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Crofton House School

Vancouver, British Columbia
Registration of Arms
October 15, 2006
Vol. V, p. 80

Arms of Crofton House School

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Argent on a fess Azure between two ivy leaves Vert a boar’s head couped Or armed Argent langued Gules between two open books Or;


A chaplet composed of thistle flowers and dogwood flowers proper environing the dexter forearm of a young woman paleways proper grasping a torch Or enflamed Gules;





The blue band on a white background represents the College’s coastal location. The three charges on the blue band represent the College’s three founding sisters. The boar’s head is an historic emblem of Clan Gordon, to which the founders belonged. The books are a symbol of learning. The ivy leaves are also an emblem of Clan Gordon, and the two leaves represent the College’s two locations in Vancouver.


The thistles honour the Scottish origin of the College’s founders, and dogwood is the provincial flower of British Columbia. The hand is that of a young woman, alluding to the College’s vocation to educate girls and young women. The flaming torch represents knowledge.


This Latin phrase means “I will keep the faith”.