Sunday, January 23, 2022


Ministry of Education invites tenders for the supply of ICT Equipment.

Prospective tenderers must register their interest to participate in this RFT process on the Cook Islands E-Government Procurement portal at:

Document can be uplifted from the Ministry of Education office in Nikao, downloaded from MOE website:  or Cook Islands Procurement Portal.

Responses to this Request for Tenders (RFT) must be as described in the RFT Document, Tender Specifications section.

RFT submission will close @ 4.00pm Friday 07 January 2022 and must be either submitted electronically to  E-Government Procurement portal  or via  hard copy that needs to be  placed in the Tender Box located at the Ministry of Education Office at Nikao, Rarotonga, clearly exhibiting the following on the envelope:

To:         Ministry of Education
Postal Address:    P O Box 97, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Titled:            Ministry of Education 2022 ICT Equipment Tender
RFT#:              CK212209

Questions relating to this RFT should be directed to Sanjinita Sunish by email to:


Quotes are invited for the supply of acoustic alpha pin board. Document can be uplifted from the Ministry of Education office in Nikao, downloaded from MOE website: or contact the following personnel:

Finance Director, Ms Sanjinita Sunish on phone 29357 or email or Accountant, Mrs Reureu Tearetoa on phone 29357 or email

Quote submission will close @ 4.00pm Thursday 06 January 2022
Quote should be submitted either in a sealed envelope or emailed to
MOE Apii Nikao Sound Proofing
Ministry of Education, PO Box 97
Rarotonga, Cook Islands



The Government of the Cook Islands, through the Ministry of Education, is now 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 including students who are already studying part time and wish to fast track their degree by studying full time.
    • Applicants must have achieved University Entrance and must be able to commit to full-time study
  1. Study Grant – This grant is suitable for those in the workforce who have a good study record and can make a reasonable time commitment to further study.
    • Applicants who are already studying must have successfully completed at least 4 courses with at least 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 – This support opportunity is a one off grant for school leavers and mature applicants wishing to travel to New Zealand for their first year of study.
    • Application selection will be based on meeting the scholarship eligibility criteria, primarily that of academic merit (i.e. achieving University Entrance with a 200 rank score)
  1. Full Scholarship (from second year of study onwards) – This type of scholarship is for students meeting the criteria of the Study Starter Pack and those studying privately. Students should submit application by the 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 at least a “B” grade average).
    • Priority consideration will be given to applicants with higher academic merit and tertiary programmes that compliment national priorities.

For further details please contact Scholarships Advisor, on Ph: 29357 ext 5042 or email

Application forms must be received no later than 28th November 2021, either delivered to the Ministry of Education HQ in Nikao or emailed to email address above.


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: