Apii Avarua prefects for 2024. CANDICE LUKE/ 24020945
Apii Avarua wrapped up the week in celebration with their 2024 Student Leader Investiture yesterday.
and 12 girls were named as prefects to lead and support Rarotonga’s largest
primary school, with a roll of over 500 pupils.
Engia Baxter encourages equality amongst all students, so the school has no
head boy or girl.
Prefect Henry-Michael William, 11,
from Tutakimoa was happy to receive a leadership role for the second time in
his young life.
said congratulations again because I was a leader at St. Josephs too.”
looks forward to “helping the little kids and taking care of them”.
He wants to
go to Tereora College next year, and dreams of becoming a marine biologist.
“I want to
study the sea and its creatures.”
prefect Ngapoe Urirau from Tupapa said: “I feel blessed to be a leader of Apii
Avarua. I will be a leader to the younger kids by being kind and showing them
the right way.”
to become an engineer “to build homes for people who don’t have houses”.
speech to the new leadership, Principal Baxter encouraged parents with a Bible
verse: “Train up a child in the way he should go and even when he is old he
will not depart from it.”
little bit of good where you are and it’s those little bits of good put
together that strengthens our young leaders. The title Prefect comes with a
role to be carried out by these leaders and we need your support from the homes
at all times,” she said.
the prefects: “Today is a happiest day for you, however you must ensure that
every other school day is a happy day as you work together with the teachers
and most importantly with every child in our school. For every day brings new
tatou e roiroi i te takinga meitaki, ei te tuatua tikai oki tatou e kokoti ei
kia kore tatou e akaparuparu.