Long before ‘Just do it’
there was ‘Nil Sine Labore’.
Nothing without effort.
Words to live by. The ones you took with you.
The one lesson that stuck.
The words that ensured you’d never confuse
a wishbone with a backbone.
The ethos that meant when you took off the school tie just before Schoolies Week, it stayed off,
and you went your own way, on your own merit.
As time wings its flight, your light dark stripy school tie may be long gone
but Nil Sine Labore remains your covert tie to the school
the motto that ever rings clearer
albeit only visible to some.