Aquinas Catholic College Menai


The Gifted Education Program at Aquinas Catholic College focuses on a student centred approach to education and learning. In Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 gifted students are identified through a variety of assessment tools and then invited to take up a position in our Challenge class.

All students have the opportunity to excel academically through the College’s differentiated curriculum and assessment program where students learn at their own pace. Extension English classes challenge students in Year 10 and many students participate in our Accelerated Mathematics Program.

 The following strategies are implemented to extend and challenge students:

  • Pre testing,
  • Compacting,
  • Tiered instruction,
  • Negotiated contracts,
  • Mentoring,
  • Independent studies / research projects,
  • Small group work,
  • Negotiated curriculum.


The Resource Centre also provides an environment where extension and enrichment programs can be studied.

Programs include:

  • Writing Workshops
  • Challenge Days
  • Night of the Notables
  • Independent Learning Projects
  • Online investigations such as Murder Under the Microscope, Futures Problem Solving
  • Competitions such as The Science IQ Quiz, Dorothea MacKellar Poetry Awards and Aurecon Bridge Building Challenge
  • Crystal Growing
  • The “90’s Club” – a new initiative for those senior students working towards an ATAR above 90


Other opportunities include:

 Southern Region Writing Workshops, Philosophy Cluster Days, Engineering Challenges, University of Wollongong Science Fair.

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

2018 New Student Information System - COMPASS

In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass.  It is a cloud-based program that will be implemented in all Sydney Catholic Schools, over the next 3 years.  At the beginning of this year we will be opening the Student and Parent Portals and you will have access to parts of Compass. Throughout 2018 you will be sent instructional guides and information about Compass via the College newsletter.  


The Compass Parent Portal is an integrated, online portal that allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child's progress. Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:

  • ​Monitor your child's attendance, and enter an explanation for absence or lateness

  • Communicate with your child's teachers

  • Update your family contact information

  • View your child's timetable and the school calendar

  • Monitor your child's homework and assessment tasks

  • Download and view your child's Semester Reports and Progress Reports

  • Book Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

For more information please read the brochure, "Welcome to Compass - a guide for Parents and Families" found here:

For instructions on how to download the Compass School Manager App, open this document.

Parent Instructions - Compass School Manager app

For instructions on how to record an approval for your childs absences & lateness this 4 minute film:

Approval for absences & lateness



Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017

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

Gia Di Pietro: Ancient History and Biology

Natasha Krois: Hospitality and PD/H/PE


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 87% of subjects above state average


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 61% of subjects more than 5% above state average


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 72 Band 6s / E4s


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 253 Band 5s / E3s


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017 … 325 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s

College Dux Gia Di Pietro

HSC Results  99.30



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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