The College emblem is derived from the emblem of the Antonine Sisters. The Tau of Saint Anthony the Great, famous for being a Father of the Desert (Egypt 250 – 355).

As a Christian symbol the cross has developed a rich significance:

  • As a biblical sign of election, salvation and confirmation.
  • As a theological sign of death, resurrection and hope.
  • As a monastic sign of contemplation and vigil.

This cross has its origins in the “key of life” or Ankh, which was the symbol of life for the ancient Pharaohs. The early Coptic Christians adopted this cross as a symbol of membership of the Christian community.

It has maintained its strong links to monastic life, but lost the oval that connected it to the ancient Egyptians.

This emblem reflects the Christian spirit and values embraced by all members of Antonine College, where we are challenged by the words of the motto:

Antonine College
PO BOX 197
Moreland 3058
Tel: (03) 9354 1377
Fax: (03) 9354 1399