Our Logo

Our school logo represents the beauty that can come from working together as a community. It is a symbol of growth and positive change and encourages all members of our community to embrace and take ownership of the powerful vision that will guide us towards a flourishing future.

The Mountain 

Grounds us and acts as a symbol of strength, unity and belonging. It links us to our wider community and
offers a beautiful backdrop for thoughts of inspirations and hope.

Whāia te iti kahurangi
Ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei
Pursue excellence – should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain


Pohutukawa blossom

Through consultation with the community, it was noted that a pohutukawa tree can be found on every street in our town. Pohutukawa trees are evergreen trees that can grow and thrive even in the most precarious situations. The flowering bursts of red remind us of the amazing beauty and power that comes from being cared for and nurtured in ways that support us in our development.

The journey our students make at Manaia School is very much like that of a tree. They need to be deeply rooted, to learn how to adapt to the world around them and to form a sense of independence which allows them to continue to grow and endure through the many unknown challenges on their journey.

The bloom in our school logo represents the many achievements that come from ‘living’ our vision. When our students believe in their dreams, they can indeed continue to bloom and grow a stronger belief in their ability and thereby achieve. We encourage our students to be bright and like the bloom to share their gifts with the world.

Ka Whangaia Ka Tupu Ka Puawai
That which is nurtured grows, develops and blossoms


Circle/Joining Koru

Represents the partnership between home and school. A secure partnership provides stability and safety to our precious tamariki. It allows us to provide responsive learning opportunities for our children and creates an atmosphere that encourages children to take a risk and to dream big.

"Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini".
It is not my strength alone, but the strength of many that contribute to my success.


As lifelong learners, our achievements can be seen in our constant ability to react to new situations in a productive and forward thinking way. Manaia School students will learn that true success comes from the ability to extend on our belief in ourselves and nurture the passion that drives our dreams to the point where they become our reality.
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