Te Ao Māori

Te Ao Māori

Ko te mata ki rongokako te maunga    Te Mata ki Rongokako is our mountain

Ko tuki tuki te awa                                Tuki tuki is our river

Ko moana nui a kiwa te moana             the Pacific is our ocean

Ko Matahiwi te marae                            Matahiwi is our Marae

Ko Kohupatiki te marae                         Kohupatiki is also our Marae

Ko  ngati Hawea  ki heretaunga te iwi   our people are Ngati Hawea of Heretaunga

Ko Te Waipureku te kura                       Clive is our School

kei konei ra nga tamariki                      here, the children

o te kura Waipureku                              of Clive School

whakapiri mai me noho tonu                 gathered together and residing

i roto i te aroha                                      in the love

o o tatau tipuna                                     of our ancestors

me whaia matau te matauranga           we seek knowledge

me te ha o te tangagta                          we pay heed to the dignity of people

ka eke ki runga                                      to attain heights

pai haere  pai haere                               progress, progress

Strengthen our bodies

Develop our minds

Feed our spirits learning right from wrong

As we grow in wisdom and respect

We will stand firm and we will stand strong

Nau mai haere mai                                  welcome

ki te kura tenei …                                    to this school

ko Waipureku                                          Clive School

Pre -European the area in which we as a school are situated was renowned for its pa.  There were at least twelve pa in the Clive area, as it was a very strategic position. With three river mouths, a high point with a vista and water ways, the area which had a plentiful supply of food, was just ideal.

Waipureku translates as ‘the meeting of waters’.  Here at Clive we have the Tukituki (to break up, demolish) the Tutaekuri (a clue that a dog had passed that way) and the Ngaruroro waimate rivers, all converging along with the Karamu stream. They have been shaped by history and man over the eons. The significance of these rivers however remains.

It had been named at other times Waipureko and Waipukoreko which refers to an incident when a sentry watching for the arrival of an enemy war party, failed to see them attack out of the sunlight, so it adds to the history of our School.

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Hawkes Bay chiefs in this area, just off the beach. A stream was renamed Waitangi to record the event and a plaque marks the location.  Captain James Cook and his crew on-board the HMS Endeavour probably laid the first European eyes on the area in October of 1769. They were quickly followed by the footsteps of a never ceasing tide of tau iwi.

A recently written book ‘Clive’ by Gary Baines and Craig MacErlich is an excellent source of information when learning more about the history of the Community and Clive School.  Several copies have been gifted to the School.

School Mural 

The expansive ‘mural’ in our school hall acknowledges and celebrates all that is great and good at Clive School linking history with today, children with their tipuna and values with ideals. It is our story and was completed primarily by students and staff in 2013 under the guidance of local artist Susan Davidson. Below is a picture of an aspect of the mural.

Named ‘te puawaitanga o te matauranga’ or  ‘the flowering of knowledge’.  The kaupapa (what it is about), the korero (the story) regarding this mural is shared, learnt and hopefully understood by students as they progress through the school, it becomes a part of their lives and our whakapapa as a living place … Clive School.

Clive School Visual Symbol

A long time ago, the cheeky and witty demi-god known as Maui, hid himself aboard the waka which his brothers took fishing. Once the siblings realised Maui had stowed away on their waka, it was too late to turn around. Maui insisted they let him fish and using the magic jawbone of his kuia, he hauled up ‘te ika a maui’ which is also known as the North Island. Clive School is proudly located within ‘Hawke Bay’ which geographically represents the hook which Maui used, and ‘te matau a Maui,’ proudly adorns our uniform and is a significant representation of Clive School and all that it stands for.