The school logo is a stylised view of Kapiti Island from Waikanae Beach. Kapiti Island is the dominant and most well known feature of the area.
The Sun– Rise and Shine – Maranga a Whiti
The rising sun is included in the design to symbolise the beginning of a journey, a learning journey for students. It is used to denote warmth and enlightenment as our students discover new knowledge about themselves and their world. The sun also shines brightly to draw a comparison to our students who we also hope will shine in their achievements and endeavours while at Kapanui School.
The Poutama pattern: Stairway to Heaven
The Poutama design in ancient Maori lore symbolised a climb made by the folk hero Tawhaki to receive the three baskets of knowledge from the gods.
In our logo this is also used to symbolise learning and the gaining of knowledge.
When we look at the construction of the poutama, we find a series of steps denoting the steps of progress and advancement. Briefly, these are education and the striving for betterment, the planning of a child's future… by parents, family and iwi.