The Ashlar - a unique RMS Tradition
The Ashlar is the silver badge that all RMS girls strive to achieve by the end of Year 11. The award of the Ashlar shows that a girl has been recognised for her contribution to School life, her sense of personal responsibility and her responsibility to others. RMS girls wear their Ashlar badge with great pride.
The School motto comes from Psalm 144, “That our daughters may be as the polished cornerstones of the Temple.” When a stone for the Temple was prepared by the builders, it was first chiselled into a rough cube, known as a rough Ashlar. It was then the task of the more skilled craftsmen to form it into a smooth Ashlar, fit to take its place in the walls of the Temple. It is with enormous pride that we assist the girls on their journey though the School, helping them to learn personal and academic skills until they move onto the next phase of their careers as charming, confident, thoughtful young women.