Feilding High School
Feilding High School is a co-ed Secondary School (Year 9-13) in Feilding, New Zealand
New Zealand
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Mission statement

We Provide Learning for Life

Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui
Have Courage, Desire Greatly

Feilding High School's logo was gifted by Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangihiroa) in 1922. It also features on the crest of Manawatu District Council. http://www.mdc.govt.nz/asp/districthistory.asp?level1=district_history&level2=council_crest

School Name

In 2003 the school had its name changed from Feilding Agricultural High School (FAHS) to FAHS Feilding High School.

There was much discussion regarding this change. The main argument was that the word Agricultural is translated (or interpreted) as peasant
A peasant is an agricultural worker who generally tend to be poor and homeless-Etymology:The word is derived from 15th century French païsant meaning one from the pays, or countryside, ultimately from the Latin pagus, or outlying administrative district.- Position in society :Peasants typically...

in some Asian languages. This meant that the school was regarded less highly in these areas and would mean that less (income-bearing) foreign students would attend the school. Many people wanted to keep the name as it reflected on the history of the school, and emphasised the strong horticulture
Horticulture is the industry and science of plant cultivation including the process of preparing soil for the planting of seeds, tubers, or cuttings. Horticulturists work and conduct research in the disciplines of plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic...

 and agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life. Agriculture was the key implement in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the...

departments within the school.

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