The community continues to use Whangaparāoa as a pathway and a place to gather food.
It is a pictorial representation of the journey a learner will take at WGPC it also represents that it is endless i.e. once you are whānau (you are always whānau) you have a responsibility to support further growth and learning, both individually and collectively . The learning journey is endless and unbound. When you are whānau you have a responsibility to grow people while you are here and after you leave.
It is underpinned by whakapapa in particular our vision that if we work together and believe in ourselves and others our achievement can be unbound, not only in the context of our local community i.e. Hibiscus Coast/Auckland NZ but globally
We know through the voice and our professional knowledge, that our learners are quite aware of what makes them successful in our context but are not so certain about what skills/knowledge/capabilities they need to be successful globally.
If we do this together and use each other's whakaaro then we can be successful. We know what it looks like to be successful in our environment. We also know that learners are less comfortable in a global setting.