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Redcliffe State High School, Redcliffe

Here is a large photograph of the flag of Redcliffe State High School.

Redcliffe State High School was established in 1958 and is located on either side of Oxley Avenue in the city of Redcliffe, Queensland, about forty-five minutes north of Brisbane. The average school population is one thousand one hundred students, boys and girls.

Its flag features a sky blue background, with the school crest to one side, in dark red, blue and tan. The school colours are tan, representing the "colour of the cliffs which gave Redcliffe its name" and blue, representing the sky and "the waters of the bay."

The school crest features three letter Vs, representing "the triple victories we must aim to win in body, mind and spirit and of the three fields of endeavour in which we can win such victories whilst at school - in schoolwork, in sport and in other activities." On the two sides of the uppermost letter V are, on the left the word "REDCLIFFE" in block letters and on the right the initials "S.H.S." In the centre of the uppermost letter V are rays of sun light and a sea eagle hovering above that. At the bottom of the lowermost letter V is a scroll containing the school motto, "FAIRE SANS DIRE", meaning "Deeds without Words".

To the right of the school crest, in maroon colouring and a Serif font (probably an elongated version of Times New Roman) is the word "Redcliffe", then inline underneath that "State High School."

Sources:

  1. Redcliffe State High School web site
  2. Redcliffe Online web site
Colin Dobson, 28 December 2005


Shore School, Sydney

Observed in the Sydney Anzac Day parade: the Shore School Drum Band. A military school band from a school formerly known as "the Church of England Grammar School", with a white flag with the logo centered and a few blue bars on the hoist side.
Marc Pasquin, 2 July 2005


St Peter's Collegiate Girls School, Stoneyfell, Adelaide

St Peter's Collegiate Girls School, in Stoneyfell, Adelaide is an Anglican School founded in 1894 by the Community of the Sisters of the Church, and currently has a Junior School, Middle School, and Senior School.

Their flag appears at their 110th anniversary (26th June-4th July 2004) page: webpage. The minutes of a Parents & Friends Association meeting mention a competition for the new flag.

From the Acting Head's Report - Speech Night 2004,

"Particular mention must be made about the 110th birthday celebrations at the end of Term 2. A week of activities included the Sensational Saints Gala Event at the Convention Centre, the blessing and unveiling of the new school flag, a special School Eucharist at St Peter's Cathedral, a Back to School Day, the very popular Saints on Show at the Festival Theatre (involving all the students and staff in our school) and the cutting of our special school birthday cake. Many Old Scholars returned to our school for the events and I thank all the school community who were involved and made the celebrations such a success."

The flag is divided per saltire, with blue quarters at the hoist and fly, white at the top and bottom. The dividing lines are light blue at the upper hoist, red at upper fly, green at lower fly and yellow at lower hoist. In the centre of the flag is the blue and white school logo, (including?) on the bottom white quarter the words St Peters Girls in blue.
Jonathan Dixon, 25 November 2005


Westall Secondary College, Melbourne

[Westall Secondary College flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 Jul 2006

Here is the flag of Westall Secondary College from Melbourne, Australia, with a bigger image here.

About the flag:

"This flag design was developed in 2003 by Geoff Birtles of Maps Marketing using the school logo. It was given to our sister schools overseas and as a gift by our principal for when visiting other international schools."
Valentin Poposki, 11 July 2006

On that page, under the paragraph "Old flag pole", it is stated:

"The caretaker planted roses around the base of the pole and regularly painted the base of the pole in black and white stripes."
Does anyone happen to know if this is a particular Australian or other country's custom - the painting of the flagpole, that is - and, if so, whether there might be a reason for it?
Colin Dobson, 12 July 2006