Recently, Niua school proudly raised $738 during a Gold Coin school fundraising effort for Tiikove Piira, one of their scholarship students who at Tereora College.
Tikove will be representing the Cook Islands in the 100 and 200 metres sprint race at the Oceania Meet in Australia, and in the South Pacific Games in Samoa.
He received a scholarship to study at Tereora in 2017 and is currently studying NCEA level 3, in his final year at the college.
Niua school is fully supporting his athletic endeavors and encouraging him to “Go for Gold Tiikove”.
“Nunua ma te yinumaki, Nunumi ke Tualingalinga – Tu ki mua te vae matua, kavea te lau yikuyiku.”
Principal Anna Katoa, teachers, Niua school, family and friends and everyone on the island would like to pass on their love and support to Piira.
Araipu Akima, 6
“Ko Araipu Akima toku ingoa. E tamātane au. Me tongi mai au, ko winangalo au ke lilo wai puapii ke apii ai te wi tamaliki o te apii Niua.”
Emma Parkinson, 10
“I’m looking at how compost is made today. The school has one compost bin, that we were taught how to use. Inside the compost bin we put paper, food scraps and leaves, there are five groups that water the compost bin twice a day. What I love the most about Pukapuka is the people, because they are kind to me.”
Viti Piira,10 [small mug19062111]
“My project is about weaving. There are a lot of things you can weave, but I am talking about weaving a ball. I see a lot of things inside weaving a ball like maths, science, art and culture. When I’m grown up to leave school, I would like to be a chef and own my own restaurant.”
Tutala Teiho-Tua, 9 [small mug19062112]
“My project is about the Yolonga, it’s about where you will get buried when you die. When you die, you will get buried with your dad, whether you’re married or not. When I leave, I want to be a fisherman like my dad.”