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)

“I will show you my faith by my actions”

James 2:18