Marist students ready to welcome the Cook Islands

Marist Primary School students showcased their preparations for the Pacific Games in July to the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C) inspection team on Friday.  

The school will be cheering for Cook Islands, and have prepared dances and songs for the team during the Games. 

Principal Brother Siaosi Ioane said not only will this benefit the students to learn a new language they never learned inside classrooms, but also an opportunity to expand their talents and knowledge in different areas of school like art.

The school building had been painted and covered with outstanding artwork done by students and an Art teacher, with the help of some neighbours.

'Kia Orana" and "Meitaki" were the two Cook Island words yelled out by some of the students who were standing by the fence of the school with their Cook Island costumes.

Brother Ioane said the students enjoy both their studies and preparations as this is the first time for them to participate in such event. 

"We're thankful this day has been successful. We are looking forward to guiding thew students towards July as well as their studies. We're thankful for this initiative by the M.E.S.C to deliver something new for the students to learn."

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