We recently asked you all for some feedback on a new school logo design. Thank you to everyone who emailed or participated in the Facebook vote and comments. We have collected all the feedback from our parents, our parish priests and our staff and Brisbane Catholic Education have gotten back to us with a beautiful design which we believe captures the essence of Christ the King School.
While there will be one image there are multiple variations of how our logo will appear depending on it’s place and purpose. You will start to see this logo and variations of it popping up over the next few weeks and months but we will have a very slow roll out in regards to uniforms and signage. Uniforms will start appearing with the new logo as old stock runs out but there will be a long time period of change-over so there is no reason to worry if you have just purchased new uniforms! I hope you like it and feel it captures the essence of our school.
Rationale The proposed design is formal and symmetrical, yet simple and clear. The cross is central, emerging from the base of a partial crest, representing open arms and the schools focus on being WEST people – welcoming, encouraging, saying sorry and thanks and also pays homage to the charism of St Eugene De Mazenod and the Oblates, opening their arms to the people of the world to bring them towards Christ. The four leaves, positioned around the intersecting beams of the cross, suggest a living tree and signify the four virtues of courage, hope, compassion and justice. The leaves connect the Learning tree which is already a recognisable symbol in the school and connects to the Franciscan ethos of caring for creation. The rainbow itself arcs left to right, honouring the form of the original logo. The rainbow is a symbol drawn from Hebrew scriptures (the story of Noah) signifying God’s covenant with His people. A rainbow is both a traditional and contemporary cultural symbol of hope for many cultures. A rainbow is a natural, beautiful phenomena, visible when sun shines through rain. A crest suggests formality and dignity, and has a place in kingship and heraldry. The new logo will be officially launched with the opening of our new prayer garden in Catholic Education Week next term. Due to current covid restrictions this will be a quiet in school celebration but we will share the new logo with families in some fun ways during the week!