Adi Cakobau School in a historic move today, held its first cadet pass-out at the Albert Park. Organised by the Fiji Police Force under the Duavata Community Policing initiative, the program was a pilot one for the Fiji Police force as well.
School principle, Mrs Salote Nawalowalo thanked the Fiji Police Force and the girls for the successful event.
She explained the school was happy to support the Fiji Police with these types of initiatives because it benefited the community.
“ACS would like to support this type of program because the girls as well as the community will benefit from it,” said Nawalowalo.
She thanked the police and the girls for their efforts.
“I am proud of the girls today because they’ve done well. Through this programe, they learnt to bond, be more alert and work better as a team.”
Nawalowalo said the program had developed the girls in character-building.
“This programme has given them a sense of development and of course discipline which is good for character building.”
She added the pass-out was a school contribution to their 65th birthday celebration.
“This parade coincides with the schools birthday celebrations this week and is also a gift to the old girls association.”
Meanwhile, Fiji Police public relations officer, Ana Naisoro, said the police were happy to work with ACS.
“The eastern officers enjoyed working with the girls.”
Naisoro added the police was looking at doing cadet training in future around the country.
“This pass-out is for the central/eastern division. We are looking at another school in Naitisiri but it’s in the pipeline.”
The pass-out coincided with the school’s 65th anniversary celebrations and opening of Charlton House, the old girls headquarters at Knolly Street.