Maungatapu



Our name: In 2018 our school leaders suggested we call our syndicate Maungatapu ( The  Mountain) this was a good fit for us because at the time we were the senior syndicate. Our students researched significant geological landmarks in our area and found the Māori names and stories attached to the geology and features of our home. We talked to Tangata Whenua and to our schools leadership about our ideas and then decided together to name our Pods: Onewa – Basalt  a mineral common to Te Wai Ponamu and Kirikiritatangi – The Singing Gravel.  Maori descriptions of New Zealand GeologyOur name: In 2018 our school leaders suggested we call our syndicate Maungatapu ( The  Mountain) this was a good fit for us because at the time we were the senior syndicate. Our students researched significant geological landmarks in our area and found the Māori names and stories attached to the geology and features of our home. We talked to Tangata Whenua and to our schools leadership about our ideas and then decided together to name our Pods: Onewa – Basalt  a mineral common to Te Wai Ponamu and Kirikiritatangi – The Singing Gravel.  Maori descriptions of New Zealand Geology