Aquinas Catholic College Menai

Internet and ICT Policy

Information technology policy

Definition: Information technology is the “processes, applications and equipment by which we access create, analyse, present and communicate information.” (Information Technology and the Learning Process” Gateway 1996)

Rationale: New and emerging technologies provide exciting opportunities to access the global community and its complex communications systems. Information Technology is an integral part of our society and culture and access to the information available relies upon students developing the necessary skills and understanding to become effective and discerning users.

Policy: Aquinas College is committed to empowering our students to create, shape, select and use Information Technology appropriately. Teaching and learning will include I.T. as an essential component of a learning culture that encourages students to become life long learners. Access to media rich rooms is provided by a booking system that will be updated as resources and levels of expertise expand. The justice issues that challenge our students, requiring them to make decisions about locating, analysing and synthesing the information obtained, will be examined within a framework of Catholic values.

Aquinas College has adopted an integrated model that supports the Purpose Statement of the K-10 Curriculum Framework (2002). Information Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning program within each KLA.

Program development and implementation in each KLA will include:

  • Teaching and learning strategies that develop an understanding of the skills linked to the Core Competencies (2002) and provide opportunities to reflect on IT issues.
  • Assessment and reporting strategies that measure student achievement of Core Competencies.
  • Analysis of School Certificate Computing Skills Test results to provide feedback for programming.

Resources and Support Support for teachers and classrooms will be provided through the College Technology plan. This plan addresses needs of teachers, classroom and College and will be collaboratively managed by the Principal, the Learning Technologies Coordinator and the Business Manager.


Internet use policy

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



Xt3 Lent Calendar 2018


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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