Monday, August 07, 2006

School Mottos

I love receiving these. The sicklier the better. (I know that they sort of give away where you work, but you could always say that you 'spotted them whilst on holiday' or 'your friend told you' or something.)

My current favourite is 'Learning For Success' sent in by 'Flutters'

However, I refuse to believe any of the following ones:

"Every Child Will Excel" (In a US school purportedly sponsored by Microsoft)

"Reinforcing Failure" from 'Anonymous'

"Spitting for Success" from 'J Bloggs'

And I'm not entirely convinced by 'Inclusivity For All' from D Barton

23 comments:

flutters said...

i worked a place where the motto was "learning for success"

apt! (not)

Anonymous said...

I find it necessary to point out the example of Lake Wobegon, where "all the children are above average".

Not exactly a motto, but I am sure given a few weeks' work by one of Ruth Kelly's focus groups, there is something useful in there.

Anonymous said...

"Working for a dumber Britain..."

Anonymous said...

"Soft on stupidity and the causes of stupidty..."

Anonymous said...

Failure ..... Natures way of saying "Give Up"

Jurgen

miss sunderstood said...

nil desperandum illigitimae carborundum....
or maybe this should be adopted as the motto for the profession

Anonymous said...

The school I used to attend has a motto "From Each His Best", I believe it will be changed to "From Each His/Her Best" if the school is in UK, thank god it isn't

Anonymous said...

I worked in a school where it was 'Reach for the Stars'

Anonymous said...

best I ever heard, as it reflects effort and not attainment, which is often the case, was at my primary school:

"Only My Best Is Good Enough"

Ella said...

I visited a school in Uganda where the motto was "No pain no gain"

Abi said...

My school doesn't have motto...I don't think!!

Emma said...

My school's motto is:

"Honour before Honours"

Anonymous said...

Mine's only my best is good enough too!

Anonymous said...

My school motto is 'Hoc age!' which means 'Do it!' and my old school motto is 'Bon et Fidelis' which I think means 'Good and faithful'

Anonymous said...

How about 'Celebrate Success'?? at a school where success is as rare as rocking horse shit?

Anonymous said...

at my middle school the motto was "welcome, everyone learns here" shouldn't that be a given...but actually there were a few kids who didn't make it to high school so the motto is misleading

Anonymous said...

work like you dont need the money
love like you have neva been hurt
dance like nobody iz watching

Anonymous said...

who the hell cares about school mottos? why dont you people go get a life you bunch of nerds

Anonymous said...

yeah really who cares about stupid mottos!! omfg!! thats really stupid...like anybody is going to remember it!!

Anonymous said...

My school motto is Be the best you can be

Anonymous said...

or by our deed we are known

Anonymous said...

In my school the old Motto was Circumspice as it is my area's motto in Latin but our new one is
Learning to inspire

Anonymous said...

Haha who needs a motto