School Emblem

The symbols that make up our school emblem:

  • Bell – the bell is the call to prayer, service and learning.
  • Star – the star is the link to the Presentation Sisters who set-up and taught at our school. St Finbar’s Cathedral in County Cork in Ireland is opposite the convent ‘South Prayers’ that Nano Nagle established.
  • Cross – the cross is a central understanding of our faith ever present – The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
  • Shamrock – a link to St Patrick after whom our school was first named and our Irish beginnings. St Patrick plucked a shamrock and used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans.
  • Snakes – another link to St Patrick. Legend has it that St Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland. It is believed this is symbolism for driving out the pagans and establishing Christianity.
  • Laurel – in Christianity the laurel leaf is said to symbolise the resurrection of Christ and the triumph of humanity.

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