Our Board Logo
We see it every day in our schools and buildings, on our reports, brochures websites and newsletters and even on the sides of the vans that service the system. But many of us may not give a lot of thought to the Board logo and how it came to be. It is a good story and a part of our history.
In 1997-98, when the former Elgin, Oxford and London-Middlesex Roman Catholic School Boards were amalgamated, a new logo was created for the newly-formed London District Catholic School Board. It is a logo filled with symbolism.
The base of the book is meant to suggest a springing forth from a foundation, a root or a base – that foundation, root or base is our faith, each of us began our journey of learning from our first teachers – our parents, who made the decision to baptize us in faith, the faith of the Roman Catholic church – so our faith and our home has provided us with our foundation, our roots and our base.
From this foundation, we grow along many divergent paths – the path of faith, the path of life, of education, of career and of family.
As we journey each on our paths, we keep at our centre our faith, symbolized here as the cross – Christ died for us upon the cross, we keep our minds, hearts and souls centred on Christ – we are Christ-centred.
Our logo has seven leaf flames – each leaf flame represents one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit – Understanding, Knowledge, Fortitude, Wisdom, Counsel, Piety and fear of the Lord. At Pentecost we are reminded of the flame that came to rest upon the apostles and at our confirmation when we were called to keep the fire of the Holy Spirit alive with us.
The evolution of the leaf through to the flame around the depiction of the sun represents growth and life as well as the light which is Christ and learning. The flame represents the light of faith and learning which we ignite in each of our students.
Our belief is that we will ignite the spirit of faith and learning by providing exemplary Catholic education in a safe, caring, inclusive community. Our belief is that the Spirit is Alive in each one of us and through the inspiration of our symbols and the symbols of our faith we will bring this spirit, this flame to one and other. This ever-present logo can help to remind us of this.
Wilma de Rond
Director of Education