Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Applications are invited from qualified and experienced Principals, Teachers and Education Specialist for the following positions to start in January 2020.


Office Secretary: Araura Primary School, Aitutaki (immediate start).  Submit cover letter, CV and 3 references.

Rarotonga Secondary Teaching Positions

    • Health and Physical Education (NCEA Level 3), Tereora College
    • Mathematics (NCEA L1), Titikaveka College

Pae Enua Secondary Teaching Position


  • English (NCEA L2): Enuamanu School, Atiu, Southern Cook Islands
  • Science (NCEA L2): Mangaia School, Mangaia
  • Primary/secondary teacher (able to teach to Year 9/10 in a range of subjects): Rakahanga School, Rakahanga.  An isolated area school on a small atoll located in the Northern Cook Islands.

Learning and Teaching Advisors, Rarotonga

Experienced teachers with the ability to share ideas and can support a range of pedagogical developments as well as specific strengths in

  • English (Primary schools) – support a range of remedial literacy programs
  • English (Secondary) includes NCEA support
  • Science, Social Science and the Arts Advisors (3) – Curriculum review and support.

Applications close 14 October, 2019.  Visit the office in Nikao download an application pack below or for further information; Ph: (682) 29357. Send applications to:


Application Form Teacher, 2019

Application Form, Learning Teaching Advisors,2019

JD Teachers, 2017

JD L&T Advisor (generic), June17

Salary – Advisors, Teachers,2018 (H6)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced educators and individuals for the following positions:

1. Cleaner (Part time): Ngatangiia Campus – require to work after normal work hours.  Suit local applicant,  send cover letter, CV with 3 references.

2. Program Tutors

    • Automotive
    • Carpentry (BCITO)
    • Electrical (second tutor)
    • Literacy/numeracy (support for tutors)
    • Tumanava Coordinator (transition to work program)

To deliver NZQA National Certificate/Diploma Programmes, and may include the pae enua. Applicants are required to have a specialist diploma, adult teaching certificate or a willingness to pursue further study and relevant tutoring experience. Positions are either full time or part time, hours of work vary as some of the classes run in the evenings.

3. Island Learning Broker, situated on each island (2):

  • Mauke and Mitiaro (part-time)

To develop, manage and implement community education programmes in consultation with the island community and relevant stakeholders.

Applications close Monday 14 October 2019. Application pack with JD are available below for download. Send completed application form with CV and 3 references to: Director HRM, PO Box 97, Cook Islands, Ph: 21471 or email:

DOWNLOAD FILES -Click on link

Application Form Program Tutor

Application Form Island Learning Broker

JD Island Learning Broker (2017)webb

JD Programme Tutor (web) 2017

Salary – Tutors,2017



Te Reinga Akataunga’anga – Cook Islands Tertiary Study Support Schemes


A redevelopment of the scholarship and study support available to Cook Islanders wishing to pursue further study at tertiary level has since been undertaken by the Ministry of Education and the Tertiary Education Committee. The full range of proposed scholarship and support available is provided below, the main points of difference from previous schemes to note include:

  1. The creation of a fulltime domestic scholarship for in-country study inclusive of a small living allowance;
  2. A focus on vocational as well as academic qualifications;
  3. The creation of a “Study Starter Pack” for those wishing to travel to New Zealand for the first year of further study;
  4. The use of the New Zealand Student Loan system inclusive of Tuition, Student Allowance and Living cost to act as the Scholarship with this remaining the liability of the student if they do not return.


  1. Study Starter Pack
  2. Full Scholarship From Second Year
  3. Study Support Scholarship
  4. International Student Success Grant
  5. Returning Cook Islander Grant


  1. Full Scholarship
  2. Study Grant
  3. Student Success Grant






Although applications for Te Reinga Akataungaanga – the  Cook Islands Scholarship and Study Support Programme do not open until October, a number of universities and institutes in New Zealand offer scholarships and grants for different programmes that are open for applications now. Click on the link below to find out about some of them if you are thinking about studying in New Zealand next year. To find out more visit each university’s website. This is not the whole list – if you would like any help finding out about different options for what you are interested in studying then please do not hesitate to contact Anna Roi on 29357.


The Cook Islands have run a pilot programme across four schools on Global Citizenship Education.  The programme introduced our Year 7 – 10 students to the global Sustainable Development Goals and to Te Kaveinga Nui, the National Sustainable Development Plan (2016 – 2020) for the Cook Islands.  Next is to evaluate the programme by looking at where the outcomes are reflected in our own curriculum so the concepts of Global Citizenship Education can be integrated and sustained.

We hope you enjoy our short video, filmed on location at Araura College, Aitutaki.



moe-logoThe logo takes the educational symbol of a book to another level by using simple shapes to form the pages of a book, with the effect of pages turning. The pages are smaller at the bottom and grow larger in the foreground to represent the growth that occurs throughout the lifelong educational journey. Traditional Cook Island patterns have been incorporated into the symbol. ‘Ngaru’ has been used on the outer edge to represent strength and peace. ‘Manu Tai’ has been used to represent the islands coming together as one and a safe journey. ‘Ni’o Mango’ has been used to represent fearlessness and endurance. These three patterns combined help to show that The Ministry of Education arm their people with the tools and knowledge to navigate through life.
The triangular shapes around the edges complement the triangular shapes used in traditional Cook Island patterns.


After fire destroyed classrooms at Tereora College early in the morning of Monday 8th August, the support of the wider community is allowing school to get back underway with only two days of closure to allow for logistics.

A cordon of the top block of the College will remain in place for health and safety reasons and to allow the Police and Fire Service to complete their work. Learning spaces have been made available in the CISNOC and Sports Arena buildings as well as the community clinic. “We will use marquees as temporary classrooms until some of the cordon comes down” said Principal Tania Morgan. “Our teachers and others from the community are all here today helping us to get organized and we look forward to welcoming our students back to Term 3 on Wednesday”.

Gail Townsend, Secretary of Education continued “the response from other government agencies and the wider community has been fantastic in ensuring students do not loose learning time. Yes, we have lost some buildings but schools are way more than the buildings and the way everyone has come together today demonstrates this”.  “I would particularly like to acknowledge the Police and Fire Service for their response last night and CIIC for their immediate support made available this morning”.

The Prime Minister, who is also the Minister for Education and currently in Manihiki, has been fully informed and is confident in the ability of the school to get underway again.



Tekaaroa Adventist School is a primary school (ECE-Y6) of over 70 students in a lovely setting on the island of Aitutaki. We seek an educational leader with vision who will lead and inspire our school in providing quality Adventist Christian education to learners within our school community. Applicants will have proven ability as well as further potential in the areas of curriculum delivery, management and administration and they will possess quality leadership and communication skills. The appointee will be required to accept and recognize the responsibility to maintain and preserve the special character of the school. A willingness and ability to take part in the religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is also a condition of appointment.

Applications close 4.00pm Wed 22 June 2016.

For inquiries and an application pack contact John Teao ph 22851 mb 71256




Nukutere College
Cook Islands

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following position:
HOD Mathematics

Applicants will be required to teach Mathematics (Cook Islands and New Zealand Curriculum) up to Level 1 NCEA. The successful applicant will be managing the Maths programmes from Year 7 to Year 11. Must be familiar with the Numeracy Project up to Year 8. Applications close on the 11 March 2016.
Please submit applications of interest and CV to: