Year 13 Tereora College students celebrate their last day after the prize giving awards. 22110301
The year 2022 has progressed well for Tereora College in light of Covid-19, particularly for its senior students.
Tania Morgan, the outgoing principal of the national
college, is confident results for Level 2 and Level 3 in Year 12 and Year 13,
will be the highest the college has recorded in a very long time.
Morgan made the announcement at the prize giving
ceremony, held to acknowledge academic achievement and excellence for 2022, at
the National Auditorium on Thursday.
The anticipated high results is because of the part
the families, staff and the students have played, she says.
“I thank our learning community for the faith, for the
grace they have had in us as educators, the faith that they have had in us to
deliver and serve.”
The beginning of the year for the college was a very interesting one, Morgan said.
hit and we had to respond. The country had to respond and so too did the
“And I must say as a school we responded really well and managed a lot of the learning that needed to happen, learning was done in a different environment…”
thanked the Ministry of Education for their part in the response, the supportive
families and the staff for their “resilience”.
to all our students who took all opportunities at that time and to make the
most of them.
thank our amazing staff for their support and commitment in getting our
the face of eduction we have an opportunity to make the world a better place by
shaping our next generation.”
Morgan has served 19 years at Tereora
College – the second female to be appointed as principal – and the second
longest serving principal in the history of Tereora.
being her last year at the college, last Friday Morgan had a special assembly farewell
by the students, former students and teachers, which she says “will remain with
me for a very long time”.
has been an absolute honour sharing in the lives of so many people, as
principal I am humbled, humbled to be able to have led the national college of
the Cook Islands.”
advice for the senior students who will be leaving: “I have the belief that you
have the tools to help carve out your own pathway.”
can’t say enough of how incredibly proud I am of you all, I wish you all the
very, very best in whichever direction you choose, in particular to our Year 13.
as you leave our college and enter your next vaka, I wish you all the very
best. Kia Toa and may God continue to bless each and every one.”
Ngaau, the current associate principal, will take over the role of principal in
of Ngaau, Morgan said: “She has heart, she has passion and she will take you to
words were received with a loud round of applause from students, followed by a
pe’e and beating of drums.
Tereora College also said farewell to the following teachers: Sandrine Murphy, Miriam Looij, Abby Linton, Graig Parker, Nas Ukrainec and Tupa Tupa, who have made a big impression on the students, Morgan said.
life changes and challenges lie ahead, what better way to meet those challenges,
than head on.”
guests who attended the event included the Deputy Prime Minister Robert
Tapaitau, Minister of Education Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa, Minister of Health Rose
Vainetutai Toki Brown, Secretary of Education Danielle Cochrane, Secretary of
Culture Anthony Turua, Secretary of Health Bob Williams, and Tereora College
PTA representative Twila Reuther.
Tereora College 2022 Special Awards are as follows:
The Top Scholar Award ‘Dux’ sponsored by CITC with a trophy sponsored by CITC,
laptop and cash prize - Vannes Sendito; The Top Scholar Award ‘Proxime
Accessit’ (runner-Up Dux) sponsored by the Cook Islands Financial Services
Development Authority with a trophy, a $200 Vodafone voucher, a laptop and
accessories worth $1298 - Daniel Tolosa.
The Toki Award - Shane Andrew trophy and gift pack -
Sidney Fimone; Top Pa Enua Student Award - Office of the Prime Minister trophy
and cash - Temarii Koroa; YES - Youth Enterprise Scheme Student of the Year
Business Excellence Award - Chamber of Commerce trophy and cash prize -
Heinarii Tauira Law; Most Outstanding Student in Level 3 Building &
Mathematics - Cook Islands Investment Board (CIIC) trophy and cash - Mara Adamu;
Excellence in Science & Technology - Vodafone Samsung A7 Tablet, $50 Credit Voucher and Bag of Vodafone
merchandise - Daniel Tolosa; Excellence in the Languages Award - Avarua Bakery trophy
& $100 - Kimiora Pokino; Excellence in Mathematics Award - Cook Islands
Motor Centre trophy & $500 - Samuela Solomona; Claire Tippet Rosebowl Award
trophy - Nicolea Mateariki; Most Pre-eminent Student Leader trophy - Daniel
Tolosa; Most Outstanding Student in Level 1 Mathematics and Science - Te Aponga
Uira trophy - Henare Tapuvae; Most Outstanding Student in Level 2 Mathematics
& Physics- Te Aponga Uira trophy - Ayen
Montaget; Most Outstanding Student in Level 3 Calculus & Physics - Te
Aponga Uira trophy - Samuela Solomona.
