Named after the learned Doctor of the Church, Aquinas College, Menai was opened by Cardinal Edward Clancy in 1993. This was to be a secondary school for the rapidly growing residential area which had formerly belonged to the parish of Sutherland. It was only in 1986 that Holy Family Parish, Menai was established, with Fr Denis Foley as parish priest. Holy Family Catholic Primary School was also started in 1986 and within five years had 400 students.
These students would soon require secondary schooling, and so in 1990 the Sydney Archdiocesan catholic Schools Board recommended that a secondary school be established at Menai. The next two years were spent in planning. A five-stage building program was envisaged, with use of demountable classrooms during construction.
Aquinas College opened with 50 boys and girls in Year 7, seven teachers and two ancillary staff, all under the leadership of the founding principal, Mr Peter Turner. Stages Two and Three of the building program were blessed on November 1996 by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson. New facilities then included a library, science laboratories, some classrooms and a staff area, at a cost of $5.6 million, of which $4.5 million was contributed by the local community. The final stage of the building program, a multi purpose hall and a four classroom block, was completed in 2006.
The College has continued to grow with the first Year 12 class completing their HSC in 1998. In 2005 the College had 975 students and 88 staff.
Students and parents can connect with our school Learning Management System run by SEQTA Software. Students and Parents can use the links below to access the portal that is relevant to your needs. Students access SEQTA Learn and Parents/Carers access SEQTA Engage
Enrolments open 9th March 2017
Closing date for applications:
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 2015 … 298 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.
A new Administration Building is complete, and the students have moved into additional new classrooms and the outstanding MacKillop Common.
College Dux Jushua Swan
HSC Courses above state average
50 Band 6's / E4's
Band 5's / E3's
Ph: (02) 9543 0188 | Fax: (02) 9541 0398 | Anzac Rd, Menai NSW
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