Welcome to TUO
21st Anniversary Key held by Dillon, Te Ava & Ropati

Kia Orana & welcome to Apii Te Uki Ou…a great place to learn, laugh and live.

Apii Te Uki Ou is a Ministry of Education and privately funded school located on the main island of Rarotonga. It is located in the village of Ngatangiia. We are an independent school, offering quality pre-school and primary education, run along similar lines to the New Zealand education system but with a distinctive Cook Islands flavour.

It was established in 1993 by a group of dedicated parents who believed that more could be achieved in education than was available at the time and who shared a vision to create a school environment where every child had the opportunity to develop and grow to the very best of their ability; academically, socially and physically.

Today Apii Te Uki Ou is a thriving school with over 180 students. Approximately 50% of our students are Cook Islanders, 20 % are New Zealanders, with the remaining 30% an exciting international mix that includes; Australian, Irish, French, Tongan, Filipino, Samoan, Japanese, NZ Maori, English, Spanish, South African, African, Chinese, American & Russian.

We are truly a school that is proud of who we are and what we offer.


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