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Ready for the final term

Tuesday 19 October 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

The Imanuela Akatemia Early Childhood Learning students were cheerful and excited on the first day back at school yesterday for the start of Term 4.

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Computer science in the hands of youth

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

The Cook Islands Centre of Excellence in Information Technology has hosted a school holiday programme with the mission of providing digital and technological confidence to students and young people in the country.

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Sport 4 Life programme a success

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, Local, National

Young tamariki on their school holidays have known no such thing as boredom for the past week thanks to the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee’s popular school holiday programme, Sport 4 Life.

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Partnering with traditional network to educate and raise awareness on Marae Moana

Saturday 9 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Education, Local, National

The Marae Moana Public Outreach team were able to meet with the House of Ariki earlier this month to promote and raise awareness and education on Marae Moana. The visit was successful in highlighting the aims of Marae Moana and solidifying the partnership between the traditional network of the House of Ariki and Marae Moana’s different outreach initiatives.

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Youth build skills at business workshops

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, Local, National

Youth have been given a lending hand in overcoming the challenges of going into business.

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Talent on display at nation’s first ever Maths Expo

Wednesday 22 September 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Education, National

Young maths whizzes from across the nation gathered at the National Auditorium yesterday for day one of the Cook Islands first ever Maths Expo.

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Students reach for excellence in maths

Wednesday 15 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

The Ministry of Education is excited to continue to celebrate the development and excellence of mathematics in the Cook Islands through the use of a first ever Mathematics Expo.

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Teaching roles open for 2022

Monday 13 September 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Education, National

Seven secondary school positions, principal positions and multiple roles in primary schools have been advertised for the 2022 academic year.

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Mitiaro lures in PhD researcher

Saturday 11 September 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Education, National, Outer Islands

Nearly two years of carrying out research on Mitiaro gave Auckland University of Technology Marine Biology PhD candidate Antony Vavia insight into the relationship island’s residents have with the ocean, while also shedding light on a place where he has ancestral roots.

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Penrhyn students get into the spirit of Literacy Week

Tuesday 7 September 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National, Outer Islands

The Tetautua and Omoka school students of Penrhyn (or Tongareva island), the northernmost island of the Cook Islands group, yesterday celebrated the start of the ‘Literacy Week’.

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NZ NCEA changes ‘will impact’ senior students

Monday 6 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Education, National

Cook Islands senior secondary school students will feel the impact of Covid-19 with changes to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Al Williams reports.

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USP makes the grade with high global ranking of universities

Friday 3 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Education, National

University of the South Pacific (USP) Cook Islands has cause to celebrate having achieved a ranking among the top 10 per cent of universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022.

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Ministry of Education and teachers reach resolution in pay parity dispute

Tuesday 31 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Education, National

Following a series of collaborative discussions and meetings, the Ministry of Education and Tereora College have reached an amicable agreement on a position that addresses pay parity of the collective teaching workforce across all schools.

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Programme helps youngsters build communication skills with Lego

Friday 27 August 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, National

Aspiring engineers and problem solvers at Autism Cook Islands gathered for their first LEGO Masters Robotics programme lesson at the New Hope Church yesterday.

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Kindly CookSafe Tag at Schools

Wednesday 25 August 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Schools and tertiary provider premises are fully equipped with CookSafe tagging capabilities - precautionary measures for the current Cook Islands Alert Level 2 procedure - in response to the changing scope of the community outbreak of the Covid-19 Delta variant in New Zealand.

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Education Ministry will ‘address’ teacher pay parity in September

Wednesday 25 August 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

A media statement from the Ministry of Education acknowledges that teacher remuneration has been an ongoing issue for an extended period of time, needs addressing, and is due for review.

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Ministry of Education drafts new pay policy for teachers

Friday 13 August 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

The ministry is optimistic of soon resolving a pay parity issue with Tereora College staff who have recently carried out a work action.

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Tereora teachers take ‘work action’ over pay

Thursday 12 August 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Education, National

Tereora College has put on hold its support classes and extra-curricular activities to protest against Ministry of Education’s inaction on pay parity issue for its ‘committed long serving teachers’.

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Students full of energy after school holiday

Tuesday 10 August 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Education, National

Yesterday school students in the Cook Islands returned to the classrooms for the start of eight weeks long term three studies.

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Making science interesting for students

Saturday 7 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Education, National, Outer Islands

Aitutaki’s Araura College held its firstever ‘Derby Cart Race’ project, building carts with four wheels and brakes and racing them downhill during the school gala day last month.

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