Aquinas Catholic College Menai

Sport policy

Sport is encouraged by parents and educators in the belief it assists a balance between the purely academic development and the recreational activities in a child’s life. Sport develops skills not obtainable through other experiences.

Sport, within the school, can be seen as contributing to the acquisition of such important outcomes, as leadership, initiative, co-operation, social competence, pride in achievement, group unity, group loyalty and good sportsmanship. Surely it aids guidance and personality development. Sport may achieve this through such things as training (co-operation, initiative, group unity; identifies with the school), personal demands (generosity, loyalty to the student’s school), sportsmanship (accepting results, pride in achievement, self-conduct and self-confidence), aroused enthusiasm (ideas and attitudes can grow out of the observed qualities of their peers and coaches), improved performance (aids mental alertness and co-ordination of mind and body which are so essential to development).

Sport now enjoys its position in the overall educational pattern because of its contribution to the general concept of education for complete living. In its place, sport is valuable and necessary.

Sport takes place every Friday afternoon from 12.30 p.m. till 2.45 p.m. Sport is organised for all the junior school by the Sports Co-ordinator. Senior classes are organised into a pastoral program that may involve some sporting activities. These activities are supervised by the senior pastoral teams. The expectation is that all teachers will have sport as part of their weekly teaching load.

 Internal School Sports

The internal sports program is designed to provide regular opportunities for the students to engage in both indoor and outdoor games which involve bodily exercise. Students who are not representing the College in sporting teams will be able to select a sport of their choice each term from a list which is interesting and appropriate for their age and development.




The following ought to be integral to our internal school sports program:

  1. To promote physical fitness in our students.
  2. To equip them with the means of using some of their leisure time in recreational physical activities.
  3. To expose each one of them to the physical, emotional and social benefits which can come from the playing of games and from participation in sporting activities.
  4. That they be able to participate confidently in sports of their limited choice.
  5. To make adequate provision for the non-academic aspects of their schooling and ensure a balance between the purely academic development and recreational activities in one’s life.
  6. To give each one the opportunity of learning the simple fundamentals of athletics, swimming and a variety of major games.
  7. To assist each one to develop interest in a least one sport which can be carried on to adult life.
  8.  To provide an informal situation where we are better able to get to know the students in our care.


Representative Sporting Teams 

Aquinas helped instigate the Sutherland Shire Independent Sporting Association (SSISA) and has taken part in the activities of the Association since those times with a great amount of success. We do so in the belief that sports, properly controlled, are a valuable factor in education. The sporting skills acquired are a benefit in themselves; proper participation also encourages school spirit and other desirable qualities. 

The school has a large financial commitment to sport. Coaches invest a tremendous amount of time and effort in its organisation. It is the school’s policy that students who excel at certain sports represent the school in that sport, if they are chosen to do so. This policy should not be applied in a heavy-handed way, because too much stress on this aspect could have a contrary effect. Rather we want to encourage the idea of dedication and generosity, and of the contribution students can make to the school through the gift of their talents. Suitable awards should be made for participants and suitable recognition given them. Students have the opportunity to represent Southern Sydney, NSWCCC and all schools in a variety of sports. Good conduct should be expected of students when travelling and when representing the College at sport. There should be proper supervision by coaches on buses, etc. and consequently to raucous unseemly behaviour by any of the students either on or off the field.

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

Early in Term 1 2018 every family will receive a unique printed Compass login letter, you will be sent an email notification alerting you to the arrival of the letter. Please ensure the letter is only opened by a parent and that the details are kept private. The letter will also provide you with the direct link to the Aquinas Compass Parent Portal and instruction for downloading the Compass App.

For more information please read the brochure, "Welcome to Compass - a guide for Parents and Families" found here:





Xt3 Advent Calendar 2017


Congratulations to the HSC Class of 2017


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.



Celebrating 25 Years of being ‘Enlivened by the  Spirit’






College Dux Gia Di Pietro


HSC subjects above state average


Band 6's / E4's


Band 5's / E3's

School New Bell Time 2018

2018 bell times will be as follows

Welcome Year 7

First Day at Aquinas

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