Summerwood Primary School Emblem, Scottish Tartan and Song
The Summerwood Primary School Emblem is a seahorse. The motto is, "Do ye even so."
About the Motto
The motto is a partial quote of a verse in the "Holy Bible." Said Jesus: “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” (Matt. 7:12.)
The seahorse has numerous unique features:
It is a fish but the head, snout and neck are shaped like that of a horse.
It is the only animal where the male is the one that gets pregnant and has babies.
The appearance is deceiving; seahorses are deadly predators.
They are slow swimmers but their camouflage helps to protect them.
The body is also covered in bony plates, which makes them hard to eat.
Seahorses swim upright using a long fin on their back.
Summerwood Primary School takes pride in its unique features:
It is situated a few hundred metres from Hobie Beach in Summerstrand.
It has been a parallel-medium co-educational school for numerous years.
It excels academically.
It develops skills that will equip learners for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
It has three dedicated Information and Communication and Technology centres.
It offers Information Technology as an external subject and Coding as a club.
It has an elaborate Music Department, offering various external Music examinations and Music performances.
It offers various sport codes as a means of fulfilling joy.
It boasts an indoor swimming-pool where swimming is taught to all learners as a life skill.
The school grounds are sustainable, as much of our electricity is driven by solar power and tanks and two boreholes provide water for our swimming-pool and fields.
The girls' school dress is a unique tartan dress.
This attractive tartan is being used for the uniform of Summerwood Primary School, Port Elizabeth /Gqeberha, South Africa. The design has a different warp (six colours) and a weft (four colours) pattern. As shown on the photograph, the weft pattern runs horizontally and has black, royal blue, turquoise and white threads, whilst the green and red threads are added for the warp, which runs vertically along the selvedge.
Woven Sample: A woven sample of this tartan has been received by the Scottish Register of Tartans for permanent preservation in the National Records of Scotland.
The Summerwood tartan is registered as a corporate tartan with the STWR reference number. It was created by Mariette Rossouw (previous parent) and registered on 1 January 2001.
This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Bless this school O Lord we pray
Make it safe by night and day
Bless these walls so firm and stout
Keeping want and trouble out'
Bless the roof and gables tall
Let Thy peace lie over all
Bless this door that it may prove
Ever open to joy and love.
Seen ons skool dit bid ons Heer
Om te strewe tot u eer
Seen die mure wat so sterk
Om ons waak terwyl ons werk
Seën ons skool met grond omheen
Vul ons skool Heer met u Seen
Mag die deur vir ons ontsluit
u Genade en Liefde wyd.
Where the surf meets the ivory sand
Stand a school with a record grand
It's a school which we honour,
serve and love
Where we're thankful for guidance
Here we're taught to do our best
Here we work and play with zest
With our motto to guide us as we go
"Do ye even so.""
Kom Summerwood strewe na vore
Geesdriftig, gelukking en bly
Ons sal u naam altyd hou
Ons kan met trots op u leuse bou