Principals Welcome

Kia Orana Tatou Katoatoa

Welcome to Apii Te Uki Ou! We are located on the seaside in Ngatangiia, on Rarotonga’s South East coast.
We are an independent school that formed over twenty years ago as an ECE in a garage and based on the Montessori model of education. After several moves due to rapid expansion, we are now an ECE (3 years old) – Year 8 full primary school and have 210 students with a full time staff of 22.

Cook Island ethnicity: 59%
NZ European: 21%
Other ethnicity: 20%

We pride ourselved on our ‘Inclusive Education’ philosophy and have several students with additional needs who are well supported by our team of teachers and teacher’s aides within the school.

Like all schools, Apii Te Uki Ou enjoys unlimited internet capability and the Board of Governors and school leaders are focused on consolidating and enhancing our 21st century learning environments through generously funding our hard and software and infrastructure to enable IT integrated teaching and learning programmes.

Currently, all of our classroom teachers are Cook Island, New Zealand or Australian trained teachers and our teaching and learning programmes are always of the highest standard.

Our Te Reo and Cultural programmes a big part of who we are and we continually feature strongly in all interschool or community initiated cultural events.

We are actively involved in a wide range of sporting activities, and the interschool competitions are always something we look forward to competing in across all codes!

We are very strongly involved in the community, with our Rent-a-Plate initiative and community service programme which are both features of our recycling and sustainability endeavours.

Do drop by and visit if you’re ever in the neighbourhood, you’re always welcome!

Meitaki Ma’ata e Kia Manuia!

Mark Harris

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