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Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National


Ready for the final term

The Imanuela Akatemia Early Childhood Learning students were cheerful and excited on the first day back at school yesterday for the start of Term 4.

During the two-week holidays, student Usaia Ravula spent a week on the island of Mangaia with the Children’s Ministry tour.

“It was good, I went to the caves on Mangaia, I had fun… and I ate,” he said shyly.

Ratu Tusitima was happy to talk about his dance performance for the Fiji Day celebrations during the school break. “I danced, I was good, and I like holidays,” he said, “but I like school too and I’m happy.”

Term 4, the last education semester of the year, is when the popular annual prize giving awards for each of the schools in the Cook Islands are held. School breaks up on Friday, December 11 for the long festive season holidays.

Pictured are Imanuela Akatemia Early Childhood Learning students on their first day of term four yesterday. From left back – Vaiki Hunt, Darius William, Usaia Ravula, Ratu Tusitima, Taniela Tikoinakua and Fetia Piakura. Front from left: Tutai Akaroa Vaea, Triza Singh, Makayla Sorby and Marito Kauvai-Mustonen.