Our School Korowai
“Te Korowai O To Matou Kura”- “The Cloak of Our School”.
Te Korowai O To Matou Kura“- embraces the school community, which is held high by two birds of peace. Children adorn the top of the korowai. They are ‘nga taonga’ (treasures) of our school.
Level 2 features: ‘poutama’ (stairway to heaven); ABC and 123 represent literacy and numeracy; baskets of knowledge- Te kete tuauri- traditions; Te kete tuatea- practical skills; Te kete aronui- love, peace and goodness; mangopare and mangopai for strength we gain from each other.
Level 3 depicts the skills and competencies the students will develop and use to fit the puzzle pieces of learning together. The handprints belong to the twelve students who assisted with the painting of this artwork. They were Ben Mc Adams, Aneesha Dahya, Georgina Mc Phee, Zara Molijn, Grace Bassett, Rain Gotz-Tier, Bailey Morrison, Sarah Oehlrich, Hana Sisay, Te Moana Ryan, Nieve Stephens, and Stevee-Lee Gardiner.
Central to Level 4 is the family with the two children playing with sports’ balls. On the left we use the geyser to acknowledge our hometown of Rotorua. On the right ‘nga hau e wha’ (the four winds) acknowledges the multicultural nature…