Coat of Arms

The different symbols on the Seminary’s coat of arms are as follows:

The word ‘humilitas’, latin for ‘humility’, standing below a coronet, is part of the coat of arms of St Charles Borromeo.

The five silver stars represent the Southern Cross.

The black swan is the state emblem of Western Australia.

The motto, ‘Discite a Me’, latin for ‘Learn from Me’, was taken from the Gospel (Matthew 11:29) and indicates the call of Christ to follow His teaching.

It also encourages all seminarians to imitate St Charles Borromeo as a model for all priestly virtues.