Araura Primary School on the island of Aitutaki held the investiture of their prefects last week.
With a school roll number of 120 pupils, principal Retire
Puapii says the teachers are working closely with the student leaders who will
assist with supervising the kids throughout the year and importantly keeping
the kids mindful of the Covid-19 awareness health campaign.
Although the Te Marae Ora awareness programme was
implemented in the school last year, “it is still challenging for the younger
ones,” said Puapii.
“We try to make it fun and enjoyable for the kids to keep
them involved; the students leaders will be a great help for the teachers to
keep on reminding the children of the steps like washing their hands and social
distancing,” he added.
Head girl Devanah Teariki is looking forward to working with
the teachers and the students to help keep the children focused on their
Noah Challens, the head boy, called on the parents and the
community for their support and to help out the school and the children however
The Araura Primary School prefects for 2021 are:
Head Boy- Noah Challens, Deputy Head Boy - Merio Rio, Pitana Kamoe, Champion
Marsters, JC Tepaki, Peter Joseph, Kitai Grummels and Joshua Maoate. Head Girl
- Devanah Teariki, Deputy Head Girl - Raeiri Ratu, Ariel Hewett, Teimata Toka,
Tutai Rikiau, Memory Tati, Tara Puapii and Noma Kamoe.