Wednesday, October 16, 2019


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.



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: