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

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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 […]

CI Maori course features in report

The Ministry of Education has released the latest report on just how well the students of the Cook Islands achieved in their examinations at the end of the year, particularly in the subject area of Cook Islands Maori. The NCEA endorsement report details the Merit and Excellence endorsements that have been awarded to students who […]

Holidaymaker organises donation of dictionaries

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What started out as a vacation for Noel Chilcott, ended up providing a wonderful benefit for the children of Aitutaki. Chilcott, a member of the Rotary Club of Waitara in Taranaki, visited Pacific Resort Aitutaki in August last year and during his visit he started speaking with Resort concierge Ted Tavai about the education system […]

Araura College bids principal farewell

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Araura College bid a sad farewell to its outgoing principal Enoa Raea at the Aitutaki airport on Monday. Raea is leaving the school after two years as its head. Drummers beat out a goodbye as students and teachers formed a guard of honour for Raea leading to the waiting plane. As a testament to Raeas […]

Lets get quizzical!

Aitutaki’s Araura College

They came, they quizzed, they conquered Aitutakis Araura College contingent at the National Mathematics Quiz made quite an impression on its Rarotonga-based opponents on Wednesday night. The pa enua youngsters dominated their categories at the maths competition and will head home with six prizes from the night. The schools form 1 team shone in their […]

Araura College appoints first prefects

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Thirty Araura College students were recognised on Friday for their excellent qualities when they formally became prefects and student councillors. In a moving ceremony at the college hall, about 300 students, parents and local dignitaries watched each student receive their badge and be laden with ei by friends and family. Principal Enoa Raea says the […]

Red Cross serves breakfast for Aitutaki kids

More than 500 school students across Aitutaki are being provided healthy breakfasts under a new Red Cross programme t o support them as they return to classes. As schools reopened this week for the first time since Cyclone Pat ravaged the island on February 9, Red Cross and community volunteers were there with a breakfast […]