives young people a chance to express their life style messages in today's modern world".

With just eight days to go for the event, Total Event Company Manager Loretta Jackson said Tadra Kahani is not just another concert.

Jackson added that music productions are combined with professional audio technicians with 15,000 watts of sound plus tens of thousands of dollars worth of lighting equipment to bring Fiji's biggest stage show to life.

Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnat Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part in the Senior Division.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will perform in the Junior Division.

The show will start at 6.30pm next Thursday at the Vodafone arena.

Story by: Rusiate Baleilevuka

Marist Champaignt to promote uniqueness of Fiji - August 07

In order to support and promote Fiji, Marist Champagnat Institute has come up with the theme of ‘Make a Difference, Reach for Fijian Made’ for next weeks Tadra Kahani with connect.

Student Representative, Seinimili Sukhu said the school has chosen to showcase this theme as it is time we support our own community.

Sukhu said as citizens of Fiji when we have uniqueness we should always show it.

A total of 21 companies are currently promoting Fijian Made products in Fiji.

The Attorney General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had earlier made comments that by branding Fiji and promoting Fijian made we are differentiating ourselves.

14 schools will be taking part in the Tadra Kahani with Connect this year with 10 in the senior division and 4 in the junior division

Tadra Kahani will be held at Vodafone Arena next Thursday.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Suva Grammar focuses on polishing performance - August 06

The students of Suva Grammar School will be focusing on polishing up their performance to effectively convey their message on “stop the sexual abuse” in next week's Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Form 7 student Tepola Sorovakatini said they are rehearsing every day and will need the support of ex scholars, family and friends at the biggest stage show in Fiji.

Sorovakatini said they have a unique performance.

14 schools will be taking part with 10 in the senior and 4 in the junior division in the 2012 Tadra Kahani which will be held next Thursday at the Vodafone Arena.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

Suva Grammar to highlight child abuse - August 06

Suva Grammar School has expressed concern on the high number of child abuse cases reported by authorities which they will be raising awareness on through their performance “Stop the Sexual Abuse” at next week’s Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Form 7 student Tepola Sorovakatini said they are concerned with the number of children being sexually abused especially when the perpetrators are close relatives.

She said parents need to play their role, as children trust and look to them for guidance.

According to the Social Welfare ministry children between the ages of 12-17 years were the most sexually abused and victims of neglect this year.

99 children in this age group around the country were sexually abused and were neglected between January and June this year.

The National Substance Abuse Advisory Council also stated that between January to May there has been a total of 68 sexual abuse cases, 18 physical abuse and 2 drug abuse cases.

14 schools will be taking part with 10 in the senior and 4 in the junior division in the 2012 Tadra Kahani which will be held next Thursday at the Vodafone Arena.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

ISS support cancer awareness for Tadra Kahani - August 02

“We need to support those who have been affected with cancer.”

That is the message the students of International School Suva want to tell everyone through their performance at this month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect.

With their theme “Coping with cancer”, the school has also seen it fit to also donate today $1000 to the Walk On Walk Strong campaign for children living with cancer.

Class 3 Student representative Emma Littlefair said their performance is also in memory of their late head teacher who died from cancer.

She said the thought of those suffering especially children is saddening and hopes that no one else gets affected.

14 schools will be taking part with 10 in the senior and 4 in the junior divisions in the Tadra Kahani on the 16th of this month.

As for the Walk On Walk Strong campaign, a nationwide appeal will be held this Saturday.

The WOWS Walk will take place from the Vodafone Arena to Suva Grammar and back to the arena at 7am Saturday.

If you want to make donations, the Westpac Suva CFL appeal account number is 9800 935 794.

You can also drop by at the home of Fijivillage here at 231 Waimanu Road between now and this Saturday to make your donations.

The CFL family from Legend FM, FM96, Viti FM, Navtarang and Radio Sargam will be based at locations nationwide this Saturday collecting funds for children living with cancer.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

LDS to portray pressures face by youths in Tadra Kahani - August 01

The pressure from home, school and the community that youths face will be portrayed in this month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect by the students of Latter Day Saints College.

