Bringing history and honour back to the area by honouring mana whenua as its first settlers.
This was the reasoning behind a recent name change undertaken by Weymouth Intermediate School in Manurewa, South Auckland, now officially known as Waimāhia Intermediate School.
New principal Shaun Stevenson says that along with a new school logo and motto, there's a famous saying that will guide them on a new path towards building their own house.
For this decile one school with a roll of 293 predominantly Māori and Pasifika students, the way forward is clear - dream big, aim high and work hard.
Numia Ponika-Rangi filed this report.