Our Traditions

School Crest

St Margaret’s crest reflects school tradition.

Our girls proudly wear this school crest as a badge - a shield of blue and silver. Blue represents devotion; silver, purity. In the top right hand corner of the badge is the Guild Cross, which reinforces the links with the Society of the Sacred Advent.

The Anglican faith on which the school is founded is reflected in the Bishop’s mitre in the lower left corner. A band, symbolising strength and stability supports the initials of the School.

Beneath the shield is the school motto Per Volar Sunata – Born To Fly Upwards.

The Anglican faith underpins all that we do at St Margaret’s and is enacted daily by each member of the St Margaret’s community as we interact with each other.

School Motto

Per Volar Sunata – Born To Fly Upwards

School Hymn

O Joyful Light

O Joyful Light, for in Thee only
In trust we seek, and seeking find a way,
Strength of the tempted, Brother of the lonely,
From out our darkness bringest Thou the day.

Lo, having Thee, we lose not one another,
Sundered, united, dying but to birth;
All worlds are one in Thee, O more than brother,
And one our family in Heaven and Earth.

So shine in us, our little love reproving,
That souls of all may kindle at the flame;
The whole world’s hatred, broken by our loving,
Shall bow to Love, Thine everlasting Name.

Therefore to Thee be praises and thanksgiving,
To Father, Son, and Comforter Divine,
We lift our voice and sing, with all things living,
O Light of life, the glory that is Thine.

School War Cry

WANGI KIATA, St Margaret’s, St Margaret’s.