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SCOPA 50TH ANNIVERSARY 

Paying Homage to 50 Years of Service to Samoa
by Afamasaga Toleafoa
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FAAFETAI MAI LE SCOPA
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STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS
FOR THE GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

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Golden Jubilee Photos
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Proposal for funding of Multipurpose Centre Project by former students of Samoa College
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Welcome to the SCOPA website ... 

... and in case anyone still does not know, SCOPA has always stood for Samoa College Old Pupils Association. A right misnomer if you ask me, for who in their right mind would like to be called old, or be reminded of advancing age, and in some cases, old age even? But fifty years is a lot of living,and that places many of us in the much maligned old age category.

Fifty years also brings us to half a century of service to the nation and to the world, by Samoa College. A golden jubilee year that is for the founding of Samoa College, whose name and badge of excellence in learning and in all things, all us old and young former students alike carry with pride. But there it is, SCOPA, an association of former students of Samoa’s flagship school, and who are preparing to celebrate this great milestone in the life of a school that has been the cornerstone of Samoa’s house of learning.

Misnomer or not, SCOPA has been around for almost as long as the school itself. It has had a history of great achievements on behalf of the school, but also of spectacular failures on behalf of itself. But like the school whose name it carries, and which continues to flourish in the face of official neglect, SCOPA carries on serving in spite of its own very nature and shortcomings.

And by the way, the SCOPA extended family is much more than the sum total of those who studied or loafed at Samoa College. SCOPA also extends to include spouses, children of spouses, sportsmen and women who play for Samoa College teams, and last but by no means least, any supporter who cares to pay $ 10.00 membership and become a financial member. And these latter groups happen to be an invaluable source of strength and support for SCOPA, and your executive wishes here and now to warmly acknowledge their towering contribution to the SCOPA family.

But all this is really by way of introducing the SCOPA website, a concession to modern ways, and to the determination of your Executive Committee to see that all former students of Samoa College, whether they consider themselves old pupils or young pupils, and supporters of which there are many, are reminded that they are part of the SCOPA family. A body that right now is in great need of the energy and drive of Samoa College’s far flung and multi-talented off-springs, to write Samoa College’s Golden Jubilee year in nothing but pure gold.

So there! If you are a product of Samoa College, and whether you call yourself an old pupil or a young pupil, your school needs you as never before. And remember that young or old, and whether you live to be a hundred years or more, this is the only Samoa College golden jubilee you and me are ever going to see. So don’t miss it.

The SCOPA executive, of which you will hear more later, have prepared a program of golden jubilee events for everyone to enjoy. And what could be more joyful than all former Samoa College students and supporters joining their fellow students of yester year to celebrate 50 years of unsurpassed service, and of nurturing future leaders, in a spirit of mellow friendship and everlasting camaraderie.

So join our Golden Jubilee festivities. We owe it to ye old school. We owe it to our fellow travelers who are no longer with us. And we owe it to ourselves.

President
Executive Committee Members

Which is also a reminder that we also owe Computer Services Limited, or CSL, heartfelt thank-yous for sponsoring this web site for SCOPA. As we say in Samoan, “O le a le galo Afiá isi ona vao,’ or in plain simple English , ‘One good turn deserves another’.

ATAMAI E TAUTUA MO SAMOA.

THROUGH KNOWLEDGE TO ACHIEVEMENT.


Samoa College Meeting Fale
with original thatched roof
(year 2000)

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