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 Our Board of Governors

A Welcome from our Chairman











Kia Orana & Welcome to Apii Te Uki Ou!

My name is Miranda Doran and I am honoured to be representing the Board of Governors as our
Chairperson this year.
Our school is a private school, established under the Education Act and registered to provide
education across ECE, primary and secondary levels here in the beautiful Cook Islands. We currently
offer classes from ECE to year 9, with a mission to provide an inclusive and innovative education for
our children.
We value our Cook Islands culture and are proud to offer a localised curriculum, delivered in a caring
family environment with a strong connection to our community. It is our hope that students of Apii
Te Uki become passionate learners, effective communicators, and independent thinkers who grow
into responsible Cook Islanders.
Governance of our school rests with our Board – an elected panel of 10 members of the Apii Te Uki
Ou community, who possess a broad range of professional skills and a passion for our children’s
Our Board of Governors works closely with our Principal and her team to develop the school’s
strategic vision and to monitor and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of our school with
respect to personnel, policy, infrastructure and financial management. We also engage with our
broader community with respect to fundraising opportunities, to further strengthen and support the
strategic vision of our school.
Apii Te Uki Ou passionately supports its staff and we are mindful of the ever-increasing pressure on
our educators in the current teaching environment. We aim to be responsive, innovative and a
leader amongst employers for our approach.
Thank you for supporting us in our mission and we are proud to be given the opportunity to educate
your tamariki.
​Meitaki Ma’ata,
Miranda Doran
Chairperson - ATUO Board of Governors

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