Crest, Anthem and War Cry

CREST

The Shield: With its chevrons and bars, it is a symbol of strength and fortitude.

The Motto: ‘Luceat Lux Vestra’ (Let your light shine) is found in the fifth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel just after Christ’s preaching the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount. Just as the world needs light, so it also needs disciples like the Master. Light hidden under cover is of no use. Those who wear the crest pledge fidelity to this motto.

The Star: Seen mounting the Crest, it signifies that the College lights the way to knowledge and to the Heavenly Father.

 

War Cry

Created in 1936 for Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Combined Athletics Carnival at the SCG.  Suggested by Br Coghlan and composed by Br Butler.  During WW2 it was sung by a group from First XIII to a popular tune “Three little fishes and their Mummy fishy too…. And they swam and they swam all over the dam.”

ST PATRICK’S 1 2 3
 RICK RACK RICKETY RACK
 SPC ARE ON THE TRACK
 BLUE BLACK BLUE BLACK BLUE BLACK GOLD
 WARRAMBEE WARRAMBEE
 STRATHFIELD STRATHFIELD S P C
 S P C
 WHO ARE WHO ARE WHO ARE WE?
 WE ARE THE BOYS FROM S P C
 YAH YAH HERE WE ARE
 PATS BOYS PATS BOYS
 RAH RAH RAH
 S P C!

Anthem

The College anthem was composed in 1958, with words by Br Robert Charles Hill and music by Br Colin Declan Smith – both  members of the SPC Community.  A choir of over 600 voices first performed it at Speech Night in the Sydney Town Hall in 1958.

For God, for Queen and Country,
 For Faith and Nation both –
That’s why we strive for victory,
 On that we take our oath,
 Blue and Black our Heraldry,
 And Gold of colours best,
 The noblest code of chivalry,
 We bring to every test

 First of Saints and Scholars,
 Teach us how to learn from thee;
 Zeal in learning, Faith in turning,
 Work and play to sanctity.
 Luceat Lux Vestra
 May our motto ever be:
 To do and love the right and to let our light
 Shine for all to see.
 St Patrick, true to thee.