About Our Class Names

At the end of 2013 we held a naming ceremony for each classroom. Their new names link to the journey through the syndicates from Te Awa (years 0-2), to Maunga (years 3-4), through to Rangi (years 5-6). From 2014 they will be known as the following:

Te Puna: the spring

Waikato: the flow of water

Waimana: the power of the water when it can become deep and broad

Wairere: where water takes flight or decends

Te Puāwai: to blossom or come to fruition

Te Puaha: the mouth or gateway of the river and onto the next part of the journey

Ara Tia Tia: series of pegs – stuck in to assist in climbing a steep ascent

Ara Matua: (noun) main road, motorway, expressway

Te Tihi: the peak of the maunga

Te Ao Rangi: Aotearoa’s highest maunga and where the earth meets the sky

Te Ao Marama: the world of light-knowledge