School Motto and Crest

“If you hold to my teaching you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

— The School Motto “The Truth Will Set You Free”, is from John’s Gospel Chapter 8 v.31-32.


The Anchor is to remind us of Jesus as the anchor in our lives and Frederick Irwin’s ship (Sulphur) arriving at the Swan River Colony.

  • The Ship reminds us of the arrival of the first settlers and the fact that Mandurah is a coastal community.
  • The Book represents both the Bible and books of learning.
  • The Lines represent two ideas: the ploughed paddocks of local rural community and the waves of the sea – the merging of land and sea.
  • The Mitre is the Bishop’s mitre. The School is an integral part of the Diocese of Bunbury and therefore this symbolises the Church’s presence at the head of the Crest.
  • The Colours are green and gold. Green is for the trees, lawns and gardens of the School and symbolises growth and well-being. Gold is for sunshine and is symbolic of light, generosity and perseverance.