Result of Soroban Competition in Vava'u

The District Soroban Competition co-hosted annually by Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Tonga and the Ministry of Education and Training was held for Vava‘u soroban students on Thursday, 4 August 2016 at the Maama Mo‘onia Hall, Mailefihi Siu‘ilikutapu College, Neiafu, Vava‘u.

A total of 296 soroban students from Class 3 to Class 5 competed with each other in the written examination, oral examination, and flash examination, from 21 Government Primary Schools who participated in the competition this year.

Liviela Government Primary School ranked first in the overall competition, Neiafu Government Primary School came second and Taoa Government Primary School came third. The top three students in the written examination from Classes 3 and 4 are to represent Vava’u Primary Schools in the National Soroban Competition in Nuku‘alofa, next year in March. (refer to the attachment for the result of the soroban competition in Vava’u).

Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Training co-hosted the Soroban Competition since 2010 starting with district competitions in the outer islands prior to the National Competition in Nuku‘alofa. This year’s Competition started from Ha’apai, before Vava’u in August 4, and later for Tongatapu on the 16, 18 and 25 of August. The competition for ‘Eua Island will be in September 8th 2016, before the National Competition in March 2017, joined by a group of young soroban students visiting from Japan.


Liviela GPS soroban student, won the overall top school in the Vava’u Soroban Competition(Left)

Salesi Fusikata, Soroban Teacher of Liviela GPS receiving the Trophy for Overall Top School(Right)




Top 3 students of Classes 3 & 4 Written Category of the Soroban Competition in Vava’u, 4 August 2016(Left)

Winner of the Class 5, written category at the Vava’u Soroban Competition(Right)




Soroban Competition in Vava’u, held at the Maama Mo’onia Hall, Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College.