My whole four years were a memory as Claudius won the Inter-House during those four years, and we won the Fiji Finals in 1989 (under the old points system without any sub-junior grade - pretty special). One of the best memories that stand out was beating RKS in the Under-17 Quarterfinal under floodlights in 1989, which was the main game that day (scored the winning try). First time ever to hear the Marist supporters sing and cheer like we do in the Fiji Finals, that day. We eventually lost in the grand final (3-4) to QVS, whilst our Under-18 team (captained by Samuela Loiti) won their grade grand final that year against RSMS.
Respect! The bonds of brotherhood and being there for each other, regardless of the circumstances. Moreover, being in a very diverse and multiracial community, really helped in our lives after school, especially when going on to pursue further studies or joining the workforce. It was easier to get along with others, compared to some of our friends and colleagues from other All Boys Schools back home.
Prior to moving to California, I was with the Office of the Auditor-General in Fiji for over nine and half years. Was fortunate and blessed to be able to still pursue a career in Public Accounting here in San Francisco with a small CPA firm and have been with them for more than 10 years now.