THE JUNIOR SCHOOL

 

The four Hale Junior School Houses are named after Haleian Rhodes Scholars; Thomas Arthur Lewis (Taddy) Davy, Stanley Bruce (Bruce) Rosier, Alexander Phipps (Phipps) Turnbull and James Leonard Walker.

The symbols within the crests, moving clockwise, display in graphical form the main features of the lives of these four Haleian Rhodes Scholars.

The crests follow the ancient heraldic tradition of display on the battlefield, in churches and assembly halls, to signal to their adherents the presence and influence of the person or body represented.

Davy

DAVY

The four symbols in the Davy crest display, in graphical form, the story of ‘Taddy’ Davy’s outstanding life and career. Davy, while President of the High [Hale] School Old Boys’ Association in 1924, proposed that the name of the School should be changed to Hale. It was he who carried the proposition, even guiding it through parliament to fulfilment in 1929.

 

In sequence on the shield, from the top and then left and continuing clockwise:

  • Hale School, 1900-09
  • Oxford University, Exeter College; studied law from 1909 to 1912. Davy graduated Bachelor of Jurisprudence and was subsequently admitted to the English bar in 1913
  • The symbol of the Royal Field Artillery, in which Davy served in France and India during the Great War.
  • The third symbol shows that Davy returned to Western Australia after the war and practised as a barrister and solicitor in Perth.
  • The fourth symbol displays Davy’s career as a member of the Western Australian parliament from 1924 until 1933, during which time he was Attorney-General, Minister of Education and Deputy Premier of the State.

  Motto:  ‘Strength, Wisdom, Duty’

 

Rosier

ROSIER

The three symbols in the Rosier crest display, in graphical form, the story of Bishop Stanley [Bruce] Rosier’s life and career. In sequence on the shield, from the top and continuing clockwise:

  • Hale School, 1941-44
  • The crest of the University of Western Australia where he studied from 1945 to 1949, and from which he graduated Bachelor of Science.
  • Oxford University, Christchurch College, at which he studied from 1950 to 1953. Rosier graduated with a Master’s degree in theology
  • The symbol of a Bishop of the Anglican Church. Rosier was Bishop of Willochra, South Australia from 1970 until 1987]

Motto:  ‘Striving for Excellence’

 

Turnbull

TURNBULL

The symbols in the Turnbull crest display, in graphical form, the story of Phipps Turnbull’s life and career. In sequence on the shield, from the top and continuing clockwise:-

 

  • Hale School, 1898 – 1907. Turnbull was a boarder from Esperance
  • Oxford University - Merton College, 1907-1910. Turnbull graduated with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1st Class Honours)
  • Called to the English Bar, 1911
  • Barrister & Solicitor, Perth, 1912-14
  • 2nd Lieutenant, West Australian 10th Light Horse Regiment, 1914
  • Killed in Action at ‘The Nek’, 7th August, 1915. This was graphically shown in the finals scenes of Peter Weir’s film, ‘GALLIPOLI

Motto:  ‘Honour, courage, commitment’

 

Walker

WALKER

The symbols in the Walker crest display, in graphical form, the story of James Walker’s life and career. In sequence on the shield, from the top and continuing clockwise:

  • Hale School, 1899-1904
  • Oxford University, Trinity College, 1904-07. Walker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts – Jurisprudence
  • Solicitor-General and Senior Parliamentary Draftsman, W.A, 1934-46.
  • Puisne Judge, Supreme Court of W.A., 1946-55
  • President and Life Member of the Western Australian Lawn Tennis Association

Motto:  ‘Leaders Among Men'

 

 

Researched by Bill Edgar