ATC Crest

The Story Behind The College Crest

The College Crest is a powerful touchstone that symbolises our proud traditions and aspirations here at Ambrose Treacy College.

Signum Fidei

Our college motto is the Latin phrase ‘Signum Fidei’ meaning ‘Sign of Faith’ and is a direct link to our Christian Brothers and Nudgee Junior College traditions. Its conviction inspires our members to live and grow as powerful signs of faith for others who make compassion and justice an active reality.

The Claddagh

The Claddagh is an Irish symbol of loyalty, love and friendship. These qualities ensure the authentic provision of a Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition, which promotes holistic excellence in learning (head), leadership (heart) and service (hands).

The Open Book

The Open Book is a symbol of learning. It reflects our quest for knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The book is open so that we may always be open on the journey towards truth.

The Star

The Star is a symbol of leadership. It reflects our conviction to radiate the light of God through the leadership our community demonstrates to make a prophetic difference for our world. The Star is a reminder that “Those who instruct many unto justice shall shine like stars for all eternity”. (Daniel: 12.3).

The Celtic Cross

The Celtic Cross is a symbol of service. It reflects our Irish heritage that is based on the story of Jesus, Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers whose prophetic service we emulate.

The Laurel Wreath

The Laurel Wreath is a symbol of excellence. It reflects our respect for the dignity of the person by celebrating and supporting the holistic pursuit of their full spiritual, academic and co-curricular potential.