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Penrhyn schools participate in inaugural Maths Quiz

Thursday 16 March 2023 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, Local, National, Outer Islands

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Penrhyn schools participate in inaugural Maths Quiz
Penrhyn school students participate in the island’s maths quiz which received huge support from parents and the community. Picture: APII NAPA/23031506

The Penrhyn school of Tetautua crossed the island’s lagoon highway to attend the first Maths Quiz hosted by Omoka School last Friday.

Both schools came together to participate in the Maths Quiz which was held at the Omoka island administration building to wrap up Numeracy Week.

“The event was a success considering it’s a first for Tongareva (Penrhyn),” said principal Apii Napa.

The theme for Numeracy Week was “Let’s connect with numbers”, and from Monday through to Thursday each class level at both schools demonstrated particular skills to solve mathematical problems.

“We are trying our best to help and support our students with numeracy in all essential learning areas,” said Napa.

“This is one way to promote, teach and learn at the same time making learning interesting and exciting for our students.”

One of the highlights of the Maths Quiz was the participation and enthusiasm from the parents who also took part in the programme, she said.

Tetautua School arriving to Omoka. Picture: APII NAPA/23031505
Tetautua School arriving to Omoka. Picture: APII NAPA/23031505

Napa would like to thank the parents and both the Omoka and Tetautua communities for their support.

“Meitaki poria for the delivery of the Maths Quiz – the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of both schools, the Island Government and administration and the awesome effort and participation from all the students of Penrhyn Schools. Te Atua te Aroa.”