GPS Neiafu won Vava’u District Soroban Competition

The District Soroban Competition for Primary Schools in Vava’u was held on Thursday, 1 August 2019 at the Maama Mo’onia Hall, Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College, with the best overall school won again by the Government Primary School of Neiafu.

More than three hundred soroban students from classes 3, 4 & 5 competed each other in three examinations; the written examination, oral examination and flash examination. Soroban students from GPS Neiafu won again the best overall school, and the Liviela GPS came second, while the GPS of Pangai came third.

The top students in each level were awarded prizes, and the top students in class 3 and 4 written category will be representing the Primary Schools of Vava’u in the National Soroban Competition next year in March. ‘Ana Kasimea from Neiafu GPS won the class 3 written examination, and ‘Ofa Loloa of Liviela GPS won the class 4 written examination.

The next District Soroban competition will be held this month for Tongatapu Central, Eastern and Western Districts.

Soroban education strengthens mathematics skills of young students hence is compulsory in Maths subject for primary schools syllabus, in the Kingdom. The soroban competitions is one collaborative event of the Embassy of Japan and the Ministry of Education and Training.