School Logo | Te Tohu A Te Kura
Central to our school logo design are our school values ‘SHINE’, which are depicted in the sun that rises above Mt Manaia. This represents the importance of the values in which we endeavour to instil within the tamariki of Ruakākā school.
The maunga Manaia represents our strong links to the local iwi of Patuharakeke. To acknowledge these links, and to celebrate the maunga that we see every day from our school grounds, we also identify Manaia as our maunga within our school pepeha.
Flying above the maunga are the two kākā birds. This acknowledges the story of how Ruakākā got its name.
The six koru under Manaia represent the six years that a child will spend at Ruakākā School. The koru are intertwining, with six above, and six below. This depicts our school motto of ‘Ka aroha tātou ki te ako tahi’, ‘We love to learn together’ by representing the importance of collaboration and reciprocal relationships built between students, staff, whānau and the community throughout a child’s learning journey at Ruakākā School.