Our maunga is Remutaka. Our house colour is green symbolising the lush greenery and life in the Remutaka Ranges with an emblem of a chief’s feathers. Haunuiananaia is an ancestor of the Te Ati Hau a Paparangi people of the Whanganui region. He left his home in southern Taranaki to explore and during his journey he sat down to rest on a mountain and to think about his quest. He named the mountain Remutaka – which means to sit down and rest.
Hanuiananaia’s actions teach us the importance of taking risks and not being afraid to do so. Whether it be trying a new sport or club at school, we understand that both good and bad experiences bring wisdom and help us grow into better people. This is our kaupapa, to strike out, take risks and explore the world around us.