Whakaruruhau – A Sheltering Place
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.
James had a brother John. Our whakapapa (genealogy) is important. We are nothing without our family/whanau.
The cross signifies that Jesus died on a tree.
Jesus was a fisherman of men
When we combine the meanings of each of these we strive to: Live The Truth (Veritatem Vivere)