Our Brand and Our Learning Culture
Over the past year our school has been reviewing and developing how we do learning around here and how that uniqueness is represented in a vision, or a brand. Earlier in the year this process has involved Staff, Friends of the School, Whanau Hui, and the Board. We are now working with Craig Burton, from School Branding Matters, to bring these words and images to life. We want this work represented in a strong image and story that gives life, and represents, what we do. Below are some of the words and image ideas that Craig gleaned from a day at our school and the discussion that involved. Please feel free to comment on any headings and specific words that you feel really resonate with you and your children!
Words That Describe Our Difference
A School with Spark! Give it a go! Living on the Edge Spontaneous Risk Takers Questioning Non Traditional Progressive in Thinking Living (not just referring to) our Beliefs Thinking Outside of the Box Forward Thinking
Words That Describe Our Learning Approach
Exploring Curiosity Dreaming Wondering Discovery Journeying Channeling Imagination Creativity Fluidity Playful
Words That Describe Our Nature
Resilient Inclusive Collaborative Proud (of ourselves and our environment) Strong Mindful Skillful Respectful Engaged Content (Happy with ourselves) Globally Intelligent Environmentally Aware & Engaged Individually Unique Leaders Overcomers Whole Driven Intuitive Multi-Talented Connected Centred Self Directed Student Led Active Enjoying
Words That Describe Our Personality
Warm Welcoming Friendly Passionate Down to Earth Happy Fun Nurturing Secure Focused Sharing Caring Supportive Energetic Family Focused Enthusiastic Accepting
Lake, Water (or Maori Symbols representing these)
Pathway showing discovery and journey
Hihi – Ray of sun
Pahihi – Passage
Native Birds, Ferns, Trees, Animals
Greens, Blues (Lake and Mountain)
Water Not Mountains (Blue)
White Sparkles representing children (curiosities and innovations)
Koru representing water (values)
Reflect children and their curiosity
Tia – Perseverance (own path), Guardian, Mascot
Lake as a Heart and Gateway for Learning
Stream of Discovery
Connection with the land (He Manu Whenua) – Gateway
Lake in the heart of Te ika Maui
Cloak of Tia
The overriding opinion for the logo seems to be around some type of water related logo, the stream and lake.
10/28/2016 10:20:22 am
A word I didn't see but comes to mind is 'responsive' - responding to changes, not keeping the status quo just because it is easier.
10/28/2016 06:15:41 pm
Both our sons have been through Waipahihi School and this will be the last few months for the youngest. A tinge of sadness at end of an era.
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