Te Tohu o te Kura : School Logo
Our logo has five key parts which encompass local historical elements.
He Poutama : Stairs
A poutama is a stepped pattern of tukutuku panels and woven mats symbolising genealogies and also the various levels of learning and intellectual achievement. Some say they represent the steps which Tāne-o-te-wānanga ascended to the topmost realm in his quest for superior knowledge and religion.
The poutama here represents an ascending path of continual growth and development.
Te Manu : The Bird
The manu is based on the local legend of Hineawa / Hinewa symbolising guidance and protection on the journey. The bird symbolises hovering over our tamariki and helping to guide them on their educational journey.
This symbol is also in reference to Manunui Pā / village which acknowledges Mana whenua and tangata whenua (the land and the people).
Ngā Tae : The Colours
The shades of blue reflect the many waterways within close proximity to the school, and the multicultural nature of the school.