School Crest

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Korowa's School crest is a symbolic representation of both our past and our future.

The Latin School motto Palma Non Sine Pulvere, in use since 1908, is a quote from Horace, the Roman poet, literally meaning 'no palms without dust' referring to the prize of palms or a wreath awarded to the winners of chariot races.

Usually translated as 'no reward without effort’, more recently 'dare to try' and 'I can, I will' have been used. A silver badge featuring crossed palms with KCS (Korowa Collegiate School) was used from 1903 to represent the School.

The palm leaves are a symbol of celebration and victory and were also a feature in the school gardens before the move to 'Ranfurlie' in 1914. The Archbishop's mitre featured in the centre of the crest symbolises Korowa’s association with the Anglican Church (formerly Church of England) and the current crest, featuring the palms, the motto and the mitre, has been continuously in use since 1920.

Early crest c.1908 featuring the crossed palms and motto 1900s - Pansy Leighton prize 1908 bookplate
Early crest c.1908 featuring the crossed palms and motto 1900s - Pansy Leighton book prize 1908 Korowas Crest on School Uniform
Korowa's School crest as featured on our current blazer.