“He Kura Ate-Raukawa”
Providing a high-quality bilingual, modern kura
(A.Skipper, P.Pomare 2016)
Ate-raukawa is a high quality type of harakeke leaf. Te Awahou (or Foxton as it is known as today) is well-known for growing flax.
Ngati Raukawa is the tribe of this area.
This statement reflects the environment our students grow up in, good soil where strong harakeke grows bountiful, and the Raukawa ties to the whenua.
Kura means school but it also refers to a very special treasure. This is how we view our students as very special treasures or taonga.