Rising early, rushing breakfast, getting dressed in uniforms, making lunches, hurrying to catch buses or transport, and maybe a few tears as well, would have been the norm in many households on the island this week as students started back at school on Monday,
Nukutere College students were inducted as prefects, with badges presented by Bishop Paul Donoghue during mass at the St Joseph’s cathedral in Avarua yesterday.
Despite the rain the week-long Atui’anga Ki Te Tango (immersing in our Maori traditions/values) children’s cultural holiday programme ended with both the Takitumu and Te Au O Tonga branches preparing their last combined meal in good spirits yesterday.
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) results will be released to all students who studied at NCEA levels 1, 2 or 3 in 2018, on January 14 (Cook Islands time).
A recent survey asking for people’s thoughts regarding the future of USP Plus has sent the clear message that its monthly meetings should continue, says Professor John Hay.