About the ECE
For a number of years, a total immersion early learning centre has been a dream for Cook Islands NZ families. It was a priority highlighted by communities across NZ in the inaugural Cook Islands national strategy 2012 – 2015.
Through funding provided by the Ministry of Education NZ, a 60 children facility now stands in Mangere.
That I am confident and competent in my Cook Islands identity, and heritage through my reo, culture and traditions.
Kia tiratiratū tōku tūranga Kūki Airani, nā roto i te kite’anga i tōku reo, tāku peu e tāku ‘ākano’anga.
The child competently knows their language, culture, & Cook Islands ways of being, that the child is proud of their heritage and identity during their formative years, progressing into a bright productive future.
Kā kite meitaki te tamaiti i tōna reo, tana peu e te ākono’anga Maori Kūki Airani. Kia ngākauparau katoa ‘aia i tōna turanga Maori, mei tōna tupu’anga mai. Kia riro ‘aia ‘ei tūpa’upa’u no te tuātau ki mua.