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Sinalelea FE'AO

Sinalelea FE’AO


Educator and community counsellor

Chief Education Officer, working in the Catholic Education Office as coordinator of the Religious Education Curriculum and Counselling Services for all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Tonga and Niue.


Sinalelea FE’AO has 42 years of working experience in the educational field, 26 of which spent in the classroom teaching and counseling students, staff and parents, and 16 years in education administration. 

She has taught in different schools and in different levels from primary right through to tertiary, both overseas and in Tonga, her homeland. She has worked in England, New Zealand and Fiji for some years.

In 2018, Pope Francis appointed her as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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