With their theme “Stop the pressure”, student representative Samuela Koi said the types of pressure that youths face can affect their health, studies and development.

Koi said he believes there is not much being done to address this issue and they hope to address it through their performance.

The Medical Superintendent for Saint Giles Dr Shish Narayan had earlier stated that experiencing a combination of stress factors is one of the common causes of mental illnesses.

Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma has also stated that peer pressure is one of the causes of teenage pregnancies.

14 schools will be taking part in total, with 10 in the senior and 4 in the junior divisions.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of this month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

LDS out to make a difference - August 01

We want to make a difference.

That is the hope of the students of Latter Day Saints College when they perform at this month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect with their theme “stop the pressure”.

Student Representative Samuela Koi said the types of pressure that youths face at school, home and in the community can affect their health, studies and development.

He said they hope to address this issue which they believe most youths face through their performance.

14 schools will be taking part in total, with 10 in the senior and 4 in the junior divisions.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of this month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

Young Dudlians ready to shine at Tadra Kahani - July 31

Participating in the Tadra Kahani with Connect for the third year now Dudley High School has come up with a theme similar to their younger sibling Dudley Intermediate School.

Dudley Intermediate School who are new entrants in the Junior Division this year has the theme of ‘Real Beauty Lies in Your Goodness’ while Dudley High School has the theme of >Ideal World’ focusing on children.

Dudlians Student Rep, Ana Wati said both schools have similar themes relating to children and they are looking forward to the competition.

The 14 schools taking part:

In the senior division: Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

In the Junior division, Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusoo Singh

Dudley ready to showcase talent at Tadra Kahani - July 31

The Dudleans have this year chosen the theme of an ‘Ideal World’ to showcase at Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Dudley High School Student Rep, Ana Wati said they have based their theme on all the negativity surrounding children which needs to be addressed.

Meanwhile, a total of 14 schools are participating in Tadra Kahani with Connect this year.

The Junior Division will see Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School taking part.

In the Senior Division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will be participating.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Rishikul Primary practicing hard for Tadra Kahani - July 30

A total of 130 students of Rishikul Primary School are practicing 1 and half hours every day to prepare for the Tadra Kahani with Connect Junior Division.

School’s Deputy Head Girl, Gauramgi Sem said this is a great opportunity for them to bring to people’s attention what children think about their surrounding and well being of themselves.

She said through Tadra Kahani they get to express their views in a creative manner.

Rishikul’s theme for this year is “Life is Precious, Value it” and they have based it on the issue of road fatalities in Fiji.

A total of 21 people have lost their lives so far this year due to road accidents.

Meanwhile a total of 14 schools are participating in Tadra Kahani with Connect this year.

The Junior Division will see Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School taking part.

In the Senior Division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will be participating.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Sacrifice is a must-Rishikul Primary School - July 30

To retain a title, sacrifice is a must.

This was the comment made by Assistant Head Teacher of Rishikul Primary School, Apenisa Tukana as they are the defending champions of the Tadra Kahani with Connect in the Junior Division.

Tukana said they are participating again this year to give others tough competition and also to enjoy themselves.

Rishikul's theme for this year is "Life is Precious, Value it" and they have based it on the issue of road fatality in Fiji.

A total of 21 people have lost their lives so far this year due to road accidents.

The 14 schools that will be taking part:

In the Junior Division: Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School taking part.

In the Senior Division: Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will be participating.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Rishikul Primary to promote road safety in Tandra Kahani - July 30

Defending champions of the Junior Division of Tadra Kahani with Connect, Rishkul Primary School has come with a attitude changing theme of "Life is Precious, Value it".

Schools Assistant Head Teacher, Apenisa Tukana said road accidents are one of the major issues in Fiji with the loss of many innocent lives.

