The swan was chosen because it is significant for Western Australia and Balinese education. The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is an emblem for WA and is on the state flag. The white swan is a symbol for education in Bali and implies a freeing of children’s minds so they can “fly high” with the benefit of a strong education.
The black and white symbolises the balance between “light” and “dark” and calls on us to use our virtues to promote a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.
Friendliness and understanding of cultural differences will lead to unity.