PLEASE NOTE: SCHOOL LUNCHES ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING THIS WEEK (28 MAY 2020)
TEACHER'S ONLY DAYS FOR 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
Identifying who you are and what you stand for is a challenging but satisfying exercise. We have worked with a local company Flightdec in recent months discussing our school identity and what we can use to showcase our school to the world!
Over the next year we will all see a few subtle changes I hope. The uniform has been re-designed, we have a new logo, and a new website and next year even a change of colour palette throughout the school buildings.
The logo is at top of this page and represents the tree that has been growing in our courtyard since the school was built in 1977 – ti kouka – the cabbage tree. This tree is a symbol of resilience, growth, strong heart and national identity.
This tree is set within a hexagon which not only represents our bees but also symbolises for us strength, community, togetherness and collective achievement. We identified a few other icons that we believe reflects our culture, our vision and our values. We would love to know what you think too.
Where we come from, citizenship.
Vibrant, physical, diversity, curious.
Communication, collaboration, working together, collective achievement.
Resilience, compassion, diversity.
Between primary and secondary, composure, integrity.
Growth, creativity and innovative thinking.
Three Baskets of Knowledge
Strength, community, togetherness and collective achievement.
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