Educator and community counsellor
Sinalelea Fe’ao is Chief Education Officer in charge 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 counselling 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 2022, Pope Francis reappointed her a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
XV Plenary Assembly addresses the realities, challenges, and directions for the Commission, Safeguarding, and the Church
The XV ordinary Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors took place in Rome and online from April 19-22, 2021.
Communications with our TutelaMinorum member on the South Pacific Ocean island of Tonga has always been a challenge. Through sporadic emails and crackly phone calls in between hurricanes, floods and power outages, Sinalaela Fe’Ao keeps us updated on her work in child...