Whakaruruhau – A Sheltering Place

The Design

The S:
St James the Greater was a fisherman.  His mother was a strong woman and influenced him to join Our Lord.

He was one of Jesus’ closest disciples.

The S is for St James’ School.  It also stands for Spain where St James went to evangelise and is said to be buried.

The Shark Head:
The shark/mako is our guardian/tiaki when we go out into the sea. Never fear the shark/mako.  We should die like the shark not shy away like the octopus.

Stand tall as we journey with Jesus.  There is nothing that we can’t do without Him.

The J:
James had a brother John.  Our whakapapa (genealogy) is important. We are nothing without our family/whanau.

The Cross:
The cross signifies that Jesus died on a tree.

The Hook:
Jesus was a fisherman of men

When we combine the meanings of each of these we strive to:  Live The Truth  (Veritatem Vivere)

Whakaruruhau – A Sheltering Place, St‌ ‌James'‌ ‌Catholic‌ ‌School‌ ‌Palmerston‌ ‌North‌

“I will show you my faith by my actions”

James 2:18