There has never been an issue about funding being approved for the new Apii Nikao school, says Finance and Economic Management secretary Richard Neves.
An outraged Apii Nikao community is demanding that the government rebuild their school within 12 months - and they don’t want it to be Chinese-built.
Judges for the 2015 Anzac Day Speech Competition had their work cut out for them when students took to the stage to present their speeches to a packed hall on Thursday last week.
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.
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.