An essential part of students’ introduction to College life is Orientation Week. The orientation programme for both new and returning students includes a number of activities that are invaluable to all students at the College. They include discussions between students and staff on such important issues as the role of the College and the behaviour expected of all College students. An Orientation tour of the library for new students is held.
The College considers Orientation Week an essential part of the academic year, and new students will primarily benefit from it. Returning students and staff will be on hand to provide information on all aspects of College life.
All members of the College are expected to maintain a high standard of moral behaviour as laid down by the Elders’ Committee.
One of the significant training and responsibilities of the women of the College is the daily operation of the Malua Pre-School Kindergarten. Situated on campus, the Centre is open from 8.00am to 12.00noon (Monday to Friday). It cares and educates children from three to five years of age. This is run by qualified teachers who are either Staff or students’ wives who are members of the Malua Community.
Parents are required to provide healthy lunches for their children although on certain days, food is also prepared and provided for by the staff for the children to promote healthy living and eating.
Outdoor facilities include a full playing field for soccer and rugby touch, a cricket field, two volleyball courts, a full tennis court which also contains a marked basketball court, and a walking track that encircles the College. There also is a fully equipped Gym. Modern exercise machines in the gym were donated by a College friend via Third Year students of 2017.
Staff, students, spouses, and children are free to use all these facilities from Monday to Saturday, normally between 5.00pm and 6.30pm, except on Thursday which is the College’s official sports day when the games begin at 2.00 pm.
MTC STUDENT ASSOCIATION
All resident students and their wives are members of the MTC Student Association presided over by a President and a Secretary, elected annually by the Principal and members of the Faculty. The Association’s main objective is to build positive mutual relationships for the spiritual, academic and general welfare of its members.
The student association provides an avenue for all students and wives to discuss and address issues for improvement on student welfare issues. It also provides social and leisure activities for the student body and community.
Accordingly, the Association through its officers can communicate at any time and make suggestions to the Principal and/or Faculty concerning the welfare and interests of its members.
The main notice boards for MTC community are located in the Fale Mafutaga Hall and the Library. These notice boards are channels of communication from the Faculty to the students on campus. Students are encouraged to check them frequently for information on class timetable and possible changes, examination timetable for each term, lists of sermon classes, preaching rosters, housing, pastoral groups, sports’ teams, and any other notices. Students are allowed to display appropriate notifications on these boards. Other notice boards are available in the Staff Room and the College Office.
Pastoral, welfare care, and counselling are available for students and their families from the Principal, Vice-Principal, and Lecturers.
Confidential service is available to support students when, for one reason or another, personal difficulties and/or issues impacting on student’s ability to maintain focus on academic studies.
MTC has three chapels. The main one is the Iupeli II where Sunday community services are held except first Sundays of each month when Holy Communion Services are held at the CCCS Fale Iupeli. The Iupeli II is also used for appropriate classes such as Sermon Classes on Thursdays and Mafutaga a Tina worship on Wednesday evenings.
The College Old Chapel is currently used for classes and/or private meditations and discussions. The Mission Centre Chapel is available for classes. Its primary use is for the single students’ worship and study centre. It is also available for CCCS Committee meetings and any other related activities.
The canteen provides most of the essential goods for students and staff. Its purpose is mainly to be of convenience to the student. It is a non-profit entity. However, where a profit is realized the gain is utilized for the main purpose of improving the College.
Commodities are sold at a cheaper rate than ordinary retail stores. Credit purchases are also available on strict terms. Items such as phone credit cannot be purchased under the credit. Sale of alcohol is strictly forbidden.