Avarua School

Avarua School
Apii Avarua
Location
Coordinates21°12′30.27″S 159°46′16.87″W / 21.2084083°S 159.7713528°W / -21.2084083; -159.7713528Coordinates: 21°12′30.27″S 159°46′16.87″W / 21.2084083°S 159.7713528°W / -21.2084083; -159.7713528
Information
Established1916
PrincipalEngia Baxter
Years offered1 to 8[1]
GenderCoeducational
School roll505[2]

Avarua School or Apii Avarua is a co-educational primary school in Avarua, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It is the largest primary school in the Cook Islands, with a roll of 505 in 2019.[2]

The school was founded by the London Missionary Society in 1916, becoming the third school on Rarotonga.[3] From 1926 it was also used a teachers' training college.[3] In October 2016 it celebrated its centenary.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Exciting times at Apii Avarua". Cook Islands News. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Melina Etches (2 February 2019). "School rolls rising on island". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Students dig deep to find school details". Cook Islands News. 3 September 1916. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Students gear up for school centennial". Cook Islands News. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2020.


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