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#1 Dom_Giles

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:45 AM

As Head of House at my school I've been asked to come up with a House Motto. (I was asked 5 minutes ago and they want an answer by lunchtime - that isn't going to happen)

I was wondering if anyone out there has an inspiration House motto (although I imagine this thread is going to turn into a list of inappropriate school motto's that people have come across) :woo:

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#2 Mark H.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:40 AM

Mottoes seem to have been supplanted by those vacuous 'mission statements'. Do you want it in Latin or English? At the risk of starting an 'inappropriate mottoes' thread my state grammar school motto was 'Omnibus Prodesse'. It means 'To Be Of Service to All' but some wag translated it as 'Move Down the Bus, Please'.

Edited by Mark H., 16 March 2009 - 09:41 AM.

In memory of my boyhood hero Jim Clark (1936-1968): 'Chevalier Sans Peur et Sans Reproche'.

#3 JohnDClare

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:34 AM

Bradford Grammar School
'Hoc Age' = 'Do this' = i.e. 'Do it NOW'

Brilliant - have lived my life by it.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:26 AM

Don't ask me what it was in Latin but the old grammar school motto was 'Enter all who wish to learn'. Our unofficial school motto at the moment is taken from the penguins from Madagascar which is 'Smile and wave boys, just smile and wave.'

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:16 PM

'Arbeit macht frei'

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#6 Andrew Field

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:33 PM

Try using this: http://www.inrebus.c...togenerator.php

Picked this up from Twitter (I think via Russel) a few days ago.


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#7 Dom_Giles

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:10 PM

'Arbeit macht frei'

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It had crossed my mind.

Thanks for the link Andrew. looks useful.

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I think thinking is SO important, my Lord.


#8 Ed Waller

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:46 PM

'Arbeit macht frei'

:whistle:


It had crossed my mind.

Thanks for the link Andrew. looks useful.

Remember to subvert occasionally with the use of negatives e.r. "non" esp before a verb


Ex spe soli non victoria (from hope alone no victory)

In memoria sine gaudium (in memory without joy)
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. - Groucho Marx

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:12 PM

Wolverhampton Girls' High

Ludus Supra Praemium (game before reward or something like that)

thanks a bunch, now I have the old school song in my head for the evening.....

#10 Anne Piper

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:20 PM

My old school motto was Optima Deo-my best for God

Current school 'Te Digna Sequere' 'follow things worthy of thyself'.

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Let no one think of me as humble or weak or passive ...

#11 Elle

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:56 PM

The secondary school I went to had 'Must give else never can recieve' which was never really inspiring. When I started teaching my current school had the motto 'Learn to achieve' which was inscribed on some very expensive plaques at either end of the sports hall (2000 each...) and then we got a new head a year later who changed it to the current motto - 'Here to achieve'. There was also another motto, which I cannot remember, but the teacher version of it ran 'We struggle, we cope, we survive'.

You're scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders, who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese.

 


#12 Chouan

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:37 PM

My old school one was the inspiring "Ora et Labora", pray and work ..... a whole bundle of laughs. Went well with what a "celebrity" old boy described as a "culture of violence!"




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