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Our logo captures the essence of Clearview Primary in a number of forms.

Firstly, the logo takes on the shape of an eye which depicts the clear view of the school site and the Southern Alps. The building design and outdoor areas have clean crisp lines and create a feeling of clarity and openness. The koru design on the outer parts of the logo represent our New Zealand heritage symbolising new beginnings, growth and learning as well as our desire to care for our natural resources and environment. The koru also reflect the connectedness of our students to their learning and to the global world beyond our school as they engage with their local community, New Zealand and wider global community.

Secondly, the logo encapsulates the vision, values and core beliefs of Clearview Primary. At the centre of the logo, is the vision we have for our students and all that we do should always link back to this. The next outer layer are the values we deem important for Clearview. We have CLEAR values that we will model to each other, our students, parents and wider community. Finally the outer rim of our logo are the core beliefs we have about teaching and learning which is based on effective pedagogy.

Vision: Skilled thinkers and communicators stepping out with confidence

Values : Be co-operative, Act with integrity, Demonstrate respect, Strive for success

Core Beliefs about teaching and learning: create a supportive learning environment, encourage reflective thought and action, provide sufficient opportunities to learn, facilitate shared learning, make connections to prior learning and experiences and enhance the relevance of new learning

Finally, from a Māori perspective the logo design links to the 5 stones blessed and buried at the school site. The four river stones are dedicated to one of the four cardinal elements and to the guardian Atua of each element. These have influence over the four ‘bodies’ of the human person:

Fire:     Io-matua-kore (the Creator) – the Spiritual Body
Air:      Rakinui (Sky Father) – the Mental Body
Water: Takaroa (the God of the Seas and Oceans) – the Emotional Body
Earth: Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) – the Physical Body

The fifth stone, of pounamu, is the ‘mauri stone’; The central stone in the configuration into which the mauri (the physical life force of the Creator) was named. It holds the name Te Kura o Marama.

 

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