Stirling High and Primary School
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STIRLING HIGH AND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Country: South Africa
Campus/location : Stirling, East London, Eastern Cape
Full arms of the High School
Small arms of the Primary School
Wapen: Deursnede, blou en groen, 'n silwer gekanteelde dwarsbalk aan die onderkant geknobbel, vergesel in die skildhoof van twee uitkomende goue torings en in die skildvoet van 'n fakkel, ook goud, rooi gevlam; die geheel binne-in 'n goue skildsoom.
Helmteken: 'n Blou anker, die dwarshout silwer gebind n met 'n silwer ring, die kabel geblok van goud en groen, tussen regs twee eikeblare en links twee koraalblare, alles van natuurlike kleur.
Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en groen.
Wapenspreuk: SEMPER FIDELIS (High School), CONSILIO ET ANIMIS (Primary School)
Arms: Per fess Azure and Vert, a fess embattled, the lower edge nowy Argent, in chief two towers issuant and in base a torch erect, Or, enflamed Gules; all within a bordure Or.
Crest: An anchor Azure, the stock banded, and ring, Argent, cabled compony Or and Vert, between dexter two oak leaves and sinister two coral leaves proper.
Wreath and mantling: Or and Vert.
Motto: SEMPER FIDELIS (High School), CONSILIO ET ANIMIS (Primary School)
The arms were officially granted on October 17, 1986.
Both schools use the same arms, but with a different motto. The primary school does not seem to use the crest.
The arms show the battlements and twin towers of Scotland’s Stirling Castle, echoed in the Border’s 19th-century frontier forts; a flaming torch as a symbol of education; green and blue as background colours to represent Stirling Primary and Commercial High, Stirling’s antecedents; green and gold to represent Stirling as the suburb for returning “Springbok” soldiers; an anchor as maritime reference to the Stirling Castle and East London as a river port; and oak and coral tree leaves to represent the trees of Scotland and South Africa.
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Literature: Info from Mike Oettle.