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Tuesday 27 February 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National


Tereora College invests new leaders
Tereora College 2024 prefects with assistant principal, Ben Patia and principal, Teremoana Ngaau. TEREORA COLLEGE/24022601

Twenty-four (24) students were bestowed with the honour to lead the student body at Tereora College Student Leaders Investiture on Friday last week at the Princess Anne Hall.

The national college of the Cook Islands has a roll number of 740 students this year.

In her welcoming address, Tereora College principal Teremoana Ngaau said the prefect’s investiture was a very special day as the parents and school gathered together to congratulate their new student leaders for the year.

“You represent our student body and we are proud of each and every one of you,” said Ngaau.

“As the national college we would like our leaders to strive to make things better.

“Who will make decisions that will benefit our students, and not just themselves.

“We know that the Student Leaders sitting before us on this stage will be up to the task of leading our student body.”

Ngaau acknowledged that some challenging times may pop up for the head leaders and that there will be times when decisions that will have to be made will not be popular.

“Leadership is about taking responsibility and being accountable for decisions that you are a part of,” said Ngaau.

“We wish each of you every success in making a positive difference in our college and in the lives of those around you.”

Orometua, Teava Nanai conducted the prayers and blessings for the occasion, which was attended by former principal Tania Morgan, who is now the director of the Cook Islands Tertiary and Training Institute (CITTI), Ministry of Education’s Sanjinita Sunish, and Tereora Parent Teacher Association (PTA) chair Tepaeru Herrmann.

Tereora College will be hosting their NCEA Information Evening at the college tomorrow, Wednesday, February 28th, at 5pm.

The 2024 Tereora College prefects are: Head Boy - Tione Nand, Head Girl - Eitiare Watson; Deputy Leaders - Maihanarei Short, Apii Piira, Robert Savage, Mere-Jean Piri, Stanley Tutai, Maya Postrzygacz. Student Leaders: Georgina Vaine Keu, Mumelder Arahu, Kayla-Marama Fraser, Teau Herrmann Tuaivi, Tiare Karaitiana, Talei Noovao-Blake, Christopher Pita, Romane Safotu-Asuega, Mahana Sijp, Harry Taripo, Noeleni Tuakana, Teupoko Tuariki, Rierson Tupou, Kahl Fredrick, Louis Wigmore and Kayelle Zainey.

The 2023 Tereora Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are: Chair - Tepaeru Hermann, Assistant Chair - Curly Taripo, Secretary - Twila Reuther, Assistance Secretary - Rebecca Puni, Treasurer - Roana Mataitini, Assistance Treasurer - Tashi Tutai, Teacher Representative - Mr. Pokura, Assistance Teacher Representative - Ben Patia, Parent Representative - Marina Short, Trina Pureau; Members - Gina Tavioni Bamber, Sabine Vogel, Nadine Newnham, Sala Simpson and Shaun Bamber.