Students around the country returned to school yesterday after two weeks of break for third term of studies.
Ngatangiia-based Apii Te Uki Ou started their morning with a turou led by student Terry Peua.
school welcomed four new students and their families, full-time teachers Mary
Rodgers and Shana Kamana and John Toleafoa and Marie Repaio who are student
teachers joining Te Uki Ou for the term.
students and teachers also welcomed a visiting party from the University of Canterbury
who have been on the island enjoying all the cultural sites and activities. The
group of nine visitors are a mix of lecturers and teachers studying their
Masters and researching the migration of the Vaka.
Carly Ave said: “The students and lecturers enjoyed running workshops
encouraging fun and engaging ways to learning Te Reo.”
was their first trip as a group to Rarotonga, they hope to return next year to
share some professional learning with teachers around Te Reo second language
acquisition and IT platforms that make learning Te Reo engaging.”
three – an eight-week term – is the second last term of an academic year in the