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COLLEGE FLAG AND ANTHEM COLLEGE flag

The college Flag is an essential part of the College culture. It is the rallying call for every student. It is also the most symbolic and the most popular of all the school icons.  

St. Joseph’s College Flag as mentioned in the first College Flag was Green, White and Green an adaptation of the Flag of the sister school St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena.  It has been the Flag of the many a popular Institution of the De La Salle Brothers.


In 1923 Bro.Leander Ephrem Introduced this Flag to the College.

Then in  1959 Bro.Cassian Charles changed the colours of the Flag to Blue, Gold and Mauve. Blue for Virtue , Gold for Truth and Mauve is the colour attributed to St. Joseph. These Colours of the College Flag have remained up to present times without any change.

The Motto

 “Pro Bono et Vero” meant in English is “Virtue and Truth” signifies the Spirit and Vision of this Institution very forcefully depicted at centre of the crest.

The Cross

A Cross  at the top of the crest, meaning that this Institution is a Christian School.

 The Star

This five-pointed, radiant star is the worldwide logo of the De La Salle Brothers. It reminds them of the spirit of their institute, the spirit of FAITH. The spirit of faith will lead us to Christ just as the star of Bethlehem led the Wise Men of the East to Christ. The star led the shepherds to Christ on the first Christmas night. The light from stars keeps navigators of ships and aircraft on course. It can be our response to the Gospel directive “Let your light shine before all-that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven”.

The Three Lillies

This three Lillies at the top half of the shield stand for goodness that should be practiced by all Josephians in thought, word and deed.

The Sheaf of Paddy

The Sheaf of Paddy  in  the bottom  half of the shield denotes Truth that should be the food that nourishes the Josephians to make a success in life.


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