Early Childhood Education and Niue Primary School is the only primary school located at Paliati, Alofi South.
There were eight primary schools established in the outer village in the 1950-1970’s. These primary schools were amalgamated into the one primary school in 1989 and it was names Niue Primary School. The decision to amalgamate the schools was due to the declining number of children and teachers left on the island.
Niue Primary School follows the New Zealand curriculum and children are taught in Vagahau Niue and English. Children attend school from four years old starting at the Early Childhood Education before progressing onto year one at the age of five.
Table: Number of students attending Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Niue Primary School by year.
Table: Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Niue Primary School students by class level and sex
Table: Niue Primary School number of teaching and support staff for 2005
Source: Department of Education, Niue Primary School