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.
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.