Primary school students before their break in December 2021. The new school term will start on February 7, 2022. PHOTO: ALANA MUSSELLE/21121016
The extension of the school holiday period for an additional two weeks does not require schools to make up the days, says the Ministry of Education.
means the school year will remain the same and schools will not need to add
additional weeks at the end of the year.
statement from the Ministry of Education follows the Cook Islands Cabinet’s
announcement on Sunday that said all schools and early childhood centres will
close or remain closed for two weeks, resuming on Monday, February 7, 2022.
Minister Mark Brown said this would allow time for families with 5 to
11-year-olds to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine which is expected
of the Ministry of Education Danielle Tungane Cochrane yesterday said the safe
reopening of schools will be in constant review.
there is a further change to the academic calendar, caused by a Covid-19 or
health-related disruption, the Ministry of Education with all schools will need
to work safely and effectively with what remaining days are left in the
calendar,” Cochrane said.
schools are utilising the week starting on Monday for planning, she added.