Ruamanu School students and their proud families at prizegiving day. Picture: ANNA RAURU/22121623
The two schools on Manihiki, the second largest island in the Northern Group, held their combined prizegiving awards together earlier this month hosted by Tauhunu.
In 2001, Manihiki’s Tukao School became
the satellite school of Tauhunu School, operating under the management and
leadership of principal Anna Rauru. In its simplest form, a satellite school is
an education provider which operates under the management of an established
school in the neighbouring vicinity.
Earlier this month, parents and families
gathered together for the schools prizegiving events at Tauhunu Island
Administration building where Giana Karaponga was awarded the Dux of Tukao
For Ruamanu School, the Overall Student of
the Year award (Dux) went to Zicillya Tepano.
Rauru said the children performed items
for the guests and enjoyed a kaikai after the official awards.
Tukao School located on the islet of Tukao
opened this year with a roll number of 24 students and Ruamanu School on the
islet of Tauhunu started the year with a roll of 43.
Rauru was pleased and thankful for the
support from the Tauhunu and Tukao communities and the new trophies for both
schools sponsored by the Northern Island Trust.
She would like to say a “meitaki korekareka”
to all the generous sponsors – Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI), the Tamuela
Karaponga and family, McLeod Tradings, McLeod family, Baby BOSS – Tani and
Maria Mussell, Ritia and Junior Charlie and family, Helina Williams, Ruamanu
PTA, Tukao PTA and Vodafone for the vouchers.
Schools 2022 prizegiving awards
School. ECE/Year 1 - Student of Year - Tamuela
Karaponga. Junior School: Numeracy and Literacy Award - Utua Makira; Science
Award - Utua Makira; Social Studies Award - Athanasio Karaponga; Runner-up - Athanasio
Karaponga; Overall Junior Student - Utua Makira.
Intermediate school: English, Mathematics
and Science Awards - Frederick Williams; English, Mathematics and Social
Studies Awards - Muriel Karaponga; Sports and Health Awards - Clesta Brown; 2nd
Overall Student of the Year - Clesta Brown; Intermediate Overall Students of
the Year - Frederick Williams and Muriel Karaponga.
Senior school Year 8: English and
Mathematics Award - Ngatokorima Umurua; Maori and Culture Award - Isaac Samson;
Social Studies Award - Kaina Karaponga; Life Skill Award - Cecilia Kaitara.
Year 9 Enterprise On Line Award - Maria
Pokipoki; Year 10 English, Mathematics and Enterprise Awards - Giana Karaponga;
Year 11 Mathematics and English Award -
Tukao school Third Overall Student -
Ngatokorima Umura; Second Overall Student - Henare Charlie; Overall Student of
the Year - Giana Karaponga.
School. ECE/Year 1 Student of Year - Tina
Williams, Runner-up - Delilah Tuatoru; Year 1 Literacy Maori Award - Junior
Tepania, Year 1 Numeracy Award - Asher William, Special Year 1 Award for Most
Improved Numeracy - Tohoa Toka, Ngatama Tapuni and Patrick Tangi. Year 3
Literacy and Numeracy Awards: Tiana Williams and Ariana Katuke, Most Improved
Year 3 Literacy - Jackson Elikana, Most Improved Year 3 Numeracy - Mataora John;
Year 4 Literacy and Numeracy Awards - Chrisna Johnson, Year 5 Literacy,
Numeracy and Theme Studies Awards - Elroi Tuatoru, Year 5 Most Improved
Literacy - Elijahless Wireless, Year 5 Most Improved Numeracy - Hinapae Elisa.
Junior School: Third Overall Student of
the Year - Tiana Williams and Ariana Katuke; Second Overall Student of the Year
- Chrisna Johnson; Junior Overall Student of the Year - Elroi Tuatoru.
Intermediate school: Year 6 English,
Mathematics and Social Studies Awards - Vaine Katuke; Year 6 Science and Maori
Awards - Rachelina Tangi; Life Skills and Sports Award - Heimata Uea; Year 8
English and Mathematic Award - Teinaki Nimeti. Special Inclusive Learning
Students: Literacy - Comprehension Storyboard Award - Nitika Tangi; Numeracy
Award - Oneroa Saitu; Most Improved Numeracy - Mayor John; Third Overall
Students - Rachelina Tangi and Heimata Uea; Second Overall Student - Teinaki
Nimeti; Overall Student - Vaine Katuke.
Senior school: Year 9 Online Science Award
- Nga Elisa; Year 11 English, Mathematics, Science and Health Awards - Zicillya
Tepano; Ruamanu school Overall Student of the Year - Zicillya Tepano.
Schools Special Awards: Tukao School Local Food
Ambassadors - Tuahine and Krystiana; Ruamanu School Local Food Ambassadors - Asinta,
Tiana and Tina Williams; Tukao School Service Award - Cecilia Kaitara; Ruamanu
School Service Award - Oneroa Saitu; Tukao School Sports Award - Isaac Samson; Ruamanu
School Sports Award - Ngatokorua Elisa.