crest olsos

The shield has three essential elements that distinguishes it as a Catholic School with a Special Character inclusive of Christian values.

Cross SOS

 – Jesus Christ the Saviour to whom all else leads and who leads all people to God.



StarHis Mother Mary, the ‘Stella Maris’ (Star of the Sea) and ‘Stella Matutina’ (Morning Star) point the way to Him.

– ‘Stella Maris’ – the star by which sailors navigated.

     – ‘Stella Matutina’ – the first star of morning that proclaims the night is over and daylight has come.


Ship – The Church journeying through time proclaiming the truth of Christ to all ages and climates.

– In this instance, Bishop Pompallier and the early missionaries bringing the Faith to the South Pacific.’

     – The sisters of the Mission and the Mercy Sisters who travelled from France and Ireland. Both congregations taught in our school.

     – The early settlers who arrived in Howick by sailing ship.