We stand proud beneath the white of the snow capped mountain.
We wear the joyous yellow of the kowhai.
We meet beneath the pink of the evening sky, bathing the pohutukawa lined Orongorongo valley in its gentle light.
We proudly wear the orange of the signal fire.
We gather together beneath the cool shade of forest green and the emblem of a chief’s feather.
We are proud to assemble beneath the colour purple and the symbol of the nikau.
We stand proud beneath the white of the snow capped mountain. Our maunga is Tararua, the mighty range of peaks that stands guard over the northern end of our valley.
Sir Edmond Hillary said: “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” This is our kaupapa, looking inward to find our strength while helping those around us conquer their own personal mountains.