Rakahanga visitors in sports challenge

Wednesday July 18, 2018 Written by Published in Education
Rakahanga School student Nari Apolo Piho clearly enjoyed herself on Tuesday at Apii Nikao. 18071722 Rakahanga School student Nari Apolo Piho clearly enjoyed herself on Tuesday at Apii Nikao. 18071722

For their annual Tapere Challenge, Apii Nikao students were joined by their counterparts from Rakahanga School to take part in the sporting action.

Students from Apii Nikao were split into four houses – Tepuka, Rangiura, Pokoinu and Turama, with two separate competitions running.

Years 3-6 squared off against each other in a netball and touch competition, with Year 7 and 8 doing the same in their own competition.

Rakahanga School principal Sharon Marsters said that shortly after they arrived on the vessel Nivaga III on Monday afternoon, the school was notified by the Ministry of Education that they we welcome to join Apii Nikao for the final week of term.

“We brought with us to Apii Nikao today 20 of our students, we left behind a few at the hostel who are still feeling a bit unwell from the boat ride but the students were all very excited to be coming down.

“They have all enjoyed playing sports with the students from Nikao and will no doubt continue to form friendships throughout this week we are here with them before the school holidays.”

The sporting action followed on from the last Kuki Time class earlier in the morning run by Phoebe and Kura Happ.

Apii Nikao administration officer Elizabeth Marsters said the competition was always well received by the students in the lead up to the school holidays.

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