The red cross of St George represents bravery and the white field, purity and truth. The scarlet aloe is a proud symbol of the Border region. The school motto; Veritas et Virtus (Truth and Courage) has inspired generations of girls since the late 19th Century. The magnificent teak carving depicted on the cover of the prospectus graces the entrance to the school hall, which is fittingly named St George’s Hall. It shows the courageous St George standing on the dying dragon, while the maiden Truth stands beside him.