School Flag, Crest and Motto
|School Shield and Crest
The school shield represents the Cross of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. The white crux decussata (cross) quarters the shield into four segments, each representing a house colour denoted by the Fleur-de-lis, the Castle, the Lion and the Palm Tree.
The School Flag is sky-blue in colour. It bears the 'crux decussata' or the Cross of St. Andrew. Although never officially adopted, the St. Andrew's Saltire (cross) became the emblem of Scotland and has been flown for hundreds of years by the Scottish people. It was incorporated in the Union Jack that became the British National flag after the Union of England and Scotland in 1707. St. Andrew was a fisherman and the brother of Simon Peter. He was a disciple of John the Baptist. He brought to Jesus the boy from whose lunch Jesus produced enough to feed a crowd of 5,000. Jesus made Andrew his first apostle and promised to make him a 'fisher of men'.
Perseverantia et Fide in Deo
Perseverantia et Fide in Deo is Latin for Perseverance and Faith in God - two qualities which symbolise the Scottish character. Every Scottishite will do his/her duty and endeavour to achieve success by means of honest and strenuous effort, placing complete faith in God.