On the other hand Deputy Head Girl, Gauramgi Sem said their message to people is simply to be a good road user.

According to Land Transport Authority a total of 21 people have lost their lives in road accidents from January this year till to date which was 23 for the same period last year.

Meanwhile a total of 14 schools are taking part in the Tadra Kahani with Connect this year.

In the Junior Division are Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Tadra Kahani is an avenue to express matters-Lomary Sec - July 29

"It is not about winning but about enjoying ourselves in conveying our message".

That is the comment of Lomary Secondary School teacher Josaia Waiwalu as they prepare for next month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect with their theme “Carpe diem” which is latin for “seize the moment”.

Waiwalu said they would like to urge people to appreciate family and good values of life.

He added they do not see Tadra Kahani as a competition but as an avenue to express matters that are of concern to them.

The fourteen schools that will be taking part:

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

In the Junior Division Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

Appreciate life, do not take it for granted-Lomary Sec - July 28

Appreciate life and do not take it for granted.

That is the message the students of Lomary Secondary School will be expressing to everyone at next moths Tadra Kahani with Connect.

With their theme "Carpe diem" kapa diam which is latin for “seize the moment”, school teacher Josaia Waiwalu says they would like to urge people to appreciate family and the good values of life.

The fourteen schools that will be taking part:

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

In the Junior Division Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

ISS to portray bullying issue - July 27

“Students have a lot of creative ideas when we talk about real life issues.”

Those are the words of Jennifer Liew, teacher at International School Suva while preparing the students for the 2012 Tadra Kahani with Connect next month.

Liew said their theme is "Bullying in School", an issue which they feel most students face in school.

Students of International School Suva will be portraying an issue which they feel most students face in school at next month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect with the theme “Bulling in School”.

Student representative Jone Kauvesi said that they are aware of the tough competition this year.

According to a survey titled “Global School Based Student Health Survey on Fiji 2010” , boys are the most targeted in schools by bullies.

The survey showed that an average of 763 boys were bullied, while a total of 649 girls responded positively to the question of bullying.

The 14 schools that will be taking part:

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

In the junior division, Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Rusiate Baleilevuka

ISS to tackle bullying in school - July 27

“Everyone deserves respect.”

Those were the words of Jone Kauvesi the student representative of International School Suva sharing their theme titled “Bullying in School” for their performance at next month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect.

Kauvesi said that bullying is one of the common issues that many student face in school and students should be taught to respect everyone.

According to the survey called “Global School Based Student Health Survey on Fiji 2010”, boys are the most targeted in schools by bullies.

The survey showed that an average of 763 boys were bullied, while a total of 649 girls responded positively to the question of bullying.

The 14 schools that will be taking part:

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

In the Junior Division Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Rusiate Baleilevuka

Newcomers preparing well for Tadra Kahani - July 26

Participating in the Tadra Kahani With Connect for the first time, Dudley Intermediate School is looking forward to meeting lots of new people with new ideas.

School Student representative, Nelam Raj said their students are eager to showcase their talent.

Raj said this being their first year, they have to prepare well.

Dudley Intermediate School’s theme for this year is “Real Beauty Lies in Your Goodness”.

In the junior division, Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part.

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Dudley Intermediate to make debut in Tadra Kahani - July 26

Making their debut at this year’s Tadra Kahani with Connect is, Dudley Intermediate School.

Their theme is “Real Beauty Lies in Your Goodness” and according to Student Representative, Nelam Raj said with modernization most forget to focus on their inner strength.

Raj said they want people to realize that real beauty lies in the good deeds they do.

In the Junior Division Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will be showcasing their skills.

In the Senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Khusboo Singh

Defending champs expect tough competition at Tadra Kahani - July 25

Preparations are well underway for more than eighty students of Dilkusha Methodist High School for their participation in next month's Tadra Kahani with Connect.

The students are expecting great competition from the other secondary schools taking part.

The defending Champions in the senior division will be portraying their performance on the theme of “Children are the priority” as they believe that children will be at risk and resort to bad behavior when neglected.

