The School Site
Chief Ratu’s generosity and commitment to the project brought this grant of Native Lands for the purpose the School, for 550 years. Our project initiative is supported by the Fijian Government’s Native Lands Trust Board, the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, and the Ministry of Education. The actual site was selected by our Architect, Jocelyn Mackay, working with Chief Ratu to meet his criteria for an educational campus for the children of Fiji. It has its roots in the mountains and valleys that are characteristic of Fiji, as well as a commanding aspect of the ocean which encompasses a vision of the Fiji disposition. It is a neutral site, which cannot be impeded by religion or ethnic disposition, and it provides ample room for future expansion. It also has access to all necessary services and an established road to Sigatoka. The freedom of not being encumbered by an urban environment is inherent in this site, allowing children to have a deeper connection and interaction with their natural environment.