Four good Kiwi men have been honoured with a place in Lindisfarne College's chapel.
Sir Edmund Hillary, Lord Ernest Rutherford, Captain Charles Upham and Hawke's Bay's own John Rangihau take pride of place in the Presbyterian college's $36,000 new stained glass window.
It was unveiled at a special ceremony on Friday, attended by staff, pupils, Tuhoe representatives and Rangihau family members.
"The ultimate good man was Jesus Christ," rector Grant Lander said.
"The people selected for the window represent many of his own qualities - the things boys need to aspire to in future."
The four men, representing qualities such as adventure, courage and humility, were chosen after consultation with the school's Parents and Friends Association, local iwi, pupils and staff.
The association paid for the 4m x 8m window, designed by Christchurch artist Graham Stewart.
It also helped cover the $330,000 bill for the chapel refurbishment, which included expansion of the sanctuary, a private prayer chapel, spire and four smaller windows featuring the school's house namesake.
Celia Lashlie's book, Good Men, was the impetus behind the work, Mr Lander said.
There was a negative stereotype about men in society, and her book had created a conversation within boys' schools about what made a good man.
"It's been a huge focus for our school over the past five years," he said. Her book had created a conversation within boys' schools about what made a good man.
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