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The story behind out logo

The blue river represents the ‘Dove River’ and the natural landscape that surrounds our school, providing our local identity and reminding us of the need to care for our environment.


The mountain range represents ‘ Wharepapa’ - Mount Arthur - to represent the solid foundations for learning – literacy, numeracy, inquiry, the key competencies and values as well as linking the history of our region. The circle format represents us as New Zealanders working in a global environment, where everyone at school is a member of local and world community.


The Kereru is in the Dove family and it is flying to ‘reach for the sky’ having aspirations and high expectations.

Our logo is made up of six values - each value encompasses what we want the students of Dovedale to be.

‘Together’ represents staying connected to our community so that we can all be in this together

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