The star-crossed lion: New crest for Scots All Saints College

THE traditional Scots School lion and All Saints’ College’s red and blue colours have been brought together on a new crest for the merged school that has been revealed to parents.

The Scots All Saints College crest will also feature a cross and the Southern Cross printed on open pages of the bible, with the words “All For Christ” underneath.

Presbyterian Church in NSW general manager Jeof Falls unveiled the logo in a letter to the school communities on Tuesday, also revealing that the new school colours would be red, navy and blue.

Mr Falls said the crest was “a unifying image of the Christian foundation and heritage of The Scots School and All Saints’ College”.

“The open bible represents Christ as the Word of God, of truth and wisdom, encouraging all students to strive to grow in knowledge of Christ, themselves and of the world,” he said in the letter.

“The blue and red pages of the bible are the new school’s colours, and represent the richness of diversity and heritage of two school communities coming together as one under Christ.”

The lion urges students to be strong and courageous; the cross represents Christ’s salvation; and the stars represent Australia and the people of Bathurst, Lithgow, the Central West and beyond.

“As both The Scots School and All Saints’ College have always done, Scots All Saints College will welcome students and parents from all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds to join an outstanding school of excellence in all respects, built on the values and traditions of two great schools that will now be stronger together,” Mr Falls said.

The school colours and the symbol of the lion are being integrated into junior, middle and senior school uniforms and sport uniforms.

The unveiling of the crest follows this month’s announcement of the first Scots All Saints College board.

Hamish Thompson has been appointed the first chairman of the board and Rosemary McKay the first deputy chair.

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