College Crest and Motto

The College crest is a symbol which signifies and epitomises all that the College means to us and all that it teaches us.

The Laurel Wreath, a symbol of victory, reminds us to give our best in all that we do, so that by living our lives well in this world, we may give a crown of glory in the world to come.

The Eagle, king of birds, ever aspiring to the heights, reminds us to keep our ideals high and our minds ever open to truth and beauty.

The Shield, on which is written our motto, Virtus Vera Nobilitas (Virtue is True Nobility), represents the weapon we must use in the battle of life – the weapon of goodness, in which greatness consists.

The Flaming Heart encircled with thorns speaks to us of the Sacred Heart, to whom our College is dedicated. As with him, so with us, love and sacrifice must be entwined.

The Cross, surmounting all, is the banner under which we fight, and with which we shall conquer.

The Scroll at the base bears the words, SHC Geelong, whose spirit and traditions we hope to faithfully uphold.

Sacred Heart School Song by Sr Carmel O’Dwyer

Our honour is great to be

Proud students of S.H.C.

Our patron, the Lord himself

Our colours those of his queen

Our motto will guide us for life

Virtus vera nobilitas

With the eagle we must aim high

Then the laurel will be our crown

Our cross is our banner for life

With the Lord we must love one and all

As we are one here at S.H.C.

May we be one in eternity.

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