11 Special Awards with trophies sponsored by Tereora College
: Year 11 Tangata Tiratira Tu Award - Maihanarei Short; Top Scholar Award 6th
Overall in Level 1 - Stanley Tutai; Top Scholar Award 5th Overall in Level 1 - Temuna
Jacob; Top Scholar Award 4th Overall in Level 1 - Maria Patia; Top Scholar
Award 3rd Overall in Level 1 - Anzac Tapaitau; Top Scholar Award 2nd Overall in
Level 1 - Tereora - Henare Tapuvae; Top Scholar Award 1st Overall in Level 1 - Maya
12 Special Awards with trophies sponsored by Tereora College.
Tangata Tiratira Tu Award - Melani Thompson; Top Scholar Award 6th Overall in
Level 2 - Melani Thompson; Top Scholar Award 5th Overall in Level 2 - Esther
Miller; Top Scholar Award 4th Overall in Level 2 - Teoumate Jacob; Top Scholar
Award 3rd Overall in Level 2 - Isabel
James; Top Scholar Award 2nd Overall in Level 2 - Tamarua Pureau-Pukeiti; Top
Scholar Award 1st Overall in Level 2; Ayen Montagot.
13 Awards, trophies sponsored by Tereora College. Year 13
Tangata Tiratira Tu Award - Rosaline Antonia; Top Scholar Award 6th Overall in
Level 3 - Estelle Short; Top Scholar Award 5th Overall in Level 3 - Heinarii Tauira
Law; Top Scholar Award 4th Overall in Level - Oliver Dearlove; Top Scholar
Award 3rd Overall in Level 3 - Samuela Solomona.
The following students placed Third (3rd) in Level 1 with
certificates: Makirita Murare - Mathematics Foundation; Te Atarua Raina -
Commerce Studies; Matilda Auua - Sports Leisure; Manea Opo - Supported
Learning; Rierson Tupou - Cook Islands Maori; Kahl Frederick - Music; Carter
Henderson - Visual Art; Katee Wearing - Digital Technology; Louis Wigmore -
Hospitality; Akahotu Taia - Fashion.
The following students placed Second (2nd) in Level 1 with certificates: Robert Savage - Sports Leisure;
Paul Cummings - Music; Lily Mataitini - Sports Science; Maya Piakura -
Performing Arts; Eitiare Watson 2nd Equal - Performing Arts; Chiann Naslund -
Fashion; Tei'i Ngametua - Cook Islands Maori; Janna Tumbaga - Digital
Technology; Philomen Une - Hospitality; Abel Thompson-Papai - Mathematics
Foundation; Claythan Armstrong - Horticulture, and Visual Art.
Excellence in Level 1: Apii Piira - Supported Learning; Romane Safotu-Asuega - Horticulture; Anzac Tapaitau - Sports Leisure; Te Upoko Tuariki - Performing Arts; Marcus Estall - Building Construction; Moulik Kumar - Digital Technology; Antony Maireriki - Music; Maya Postrzygacz - 3rd Place in Design & Visual Communication and Excellence in Visual Art with a trophy sponsored by Island Craft Ltd. Kita Rekareka - 3rd Place in Building Construction and Excellence in Mathematics Foundation; Jennifer Short - 3rd Equal in Geography and Excellence in History; Maihanarei Short - 2nd Place in Geography, and Excellence in Sports Science with a trophy/vouchers sponsored by Te Marae Ora. Cameron Teopenga - 2nd Place in Supported Learning, and Excellence in Cook Islands Maori with a trophy/book/cash prize sponsored Heritage Holding; Dreena Willie Teapa - 2nd Place in Level 1 History and Excellence in Fashion; Stanley Tutai - 2nd Place in Design & Visual Communication, and Excellence in Mathematics; Ruby Nixon - 2nd Place in Commerce Studies, 3rd Place in English, and Excellence in Hospitality and a trophy/food voucher sponsored by Prime Foods; Temuna Jacob - 2nd Place in Building Construction, 3rd Place in Mathematics, 3rd Place in Level 1 Science and Excellence in Design & Visual Communication with a trophy/book voucher/cash prize sponsored by Bounty Bookshop; Maria Patia - 2nd Place in Level 1 English, 2nd Place in Science, 3rd Place in Sports Science and Excellence in Geography; Henare Tapuvae - 2nd Place in Mathematics, Excellence in Commerce Studies and a cash prize sponsored by SCO Rarotonga Ltd (Davina Hosking-Ashford), Excellence in English and a trophy/cash prize sponsored by the Solomona family, Excellence in Science.