Aquinas Catholic College Menai

2017 College News / Events

The Principal News 

 

Last week I had some technology issues and could not include text to go with the fantastic picture that was taken on Aquinas Day which was a fabulous community day we held in Week 7.  I would like to acknowledge all the hard work of the students who ran stalls and activities that raised monies to go towards our Timor L’Este immersion program and for the young people of the town of Maliana.  Thanks also to Fr Mani & John [our Holy Family seminarian] Mr O’Connor [REC] and Mrs Pelham [Assistant REC] for organising such a beautiful liturgy.  Appreciations also to Mrs Bosi, Mr Smith, Mr Broady & Mr Ortiz who arranged, played and led the musical component of our mass.  At the conclusion of mass, we were able to view a video that highlighted a 25-year reflection on the students, staff and buildings of our school as it grew into the College it is today.  Especial thanks to Mr Connor & Mrs Fensom who went to so much trouble to put the images together.  Following the stalls and activities we were treated to seven amazing acts in the annual Aquinas Day Talent Quest.  Congratulations to the following acts who finished in the official places following some very difficult judging discernment;

 

1st Theoni Marks [Year 9]

2nd Tara Gourlay [Year 12]

3rd Sarah Larkham and Sabrina Mac [Year 11]

 

The Year 12 Students with their Planet Aquinas video and well-rehearsed dance ensemble again defeated the staff despite their valiant dance off techniques, haka and 90s costumes.  Thank you to all the students for their involvement and / or good natured support and the staff that put it all together; Mrs Bosi, Mr Smith, Ms Cooper, Mrs McNamara, Mrs Baird, Mr Ortiz, Mr Broady and Ms Small.  Finally, the entire day ran smoothly due to the great preparation and organisation that Mrs Martin, our Social Justice Coordinator, was able to bring to the day, thank you so much!

 

Aquinas students continue to make their mark in manner of activities and congratulations to the last group of students who have gained significant accolades in their latest endeavours;

 

 Isabella Crelley [Year 10] who has been selected in the Australian Women’s Baseball Team playing in the US in early July

 Stefan Arndt [Year 10] who has been selected in the NSWCCC Under 16's Football/Soccer team for the upcoming All Schools Championships

 The Aquinas College Junior Boys Football side who defeated Freeman Catholic College @ Kareela in the 3rd Round of the NSWCCC Cup 

Mackenzie Selmon [Year 10] and Sophie Callaghan [Year 11] represented Southern Sydney CCC, in the recent

state football trials

 Jack Harris [Year ] has been successfully cast for the 2017 CaSPA VoiceWorks ensemble and will commence evening rehearsals at Southern Cross College Vocational College Burwood, and 

 Hailey Cooper, Paris Katrivesis, Rachael Kerr, Jemma Dutton, Lauren Ward, Elisabeth Krstanovski , Steven Skarentzos, Sarah-Lisa Bouchaaya and Matthew Ross who all visited the Newtown Asylum Seekers Centre last week to feed, converse and show their support for those on the margins of our society.

 

Last Monday week the College hosted a Parent Forum in the MacKillop Learning Common, for all the Catholic Schools in the Hughes electorate aiming to inform parents on how our system of Catholic Schools, that offers families a low fee paying educational option, operates and in essence provides the community savings as new schools are developed.  Case in point is that Aquinas was founded 25 years ago as part of the benefit of operating in a system of schools and our latest major capital works project was in a significant part made possible from the system of schools and would not have been possible if we had to rely on sole generated income. Hospitality, provided by our students, was fantastic; and would like to acknowledge the great work of our Hospitality staff, Ms Scarpignato, Mrs Halliday, Mrs Martin and Ms Tyrrell who put in significant amounts of their personal time to help our students provide a hospitable and tasty welcome to our visitors.

 

If you were unable to attend the forum could you please take the time to complete the petition, it takes less than 5 minutes.  Please also feel free to share the link with family and friends.  The link is:

 

https://docs.google.com/a/syd.catholic.edu.au/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhBdF8xJXxN1zofHoKzXYEiK1L-n8xe1KLhoOWDHSBRDsaA/viewform

 

Additionally, I have received a request via Father Mani for parishioners and or parents to complete another brief survey to add their support for a review of the legislation that is currently before the Senate.  The survey closes tomorrow as the Senate will shortly vote on the Bill.  This survey has the support of the Archdiocese of Sydney, the link is   https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/fairgo4allkids-don-t-shut-local-catholic-schools  

To: Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Hon Bill Shorten MP, Hon Simon Birmingham MP, Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, & all MPs & Senators

FairGo4AllKids - Save Our Schools

 

                                                                                  

James Corcoran

Principal

 

 

Week 9- Week 10 Events

Damien Kerr 

Assistant Principal

 

 

2017 College Enrolment Information 

 

Open Night Wednesday 8th March 2017 6.30pm 

Enrolments open 9th March 2017

Closing date for applications:

Year 7, 2018 Friday 28th April 2017

Year 7, 2019 Friday 21st July 2017

 

Due to a change in Sydney Catholic Schools Enrolment procedures from now on students must apply in Year 5 for enrolment into Aquinas Catholic College Year 7.

 

 

2017 Student Leaders 

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The Principal News
Week 9-10 Events
2017 College Enrolment Information

Student Enrolments

Closing date for applications: 

  • Year 7, 2018 Friday 28th April 2017
  • Year 7, 2019 Friday 21st July 2017

Due to a change in Sydney Catholic Schools Enrolment procedures from now on students must apply in Year 5 for enrolment into Aquinas Catholic College Year 7. 

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 76% of subjects above state average

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 50 Band 6s / E4s

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2016 … 248 Band 5s / E3s

 

Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2015298 Band 5s / 6s or E3s / E4s

 

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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.

 

 

Celebrating 25 Years of being ‘Enlivened by the  Spirit’

 

 

 


 

97.95

College Dux Jushua Swan

76%

HSC Courses above state average

50

50 Band 6's / E4's

248

Band 5's / E3's

Aquinas community held their annual Aquinas Day

Gifted Challenge Day at Aquinas

Gifted Challenge Day at Aquinas

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