Aquinas College is a vibrant, close-knit community where students, teachers and parents share in the process of learning.
We strive to provide individualised learning for students with varying abilities. Our transition program into Year 7 and beyond ensures a successful pathway through the Junior School into the Senior School.
Our teachers understand the complexity of today’s learning environment and provide educational experiences that challenge and extend students to achieve their personal best. Every student has the opportunity to excel, through an exciting and progressive curriculum within a sound moral, ethical and supportive environment.
Our students are prepared for life after school with a strong focus on 21st Century skills including Creative Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Teamwork, Social Skills and ICT Skills.
At Aquinas College students are guided through their transition from adolescence to adulthood with a focus on being spiritual, resilient and courageous global citizens.
With more than half a century of experience in assisting parents and young people in their educational journey, our teaching staff draw on a rich tradition of pastoral care, behaviour support and wellbeing programs.
Aquinas College has built relationships with several external partners to provide students with well defined pathways to tertiary study or employment.
A student will usually spend their time at the College with the same Vertical Pastoral Care (VPC) teacher who assists and supports the social, emotional, physical and academic journey of each student in their Pastoral Care Group.
Aquinas College looks at the capacity to lead, engage and teach within a re-contextualised Catholic world view. Strategies we use to engage students include Improve classroom teaching of religion through effective teaching practice.
Aquinas College is a welcoming community enthused by the teachings of Jesus Christ where academic excellence is valued and students are nurtured and empowered to create a future of hope. In living our vision, we are inspired by:
• The academic excellence exemplified by Thomas Aquinas
• The mercy and justice witnessed by Catherine McAuley
• The faith and courage of Edmund Rice
• The proactive service embodied in the life of Caroline Chisholm
• The compassion of Oscar Romero
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