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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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: tinyurl.com/SecondaryParentBrochure
For instructions on how to download the Compass School Manager App, open this document.
For instructions on how to record an approval for your childs absences & lateness this 4 minute film:
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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
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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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HSC subjects above state average
Band 6's / E4's
Band 5's / E3's
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