The Northern Group students performed Christmas carols and cultural dances celebrating their academic efforts – and the upcoming school holidays.
Principal Anna Rauru said the school delivered Christmas hampers of groceries to the elderly to share the joy and giving spirit of the season.
At Apii Rutaki on Rarotonga, 1200km to the south, 11-year-old Kiara Moosman was named Dux, after starting at the school just last year.
Despite the heat and duration of the ceremony, principal Poti Maeva was cheerful as he announced each child’s achievements.
The students were adorned with an abundance of flower eis sewed proudly by mothers and aunts for one of the most special days of the school year.
Apii Ruamanu Academic results.
Early Childhood Education class – Overall Excellence Student - Tiana Williams.
Junior class - Overall Excellence student - Vaine Fetu Katuke.
Intermediate class - Overall Excellence student Imelda Vakai Trophy - Zicillya Tepano.
Senior class (Years 9 to 11) - Overall Ruamanu school excellence student of 2019 Trophy by Prime Minister Henry Puna and Mrs Puna - Teremoana Tere and Rosalina Tuatoru.
Apii Rutaki academic results
Dux Kiara Moosman, runner up Dux – Amos Rimamotu, 2nd runner up Dux Azaliyah Wichman.
Year 6 awards: Most Outstanding student Kiara Moosman.
Year 5 awards: Most Outstanding student Grace Bryan.
Year 4 awards: Most Outstanding student Maraea Wichman.