Waipaparoa CoL


Cockle Bay Primary. Point View Primary. Shelly Park Primary. Willowbank Primary. Somerville Intermediate. Botany Downs Secondary College. Howick College.

Waipaparoa is the early Māori name for the general area adjacent to our schools. Throughout history the local estuaries and waterways have been an abundant source of sustenance for the local people. Fish were plentiful, particularly flounder among other species. Seafood gathering played a large part of the health and growth of the area, fishing has always been the main focus for kai moana and is still very important in the lives of many local residents today.

The seven coloured triangles, one for each school in our community, represent the flounder fish traveling as one and depicts unity of purpose. Together they form the large W, which in turn symbolizes the strength of the stingray.


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