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 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



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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