Aquinas Catholic College Menai

The house system

The College is committed to ensuring that learning goes beyond the classroom and we strive to develop the physical, mental, spiritual and artistic talents of our students. It is expected that teachers commit themselves to the full life of the College and offer their talents for the betterment of students.


The Four Houses


The Houses are led by Senior students elected as House Captains and assisted by a nominated House Co-ordinator. House activities are designed to add some fun to the experience of school and they create a positive climate of competition and rivalry between the four groups. Another objective of the House System is to develop opportunities for students of different ages to mix and work together with older students assisting younger students in some projects. These House connections have particular significance in the organisation and celebration of Aquinas Day. They also form the basis for the organisation of sporting carnivals.


The system of vertical houses is designed to enrich the co-curricula life of the College. Each House has approximately 220 students from all year groups.


House Patrons and Connections


Mary Mackillop - Blue


Blessed Mary MacKillop born in Australia in 1842 was the founder of the Sisters of St Joseph. She helped pioneer the education of children in Australia. Her work is continued today by her sisters who work in places such as Gethsemane House in the city caring for the homeless.


LaSalle - Green


St John Baptist De La Salle is the Patron Saint of Educators and the founder of the La Salle order. De La Salle brothers continue to work in schools and organisations such as San Miguel which provides accommodation for homeless families.


Nagle - Gold


Nano Nagle was the founder of the Presentation Sisters. While still working in some schools the Presentation order also assist the homeless through organisations such as the Cana community located in the city.


Rice - Red


Edmund Rice was the founder of the Christian Brothers. The Christian Brothers still have a strong presence in schools but also cater for youth in need of direction such as the care provided through Bidwell drop-in centre in the west of Sydney.

In 2018 Aquinas Catholic College is undertaking a new student information system called Compass.
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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.







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