About Our Logo
The logo and its meaning
The founders of Avondale College of Higher Education were a group of educational reformers who passionately believed excellence in learning was incomplete unless integrated with issues of faith and the spiritual life. However, they also believed education needed to be practical and effectively equip graduates with skills for the world of work. This logo is a simple yet modern symbol of this philosophy.
Four lines form the shape of a flame, which symbolises the Holy Spirit. Sent by God the Father and God the Son, the spirit extends spiritual gifts to us, empowers us to share our faith, and leads us to seek truth through Scripture. The flame represents the value of spiritual development. Two lines form the bottom and the top of the flame. This equal divide represents the values of life balance and of integrity. The two lines leading to the top of the flame taper near the tip, implying a continued upward momentum and representing the value of intellectual endeavour. The inspiration for the flame comes from the logo of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Avondale is an entity of the church.
The flame encircles an implied globe, on which we can depict a map of the earth. Our commission as Christians is to take the good news of salvation through Christ to all peoples of the earth. The image of forming a circle is also one of care and concern, representing the values of maintaining a supportive ethos and of collegiality. We extend this care and conern more broadly to our social and ecological relationships. In this context, the globe represents the value of social and environmental responsibility.
The logo as a whole represents the value of aesthetic appreciation.
This logo is a symbol of the Christian faith that inspires us to embrace life through learning. It represents foundational beliefs of the Adventist Church and the core values to which Avondale commits.