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Mt Roskill Grammar school opened in 1953 and has grown from a starting roll of 363 to over 2200 students. As a multi-cultural, co-educational school with over 200 staff the School has changed in both what it offers and the surroundings in which students are taught. This section looks at our beginnings and at some of the developments which have taken place over the last 55 years.

School Crest and Motto

The Mount Roskill Grammar School crest features the Phoenix, a mythical arabian bird, said to have lived for 5 or 6 centuries. The Phoenix burnt itself on a funeral pyre and rose again from the ashes, fresh, beautiful and renewed for another long life. The motto is "SURSUM" which is a Latin word meaning "to the heights".

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