Following on from the recent Literacy Week run by the Ministry of Education, we are going to be publishing some of the winning entries from the creative writing competition over the next few weeka. The theme for this year’s competition was “Cook Islands Heroes”.
"Goodbye Monash. We give our love back to you for teaching us,” said a sign at Nukutere College during the farewell of three student teachers on Friday, and judging by the tears shed at the ceremony, the feeling was mutual.
A number of contracts between staff and the Ministry of Education are due to finish at the end of the school year, creating a volume of vacancies for teachers, principals and education specialists in Rarotonga and the Pa Enua.
WATSAN director Jamie Short and Infrastructure Cook Islands waste programme coordinator on assignment with VSA, Hilary Boyes, showed a group of year two Apii Avarua pupils around the Rarotonga landfill on Friday.
St Joseph’s School held their Literacy Week this week, after their school schedule made it impractical to hold it last week with the rest of the Cook Islands.
Apii Avarua’s 500 students dressed up as their favourite literary characters, filling the National Auditorium grounds with colour and laughter for their literacy week finale.