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What was your school motto?

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SqueakyPop Sat 25-Oct-08 16:00:34

Following on from a thread about latin phrases, I thought about how schools describe their values...

My school motto was Fortiter Vivamus - we live bravely.

What was yours?

SuckyMuckyCock Sat 25-Oct-08 16:05:16

isn't every catholic school something like "learning through faith"


gaussgirl Sat 25-Oct-08 20:33:13

'Onwards' (and upwards, as we used to say.)

MaDAMNEDAnt Sat 25-Oct-08 20:34:28

Habeo ut dem - I have that I may give

differentWitch Sat 25-Oct-08 20:35:36

Labor Omnia Vincet- work conquers all.

georgimama Sat 25-Oct-08 20:37:31

Gaussgirl, did you go to South Wilts Grammar School?

LadyGlencoraPalliser Sat 25-Oct-08 20:37:41

Ad majorem dei gloriam - to the greater glory of god.

childrenofthecornsilk Sat 25-Oct-08 20:38:25

I can't remember. Maybe Doodle will.

beansmum Sat 25-Oct-08 20:40:00

at Primary school it was 'aim high', I don't think we had one at secondary, I'll google...

loler Sat 25-Oct-08 20:42:18

Strive to succeed (Had glass wine - spelling gone to pot! Or maybe that is the quality of my education) Note it isn't in latin!

beansmum Sat 25-Oct-08 20:42:25

"spes durat avorum" which means 'let the hopes of our forefathers endure' apparently

TheOldestCat Sat 25-Oct-08 20:43:45

'Tuar goleuni' (toward the light).

Dottoressa Sat 25-Oct-08 20:43:59

"Knowledge is no longer a fountain sealed" hmm

uptomyeyes Sat 25-Oct-08 20:44:01

The utmost for the highest - can't remember what it was in Latin

rebelmum72 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:44:51

Was unthinkingly going to put "dulce et decorum est" blushblushblush

Actually it's "Laeti Gratias Deo Agimus"
(Let us thank God joyfully)


FAQ Sat 25-Oct-08 20:47:04

mine didn't have one (that I knew of?)

However the school I worked at in Zimbabwe (and where exH and I got married had)

Tot Facienda Parum Factum (so much to do so little done) - we had a photo taken underneath the arch that had it written on grin

tibni Sat 25-Oct-08 20:47:34

"ludus supra praemium" - game before prize

SqueakyPop Sat 25-Oct-08 20:48:14

wouldn't it be good to give the latin motto and then get Mumsnetters to give the English translation?

dilbertina Sat 25-Oct-08 20:48:54

"Beyond the best there is a better". hmm

Katisha Sat 25-Oct-08 20:49:53

Perge modo

No idea

Ivvvvyygootscaaared444 Sat 25-Oct-08 20:50:48

Esse Quam Videre

Smithagain Sat 25-Oct-08 21:30:31

Mitis et fortis - gentle and brave

or "soft and strong and very, very long", but only when out of earshot of the Latin mistress.

Kbear Sat 25-Oct-08 21:32:21

Don't what the latin is but it was "abandon hope all ye who enter"!!

trefusis Sat 25-Oct-08 21:33:01

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dilemma456 Sat 25-Oct-08 22:04:59

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