Student Representative Nemani Nabalarua said they are determined to keep their title.

According to the Social Welfare ministry children between the ages of 12 to 17 years were the most sexually abused and victims of neglect this year.

99 children in this age group around the country were sexually abused and were neglected between January and June this year.

In the Senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

In the Junior division, Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa & Rusiate Baleilevuka

Dilkusha Methodist look to defend Tadra Kahani title - July 25

They came in as first timers and walked away as the winner after a great performance.

This year, defending champions in the Senior division of the Tadra Kahani with Connect, Dilkusha Methodist School are eager to defend their title with their theme “Children are the Priority”.

Student Representative Nemani Nabalarua said they would like to convey this message to parents and guardians as they believe that children will be at risk and resort to bad behavior when neglected.

In the Senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

In the Junior division, Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa & Rusiate Baleilevuka

RKS to deliver message about their daily lives - July 24

Ratu Kadavulevu School will be delivering a message about what they go through on a daily basis with their school song that will lead off their performance in the Tadra Kahani with Connect next month.

School teacher Penaia Qalituraga said the song is matched with the idea of having holistic education

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part in the junior division.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Rusiate Baleilevuka

RKS wants to inspire others - July 24

Four years of waiting has finally come to an end when Ratu Kadavulevu School was given the green light to take part in next month’s Tadra Kahani with Connect.

School representative James Uluibau said they would like to inspire others in what they do on a daily basis at school.

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

In the junior division, Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part.

Tadra Kahani with Connect will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Rusiate Baleilevuka

RKS returns to Tandra Kahani after 4 years - July 24

This year's Tadra Kahani will see the boys from Delainakaikai showcase their talents on stage to portray their school vision which is "Excellence Through Holistic Education" as their theme.

The last time they took part in Tadra Kahani was in 2008 and the students are very excited to come back this year.

School teacher Penaia Qalituraga said their theme is about what the students go through on a daily basis.

Fourteen schools will be taking part.

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part in the Junior Division.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Rusiate Baleilevuka

Music helps break barriers-Naisua - July 19

Music is an important aspect of society as it helps break barriers.

That is the message from the winner of the 2012 Tadra Kahani with Connect poster competition, Jovesa Naisua, a form seven student of Natabua High School, as his poster will be the face of this year's event.

He said he hopes to convey the message of breaking barriers through music and dance through his artwork.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

Tadra Kahani with Connect launched today - July 19

It is that time of the year again where students of various schools from around the country take part in the Dream Story stage show as Tadra Kahani with Connect was launched this morning.

Organizers Total Event Company Manager Loretta Jackson said 14 schools have been confirmed for the much anticipated annual event for next month.

Jackson said Tadra Kahani is about young people using creative arts, through dance and music to express strong messages about what affects them most and what is meaningful to them.

She added that Tadra Kahani is another avenue of expression that many students who are not academically inclined can participate in.

Connect General Manager, David Eyre today presented the $30,000 sponsorship cheque to CFL Managing Director, William Parkinson.

Jackson said Tadra Kahani costs around $90,000 to produce and they are grateful for the support of Connect who have seen the value of the event for the young people.

Also present at the launch was Youth and Sports Minister Commander Viliame Naupoto who is a long time supporter of Tadra Kahani.

Naupoto encouraged the students present that excellence is an attitude in giving their 100 percent best in everything they do.

The 14 schools were gives $1,000 each to assist in their preparations today.

In the senior division, Dilkusha Methodist School, Suva Grammar School, International School Suva, Cathedral Secondary School, Marist Champagnant Institute, Dudley High School, LDS College, Lomary Secondary School, Blue Light Fiji and Ratu Kadavulevu School will take part.

Rishikul Primary School, International School Suva, International School Nadi and Dudley Intermediate School will take part in the Junior Division.

Tadra Kahani will be held at the Vodafone Arena on the 16th of next month.

Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa

 


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