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An adopt a school concept has been welcomed by south group school principals during their workshop through the week. 

The workshop included a presentation from Thomas Wynne regarding the schools involvement in the Vaka arrivals for the 50th celebration and a presentation from CITC’s general manager Gaye Whitta and key brands manager George George regarding CITC’s 50th celebration ‘Adopt a School’ initiative.  

The Adopt a School initiative will see CITC and ten of its key suppliers provide assistance to 10 primary schools on Rarotonga through supplying materials  and resources to enable each school to build a float for the Constitution Parade. 

The building of the floats will be incorporated into each school’s curriculum this year and with the help of the teams from CITC it is expected that the floats will be as good, if not better than some of the spectacular floats of yesteryear that have been talked about for many years.

Not only will the teams from CITC be assisting with the construction of the float but each team will work with the schools to provide assistance towards a school project such as fresh water stations, library books, sporting materials etc.

The Ministry of Education is grateful for the continuing support that CITC provides for education in Rarotonga and the schools are looking forward to the exciting challenge.  


Rebuilding the new Apii Nikao modern learning environment school could take up to three years, and will not be completed by this coming August as first expected, pupils’ parents heard this week.

Small school shows big heart

Saturday March 07, 2015

Rutaki Primary School is one of the smallest schools on the island and this week they proved beyond doubt that they are a school with a big heart.

Nukutere news reporters

Wednesday February 25, 2015

Nukutere College year 10 IT students are set to print their first newspaper next month and yesterday morning spent time with CI News deputy editor Matariki Wilson (centre) to learn the ins and outs of the art of creating newspapers.

When education consultant and artist Neal Nichols Jnr visited Takitumu Primary School last Friday he delivered what could be said to be a new way of seeing the world.

School reunion ends with a bang

Saturday February 21, 2015

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Arorangi School ended with a bang on Thursday night.

Flowery honour

Saturday February 21, 2015

Apii Nikao held its first-ever prefects induction yesterday morning with eight student leaders bestowed with school prefects badges.

Young leaders chosen

Friday February 20, 2015

Twelve new school leaders for 2015 were presented at Apii Rutaki on Friday last week.

This happy bunch of youngsters has been appointed as Rutaki School’s new leaders and they include two appointed to the new position of ‘environmentalist’. They are (from left) Beniamina Kite, Tearoa Pekepo, Tepaeroa Denny (prefects), Danniel Apii (head boy), Victoria Fatiaki (head girl), Itirangi Pennycook (prefect),  Kylie Anne Paul (prefect), Papa Tangimetua and Tina Daniel (environmentalists), Samuel Raeina and Tereapii Araipu (peace ambassadors) and Eleyesa Kareroa (prefect).

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