The Simona Naku Leadership Award

Araura College held its first ever quarterly leadership award assembly to celebrate the leadership qualities of one particular student prefect – Fasolo Tekatau. The event was made possible by Mr Teina Bishop (the former Honourable Minister of Education) and his family, after he pledged during the Student Leader Investiture Ceremony back in March this year to award an […]

Opera singer wows Rarotonga audience

Mezzo Soprano Elisha Fa’i Hulton told the Saturday night audience at Opera in Rarotonga that it was the mezzo sopranos who got all of the ‘witch parts’ in opera while the supposedly more exulted sopranos played princess roles. There must be some truth in that because she set about bewitching the audience at the Crown Beach […]

Maths competition fun for all

Vaitau School relax before the maths competition

Students from across the Cook Islands had the opportunity to show off their fantastic maths abilities on Wednesday night, at the national maths quiz run by the Ministry of Education. With 16 schools participating, the Ministry of Education says it was a frantic yet exhilarating experience for the crowds of spectators who cheered on their […]

Eco-tourists report back on Aitutaki lagoon

snorkling aitutaki cook islands

A team of eco-tourists was in Aitutaki last month for the Aitutaki Lagoon Monitoring Project, a combined research and eco-tourism project run by local organisation, the Pacific Islands Conservation Initiative (PICI). Eight people took part in this four-week project and surveyed 22 sites within the lagoon, inside and outside of ra’ui. The team measured coral and […]

Pink day in Araura

Araura College celebrated the investiture of its student representatives and student prefects last Friday in the school’s Prince Edward Hall.  Guests included Aitutaki Member of Parliament and Minister of Education Teina Bishop, Aitutaki mayor John Baxter, deputy mayor Tekura Bishop as well as various Orometua, Ariki, PTA members, staff, students and proud parents. College Principal […]

Vaka Iti, corporate oe vaka round the bend

Youth paddlers are set for Vaka Iti on Friday, April 11 followed by the popular corporate oe vaka challenge on Saturday, April 12.

More than 440 school students will take to Muri lagoon on April 11 for the annual Vaka Iti oe vaka competition for youth paddlers. This will be the largest field of paddlers to compete in the ever growing annual youth oe vaka competition. Students have been polishing up their paddling techniques through regular training sessions […]

50th year for Araura College

Araura College will celebrate its 50th anniversary during December The celebrations in Aitutaki will be opened by Prime Minister Henry Puna, one of the original students of the college when it first opened in 1963 as Aitutaki Junior High School. Principal Tarona Daniela says the festivities will take place over two days – Tuesday December […]

Students win laptops from Rotary

Two students are now the proud owners of laptops after winning an essay competition. The competition, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rarotonga, had students write an essay about what career they want in the future. The two winners were Joryna Pokura from Tereora College and Alone Joseph from Araura College. Each received an Asus […]

Paper for schools

hsbc donation

Ministry of Education director of finance Anthony Turua (right) gratefully accepts 56 boxes of plain photocopy paper from HSBC general manager Taki Anaru, which are destined for all schools across the southern group islands of the Cooks. The NCEA endorsement report details the Merit and Excellence endorsements that have been awarded to students who consistently […]