The School Crest and its Symbolism
The school crest was probably designed by a Christian Brother who unfortunately remains anonymous. In the ninety six year history of the school, many variations of the school crest have appeared. However, the following is an interpretation of the present official school crest.
The cross, burning with faith, is placed appropriately at the centre because it signifies that God is central to St. Edmund’s - being a Christian Brothers School. The School logo is surmounted by a star. As the star shines in the darkness it is regarded as the symbol of enlightenment and instruction. Embracing the logo is the scroll of learning which is done in the Celtic tradition - so deftly intertwined that the complete design gives a sense of satisfaction which harmony, unity and good team work produce.
The saplings correspond to every boy who walks into the school to prepare for life. The blossoming of the two flowers from the saplings represents the full flowering of the personality of this boy. The two flowers on either side signify the integration of the values in life - freedom and responsibility, compassion and justice, the ying and the yang. It also signifies the healthy balance between the curricular and the co-curricular which is promoted in the school. The crown at the foundation of the saplings symbolizes the sense of fulfilment and accomplishment experienced when the young man develops a balanced and integrated personality which will ensure him of abundance throughout his life.
The star and the scroll of learning are golden in colour - gold representing the pot at the end of the rainbow if the true traditions of being an Edmundian are followed in letter and spirit. The saplings are green in colour signifying the wealth of possibility and hope for each individual. The school logo is maroon in colour - symbolic of patience which ultimately helps surmount all difficulties.
The scroll holds the school motto - Facta Non Verba - which in Latin means Deeds not Words. The school provides ample opportunities for students to prove themselves in academics as well as in all forms of co-curricular activities. What more appropriate motto could be chosen by the pioneering brothers as Edmundians worldwide have lived and distinguished themselves by their deeds.