“Nisi Dominus Frustra”
- Without God, all is in vain
In 1947, Miss Glasgow (the headmistress) and Miss Cooke (a teacher) felt that the school should have a motto.
They devised the motto, Nisi Dominus Frusta, a reduced version of Psalm 127:1 in Latin: Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum in vanum laboraverunt qui aedificant eam nisi Dominus custodierit civitatem frusta vigilavit qui custodit. In English: Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it