Named after: Bill Gates (1955 - )
One of the best known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. But as well as being one of the wealthiest people in the world he is also the second-most generous philanthropists in America, having given over $28 billion to charity, Bill along with his wife Melinda plan to eventually donate 95% of their wealth to charity.
Motto: Expediri Volare
Translation: Get Ready to Fly
Here in Gates College we see school as a great opportunity to learn, to aspire and also to inspire. We believe in working together, supporting each other and in this way we will all get to our common goal of success a lot easier!
Emblem: V-Formation of 5 Flying Geese
Sense of Community
By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
- Stand Together
When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot, two geese drop out of formation and follow it to help and protect it.
- Common Direction
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone.
Support & Encourage
The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position.
Anthem: Mr Blue Sky - E.L.O.
This upbeat song was selected to encourage pupils to be positive, enthusiastic and to always think of things you can do rather than can’t!