The weeklong celebration ended on a high note yesterday re-phrase emphasizing the importance of preserving the Maori identity, in particular their language.
The school’s head, Engia Baxter, said the programme had been exciting and enjoyable not only for the students, but for the teachers too.
A wide variety of activities had been put together by the various schools to make the day an exciting one for all.
Activities included oratory contests, site visitation, sports competition, singing and dancing.
She reminded parents and those present yesterday that there was a need for Cook Islanders to preserve their culture and identity.
More awareness was needed to remind people about the importance of holding on to their traditional values and most importantly, knowing who they were.