Our Symbols

The College Crest

The Canterbury College crest is derived from the crest of the See of Canterbury, which features the small pall (or 'Y' shape), representing the Archbishop’s pallium, as the central feature of the College crest. The cross at the top of the crest has a two-fold purpose. It represents the Christian Faith of the College and because it is a Maltese Cross, it also represents our State of Queensland which has this cross on its flag.

The book in the centre of the crest also has a two-fold representation. It symbolises the Holy Bible, a central part of our Christian faith and an essential element of our College, as well as representing the search for knowledge by the College’s students and staff.

The three arms of the pall that link together in the middle represent the linking of parents, staff and students to create the College.

Our Motto

The Latin phrase “Fortior Quo Paratior” means “The better prepared the stronger”. 

Our Vision 

To inspire and nurture confident, optimistic and compassionate young people who are ready for the world.

Our Aspiration 

To be recognised nationally as a leading K-12 coeducational school, delivering holistic academic and co-curricular excellence within an inclusive culture which honours our Anglican heritage.