Our College Motto:
SERVIAM - I will serve
Our College Crest:
The Serviam Badge is worn by every student in Ursuline schools throughout the world.At the top of the badge is a field of seven stars symbolising the heights to which we must aspire. These are not just any stars. This particular group of stars represents The Little Bear Constellation, known as URSA MINOR. This constellation is found in the Northern Hemisphere and points towards the Polar Star by which ancient travellers would find their direction. URSA recalls the name of St Ursula, our patroness, who challenges us to make effort to reach our pole star, Christ. And so we are reminded of purity, struggle, effort, courage, the Holy Spirit and Heaven.
Underneath the stars is the cross reminding us of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The student wearing this badge should radiate Christian joy and confidence because Jesus is risen.
Jesus’s life was one of courageous service to others, even to the point of death. The College motto "SERVIAM" at the base of the badge is a call to Service – service of God and others.
May all who wear this badge be outstanding in their courageous leadership, service of others and a spirit of hope and joy in the Risen Lord.
Adapted from Extract of the address of Pope Pius IX to French Ursuline Pupils
explaining the meaning of their school badge in 1933.