Roseway Waldorf Logo: Unpacking the Symbolism
In 2017, we welcomed the year with a beautifully crafted new logo representing the Roseway Waldorf school, and we’d love to share the thinking behind it with our parents – old and new.
We have chosen a turquoise as the base for our logo, and this is no accident. Turquoise colour comes from a rare and valuable gem that is hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. The colour is the first meeting of cyan and yellow in the journey to forming green – the wonderful middle colour within the rainbow spectrum. This represents beauty, serenity and wholeness. Waldorf teachers focus on who the children are and how this then translates into the work they do.
Our rose image forms a spiral.
The shape of a spiral has many symbolic meanings, but for us, it highlights the importance of finding light in the darkness, in the process of walking your own spiritual journey, and the stages of birth and growth. This labyrinth-like spiral denotes calm introspection, contemplation, and self-examination. In some traditions, the mandala (meaning circle, the best part, and completion) represents wholeness, perfection and unity.
The rose, too, enjoys many symbolic references. The rose in an ancient Christian symbol. It is the outstanding symbol of love, inclusion, order and universal understanding. A rose is also often seen as the archetypal dicotyledonous flower.
The Five Points
The number five is associated with the human being and represents our completeness as humans.
The Overall Design
The College of teachers at Roseway worked with a design originally chosen by Janine Hurner, our founder teacher, to create a logo that speaks of who we are and what we do.
We have worked hard to create a logo to represent our deeply held convictions about holistic teaching and growing children in the best possible way. We’re very pleased with the results, and we look forward to hearing what you think.