SYMBOLS/ICONS/IMAGES/SHRINES

 

 

LOGO

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Our School Logo is a blue and gold shield (symbolic of battle) on which is engraved two palm branches (symbols of victory and reward). Centrally located above the palm branches is a cross which reminds us of our Christian identity as a school.  

 

MOTTO

Our School Motto is represented on the Logo.

The Latin “Post Praemium Proelium,” translated: “After the Battle, the Reward” reminds us that success comes with discipline, diligence, and personal sacrifice.

 

SCHOOL COLOURS

The “Blue” on the shield is in honour of the Franciscan Missionary (“Blue”) Sisters who are the founders and owners of the School. It is also symbolic of our Caribbean identity. The “Gold” on the shield represents the rich reward which awaits those who persevere.

 

ICONS

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An icon of Jesus’ Mother under the title of “Mother of Perpetual Help” is painted on our Assembly Hall; Stephanie Hall. In this icon, Mary is perpetually watching over our school family along with her Son. She is our spiritual mother and we give her special honour. A similar icon graces the inside of our Chapel. The icons tell the story of the infant Jesus running to his Mother for protection and comfort, after seeing a vision of the Angels bearing the instruments of his Passion (Nails, Spear, Crown of Thorns). As He ran one sandal fell from his foot.

 

IMAGE

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The Divine Mercy Image is painted inside the Grade 9 quadrangle. The Image is a depiction of Jesus clothed in a white garment with His right hand raised in blessing. His left hand is touching His garment in the area of the heart, from where two large rays come forth, one red and the other pale. The two rays denote Blood and Water. The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous. The red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the depths of Jesus’ tender mercy when his agonized Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross. This image was first revealed to St. Faustina by our Lord in a vision, in 1931: "Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the signature: Jesus, I trust in You ... I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory" (Diary 47, 48) ........."I am offering people a vessel with which they are to keep coming for graces to the fountain of mercy. That vessel is this image with the signature: 'Jesus, I trust in You' "(327)

 

SHRINES

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A statue of the Child Jesus is enshrined upstairs the Administrative Building. He stands with his arms outstretched in both welcome and blessing. This statue is a reminder that all our children are welcomed and blessed by Jesus himself who invites them to model their lives on his Holy Childhood.

 

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A statue of our Blessed Mother holding the Infant Jesus is enshrined in our front garden, and facing the School’s entrance. It is another reminder of her perpetual motherly care and protection.