Helping Hand for Neighbouring Namesake

A Kiwi couple have instigated a sister school relationship between Fiji’s Saint Thomas Aquinas Primary School and the Aquinas College where they teach in NZ. According to the Fiji Times, Brendan and Jane Schollum were moved by the run-down state of the Fijian school during a holiday in the country last year. They returned with 16 students and 10 parents/teachers, bearing books, computers and stationary. A year later the Schollums are back in Fiji renovating the school. “We have sort of adopted this primary school and we intend to return now and then, helping to build a great relationship with the students and reshaping the school as well,” said Jane Schollum.


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Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

Long-Legged Penguin Fossils Add to Rich Record

The discovery of a complete fossilised ancient giant penguin skeleton in the upper Kawhia Harbour, Waikato is helping scientists fill in some gaps in natural history, Sofia Quaglia reports for The…