Schooling goes out of this world!

Saturday June 29, 2019 Written by Published in Education
“I chose Saturn because it is the second biggest planet. The most interesting fact is its core, it’s as big as earth. It is the sixth planet from the sun and the second biggest in the solar system. Saturn’s nickname is the ringed planet.” – Augustine Teraitua “I chose Saturn because it is the second biggest planet. The most interesting fact is its core, it’s as big as earth. It is the sixth planet from the sun and the second biggest in the solar system. Saturn’s nickname is the ringed planet.” – Augustine Teraitua

Apii Arorangi students are enthusiastic and excited to participate in the Cook Islands News educational KidsPage.

 

They have been studying space: planets, black holes, and even aliens.

The school also conducted a Spell-a-thon to raise funds of $10,000 towards the Parent Teacher Association planned projects which includes purchasing resources, field trips, and daily operations of the school. However, some of these monies can be reimbursed by the operational budget from the Ministry of Education; the highest amount raised from several pupils is $100 each.

Principal Mairi Mokoroa-Heather said: “The Spell-a-thon is academic, educational and fun and is a different concept of fundraising that the kids enjoy.”

“We appreciate contributions from families that have supported this, we value their efforts.”

Special family awards will be handed out next week on July 4, during the school assembly.

Apii Arorangi acknowledges Gaylene Mauheni and her team who supported teachers in assessing the students with their reading levels.

A special mention also goes out to the Teale family from New Zealand, Karen Castle, and Meg Mckinlay from Australia and Makiroa Tipokoroa who donated resources for the school.

The Rising Star Netball & Rugby competition is well received by the students who enjoy training and participating in the games with the other schools.

Akamaroiroi mai e te au Metua kare i tuku mai ake i tetai nga mea tara na teia aka-koroanga manea. Kare i tapoki ake teia raurau no te koikoi mai i ta kotou rima oronga. Tei iakoe rai tei kite i taau ka tuku mai. 

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