The QBPS Crest

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men." ~Bill Beattie

Quinns Beach Primary School Crest

 

QBPSlogoThe Quinns Beach Primary School Crest holds particular significance for the historical and cultural identity we embrace. The red dots on the logo are the Aboriginal symbol for people. The dots surround the stars of the Southern Cross (only visible in the southern hemisphere) on a dark blue night sky, and both go together to represent the timelessness of our land. It tells us how in the future, as has always been, people will look to the Southern Cross and "Dream, Explore, Discover". It also recognises the important and enduring culture of the original people of our land. 

 

 The wave forms at the bottom of the logo signify the ever changing, fluid nature of life itself and that we must rise to meet the challenges that change puts in front of us. On a more literal level the waves also symbolise that we are a suburb on the coast of Western Australia.

 In the Aboriginal Dreaming, the Rainbow Serpent is associated with creation.  The Rainbow Serpent, usually represented by a large snake-like animal, is the protector of the land, its people and is the source of all life.

Quinns Beach has adopted the Rainbow Serpent as the symbol of our school.  In our atrium you will find our Rainbow Serpent.  Working together children and staff, who were present as the school came to life, created this special symbol.  Our culturally inclusive school theme promotes harmony with and recognition of Aboriginal people and their culture.

Our school logo, red dots (the aboriginal symbol for people) surrounding the Southern Cross represents the timelessness of our land.  In our future, as in our past, people will look to the Southern Cross and

Dream, Explore, Discover'

Serpent