Thursday, July 16, 2020



(Student Loan Repayment)

The Tertiary Education Committee, through the Cook Islands Ministry of Education, is now accepting applications under the Returning Student Grant.

This is a reimbursement opportunity of the tuition component of eligible candidate’s New Zealand student loan on a per annum basis.  The Returning Student Grant is open to Cook Islanders or Permanent Residents who successfully completed a tertiary qualification in 2017 and 2018, privately, in New Zealand and has returned to the Cook Islands and engaged in fulltime employment.

 To be eligible for the Returning Student Grant, applicants;

  • Must be a Cook Islander or hold Permanent Residency
  • Have recently completed a qualification in New Zealand and have been resident and employed in the Cook Islands for at least one year prior to applying.

Students who successfully completed their studies in 2019 will not be eligible to apply this year.

Application forms and further information are available from the Ministry of Education headquarters in Nikao, Rarotonga, or online at For further details please contact Scholarships Advisor, Anna Roi, on Ph: 29357 or email

Applications must be received no later than, 3pm, Thursday 7th May 2020.


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.



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: