CONVENT HOMEPAGE 2000
The School Badge
The school badge of
the Convents of the Infant Jesus, is an international one, used by students in
all the five continents which consist of California, France, Peru, Italy,
Singapore, Spain, England, Ireland, Thailand, Japan and Malaysia. The symbolism
of the badge is as relevant today as it has been over the centuries.
The centre of the badge is Red with silver band fringed with gold. Red
traditionally conveys the message of love, Gods spirit of love embracing the
On the right is the Holy Book with silver beads. To the Christians, this
is the Bible; to the Muslim, the Quran; to the Hindus, the Bhagavadgita; to the
Buddhists, the Dharmapada; wherever the teachings are found, which are the
guiding principles of their faith in God. It is emphasized for us in Malaysia by
the first principle of the Rukunegara :
Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan
The beads remind us
that our first duty to God is to worship Him in prayer.
On the left, is a Distaff and Spindle. This is the symbol of labour.
In our ideals, we are proud to be linked to
the thousands of girls of a different culture, age, and time, who has passed on
to us, a noble tradition. Each of us today, has her own part to play, manually
and intellectually, in the creative work of building a harmonious world.
Our motto is brief but deep in meaning.
To be Simple in
Virtue is to go to God in full confidence and love. It means being open and
honest with others, so that we can live in a spirit of family togetherness. This
simplicity calls for an acknowledgement of our own faults and an effort to
overcome basic selfishness. To be Steadfast in Duty means an awareness of out
duty to be of service to others. This duty of giving of self, demands energy
because it presents itself daily and hourly. Only when one puts self and petty
interests aside, can this steadfastness in duty be fully achieved. This service
begins in us and its limits are the needs of the earth.
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