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Tupou College Toloa

Address

Toloa,
Tongatapu ,
P.O. Box 4, Toloa,
Tongatapu
Tonga

Coordinates
21°13′40″S 175°9′41″W / 21.22778°S 175.16139°W / -21.22778; -175.16139Coordinates: 21°13′40″S 175°9′41″W / 21.22778°S 175.16139°W / -21.22778; -175.16139

Information

Type
Public School / Church owned

Motto
Tongan: “Ko Tonga Mo’unga Ki He Loto”
(“Tonga’s Strength-hold is its Heart”)

Denomination
Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga

Established
1866

Founder
Rev James Egan Moulton

Principal
Rev. ‘Alifeleti ‘Atiola

Age
11 to 18

Enrollment
913 (2014)

Average class size
25

Medium of language
Tongan, English

Hours in school day
7

Classrooms
21

Colour(s)
Blue, White and Black
            

Website
http://www.tupou.to

Tupou College is a Methodist boys’ secondary boarding school in Toloa on the island of Tongatapu, Tonga.It is located on the Eastern District of Tongatapu near the village of Malapo. The school is owned by the Free Weslyan Church of Tonga. Established in 1866 by James Egan Moulton, it claims to be the oldest secondary school in the Pacific Islands. Enrolment is some 1,000 pupils. Tupou College was first established at Nuku’alofa at the location on which Queen Salote College stands today. From there it moved to Nafualu, Sia’atoutai on the site where Sia’atoutai Theological College now stands. In 1948, the school last moved to Toloa in the Eastern District of Tongatapu where it still stands today. Tupou College’s Brother school is Newington College which is in Sydney, Australia.
Missionary A. Harold Wood was Principal from 1924 to 1937, during which time the school expanded from 30 students to almost 400. The first Tongan principal of the school was Rev. Sione Siupeli Taiamoni Taliai who was principal from 1970-1979.
The College has a 750-acre (3.0 km2) campus, on which crops of vegetables and fruit are grown. This includes an area of forest noted in Tonga as the Toloa Rainforest Reserve containing a variety of plant species endemic to Tonga as well as those no longer found in other parts of the kingdom. The forest is far smaller in size today then when they first moved ther
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