Aquinas Catholic College Menai

Image and Video Policy

Photos and video footage of students are used regularly by schools for a number of purposes and under current legislation this practice can continue.


a) Situations covered by the Standard Collection Notice. The Standard Collection Notice covers schools for the use of photo images in school or system-based publications. In the following cases the school is NOT required to collect any permission from students/families for the use of students images :

  • School newsletters
  • About Catholic Schools
  • School notice boards
  • Photos taken by an authorised member of the press e.g. when a local politician visits the school and brings a press photographer along.
  • Photo or video images taken by families at school functions.

These situations are generally for the purpose of praising or promoting the efforts of the student or the school, are not for the purpose of direct marketing and are a reasonably expected use of students images when enrolling at a school. However, any photos or video taken by families must be for personal use only and not posted in any public places outside of the school. 

  • Inform the school community of the impending use of photo or video via the newsletter
  • Afford families the right to inform the school of any issue that would negate the use of their child’s image in such a way.


b) Situations requiring specific permission. Any use of photos or video for the direct marketing of the school or system or for use in the public domain, require the school to obtain specific permission from families. Some examples include:

  • Paid advertisements in local newspapers
  • Any images that could be accessed via the world wide web.


These situations are, in most instances, for the purpose of directly marketing the school or for another purpose for which the school is required to obtain permission.

Parents/carers should notify the Principal immediately if any circumstance arises that would prevent the school from using their child’s photo or video images as outlined above.

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



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