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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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: tinyurl.com/SecondaryParentBrochure

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

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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.

 

 

Aquinas Silver Jubilee Celebrated in 2017

 

 

 


 

99.3

College Dux Gia Di Pietro

87%

HSC subjects above state average

72

Band 6's / E4's

253

Band 5's / E3's

ASPIRE

ALL MEMBERS OF THE AQUINAS COMMUNITY ASPIRE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE ENLIVENED THROUGH THE AQUINAS WAYS

Aquinas - Year 7 School Camping

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