The Sub Committee for Uniform examined countless school crests from Australian and British schools. They wanted a crest which had some local reference as well as historical and religious elements. Many shapes were considered for our crest, after much debate the Sub Committee for Uniform decided on the shield shape as the most suitable. Some of the early designs show a crest divided into four sections but this was rejected because it would be difficult to reproduce clearly onto uniform items.
A Bishop’s mitre above the shield was chosen to denote Peninsula Grammar as a religious school. The ribbons that appear under the mitre are the traditional ribbons which are attached to a Bishop’s mitre.
Many designs were submitted as there were sign makers, uniform manufacturers and printers all having an input in the crest design, but the final version incorporated the Southern Cross and a torch together on a shield below the mitre. The torch symbolises the light of learning, but is also a reference to the torch that appears on the family crest of Matthew Flinders, who is associated with exploration of the Mornington Peninsula. The Southern Cross represents the southern hemisphere where Australia lies.
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