Ardenne is founded on high ethical principles based on the moral teachings of Christianity. Its motto, ‘Deo Duce Quaere Optima’, translates ‘With God As Guide, Seek The Best.’ Ardenne High School is committed to providing quality education in a Christian environment and to inculcate the principles of Christian tolerance and self-discipline as the foundation for self worth. This is achieved by offering a wide variety of activities, which serves to prepare students to become responsible and contributing members of society.
Throughout the history of man, mottos have served as inspirations and have been instrumental in assisting us to achieve greatness. The founders of Ardenne, namely the Olsons, must have been moved by the power and relevance of the school’s motto created by Dr. E. M. Claire Gayle ‘Deo Duce Quaere Optima.’
The ‘Deo Duce’ at the beginning of the motto shows us clearly the importance of God in our pursuits of excellence, as he tempers our ambitions and instils humility in us. The motto therefore motivates us to strive for the highest possible standards, personally and collectively in accordance with God’s will.
The motto possesses a most important concept ‘The Best.’ This drives us towards the attainment and maintenance of excellence. It therefore motivates us to strive for the highest possible standards, personally and collectively, in accordance with God’s will.
Ardenne’s flag remains fluttering proud atop its high mast of significance amidst the winds of time until our mission on earth is accomplished. Until then -‘WITH GOD AS GUIDE, SEEK THE BEST