Aquinas Catholic College Menai
Enlivened by the Spirit
Wholeness - Hope - Justice - Revelation

HSC Results for 2018

1st place in NSW for Community and Family Studies
Lauren Agostini
Kindergarten – Year 6 Holy Family Student
Year 7 – 12 Aquinas Catholic College Student


The English classroom at Aquinas College is one where students are encouraged to become confident and engaging communicators, critical and imaginative thinkers and active learners. Gone are the chalk and blackboards of an earlier era and in their place are the tools of the contemporary classroom; six computer areas, Smart Boards, film and video access, Clickview, MyInternet with individual access through Myclasses, webquests and live performances both at school and at outside venues.

At the College, we take a whole-school approach to reading by beginning each morning with ten minutes of silent reading in the pastoral class. Students are encouraged to bring a book from home or to use this time to read one of their English novels. English homework is given at the junior level for twenty minutes, three to four times per week.

  • During Years 7 and 8 students will study:
  • Fiction (at least two works)
  • Poetry (a wide range of types of poems)
  • Film / Video / DVD (at least two works)
  • Nonfiction (at least two works)
  • Drama (at least two works)

In each of Years 7 and 8 they will study examples of:

  • Spoken texts
  • Print texts
  • Visual texts
  • Media and multimedia

Gifted English students in Stage 4 are catered for within the Challenge Class and in conjunction with the Gifted and Talented Program that is conducted through the College Learning Centre. At the Stage 5 level, gifted students are invited to participate in a selective English class that provides a challenging environment to further develop their skill and knowledge. All English units of work are differentiated to cater to different learning styles and abilities.

Aquinas College students have a healthy sense of competition and this is encouraged through participation in debating and public speaking competitions as well as numerous external English competitions. Debating classes are held after school hours, during the debating season and public speakers have individual teachers as mentors. In short, there is always something happening!

In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass.
The Principal News



Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018

First Place in NSW

Lauren Agostini: Community and Family Studies


First Place in Systemic Sydney Catholic Schools (Archdiocese of Sydney) 

Lauren Agostini: Community and Family Studies

Ryan Mulligan: Studies of Religion I

Sarah Larkham: Music I

Aidan Puse: Music I


All Rounders

[Band 6s in 10 units studied]

Keira Dailly

Ryan Mulligan


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 91% of subjects above state average


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 100% of 2 unit subjects above state average


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 56% of subjects more than 5% above state average


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 97 Band 6s / E4s


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 281 Band 5s / E3s


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2018 … 378 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s




Aquinas Catholic College Menai is a co-educational, Years 7-12, Catholic High school, established in 1993. The present accommodation includes the Administration Building, College library, general classrooms and the full range of specialist rooms.



Aquinas Silver Jubilee Celebrated in 2017






College Dux Gia Di Pietro


HSC subjects above state average


Band 6's / E4's


Band 5's / E3's



Aquinas - Year 7 School Camping

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