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"Know Thyself" - Exploring our school motto

“The school motto, 'Know Thyself' dates back to ancient Greece and was expounded upon by the likes of Socrates. For me it speaks to the need for self-reflection, through which we will begin to understand our need for God and our dependence on each other. I believe that a good understanding of self will also spur us on as individuals towards training our bodies, mind and character so that we may maximise our God given potential and fulfil the calling upon our lives.”
- Mr Warwick Taylor (Executive Headmaster)

Thoughts from our Alumni educators on ‘Know Thyself’: Assembly - 10 & 24 June

 
Knowing yourself is your greatest privilege. And why? It affords you the opportunity to accept what defines you and to reject what is not you. Joe Pesci is a fine example of γνώθι σ’αυτόν (Know thyself). Despite being an accomplished actor in Hollywood, he disliked the limelight immensely......

Read about what the school motto means to some of the alumni.

Teachers' speeches at Assembly on Monday 3 June 2019

 
The choices in life start with the seemingly simple things – ‘which is your favorite toy?’; ‘best movie of all time?’; ‘what can be bought in the latest season of Fortnite?’ As we get older and more ‘worldly wise’, this oyster that we call life starts to become real and choice becomes a little harder to make and accept......

Read about what the school motto means to some of the teachers.

Prefects' speeches at Assembly on Monday 13 May 2019

 
‘Know thyself’ is a motto I strongly and proudly stand by. It encapsulates the unique beliefs and motives of each and every one of us. I believe that from this motto, stems a growth in the building of relationships and achieving personal success in all aspects of life.....

Read about what the school motto means to some of the Grade 11 prefects.