Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Applications are invited from qualified, experienced and highly motivated individuals to join the Secretariat and HRM team of the Ministry.

Secretariat Office Manager:

Responsible to the HOM for secretariat administration duties, preparing reports, meeting schedules and minutes, managing MOE travel and reception area.

HR Advisor – PMS, Staffing & Appointments,

Responsible for advising staff on the appraisal system, individual reviews (case work), school/CITTI staffing and appointments. Experience in the education sector, some staff management experience and ability to communicate in both CI Maori and English preferred.

Applications close Friday 21 February 2020. An application form and JD is available from the Ministry or website:

Send cover letter, CV, application form with references to: Director HRM, PO Box 97, Rarotonga, CK or e-mail

Download Files Below:

Application Form HR,PMS,2020

JD Secretariat Office Manager, 2017

JD HRA- PDS,Appoint,Staff (webb)


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

1..Teacher Aide (ECE)-part time: Arorangi School, Rarotonga

Assist teacher deliver ECE play-based program

2. Teacher Aides (Inclusive Education)-part time

  • (1) Vaitau School (Aitutaki), (1) Tauhunu School (Manihiki Island, Northern Group),
  • Rarotonga Schools – secondary and primary

(No experience necessary but a willingness to learn, have patience, an understanding of young people and a positive can do attitude) – suit Cook Islands residents.

3. ECE Teacher – Takitumu School (or at Titikaveka ECE Centre)

4. Secondary Teaching positions

  • Tereora College, Rarotonga: (1) Health/PE (to NCEA Level 3) and    (2) Science (Senior Chemistry or Physics)
  • Niua School, Pukapuka– 2 positions: (1) Science/Maths (2) English

(Suit applicants used to living on an isolated small atoll community with shipping service (every 2-3 months.  A willingness to get involved in village and church life, an interest in the environment will help ease the transition)

Applications close 16 February 2020. An application pack is available online or from the Nikao office. Submit application form (teaching), cover letter, CV and references to: Director HRM Division, Ph 29357 or e-mail


JD Teacher Aide(Program Support-ECE), 2017(website)

JD Teacher Aide(Student Support-IE), 2017(website)

Application Form Teacher, 2019

JD Teachers, 2017

Salary&Contract – Teachers,2018



The Government of the Cook Islands is seeking “Expressions of Interest” for Scholarship awards from suitably qualified Cook Islanders and Permanent Residents residing in the Cook Islands.

Domestic Scholarships:

  1. Full Scholarship – This type of scholarship is intended for school leavers and students who are already studying part time and want to fast track their degree by studying full time.
  1. Study Grant – This type of scholarship is suitable for people in the workforce who have a good study record and can make a reasonable time commitment to further study.

Applicants must have successfully completed at least 4 courses with a “B” grade average at an approved tertiary institute and the course of study should be pursued here in the Cook Islands even if the provider is located off-shore

International Scholarships:

  1. Study Starter Pack – One off grant to students wishing to travel overseas to study. It is available to first year students only and includes mature students
  1. Full Scholarship (from second year of study and onwards) – Any students meeting the criteria of the Study Starter Pack and those that are studying privately. Students should submit application by due date even if they haven’t received their semester 2 results.

Applicant selection will be based on meeting the scholarship eligibility criteria, primarily that of academic merit (i.e. have completed a minimum equivalent of one full academic year with a “B” grade average)

For further information about the programme and its requirements, contact Anna Roi on ph 29357 ext 245 or email or visit our website on  Application forms must be received no later than 4pm Friday 22nd November 2019.


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: