About MSS Motto, Shield, School Song

School Shield



The school shield was formerly adapted by the Maryknoll Sisters from the Dominican one, with 8 alternating black and white triangles divided in the middle by a cross marked red and blue. On top of the shield is a dove, representing the Holy Spirit. The motto of the school was written in Latin underneath, "Dominus Illuminatio Mea".




In 1983, when the school name was changed to Marymount Secondary School, theshield was re-adapted. The middle section was changed from the Dominican one to MSS, the initials for Marymount Secondary School and Maryknoll Sisters School, embracing the past and the present. The dove, representing the Holy Spirit still hovers above the school name, and the motto was translated into English "The Lord is my Light".




Marymount School Song


O Marymount, my Marymount,
Thou Beacon of the truth,
O glorious the vision bright,
That guides the steps of youth!
To Thee we pledge our loyalty,
O School we love so well,
We live to love and follow Thee,
O Alma Mater True,
We live to love and follow Thee,
Our pledge we now renew.


O Marymount blest is thy power,
and wonderful Thine aim,
High virtue, wisdom, precious flower,
Thy seal to all proclaim,
To Mary our most cherished boast,
Our school sweet model fair,
We pledge our word to honour Thee,
O Alma Mater True,
We pledge our word to honour Thee,
Our hearts do thou renew.