Aquinas College, Ringwood VIC







Established: 1961

Principal: Mr Darren Atkinson

Address: 46 Great Ryrie Street, Ringwood 3134


Key Information


156 Teaching

91 Non Teaching


$7,680 (Year 7)

$7,680 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



French & Chinese


VET Available

About our school

Inspired by Gospel values and mindful of our Catholic identity, our Vision is to ignite the fire of learning and shine as a beacon of excellence, hope and love in the world’. Our College motto ‘Illuminare et Ardere’ is interpreted by us to mean ‘To Light Up and Be on Fire’. At Aquinas College we are committed to educating our students to take their place in the global community and to view the world from multiple perspectives with an awareness of God in their lives guided by our College values – spirituality, belonging, perseverance, compassion, stewardship and justice. We closely connect pastoral care to learning as students who feel safe at school are inclined to learn more successfully and take greater advantage of school life and its many benefits. We are proud of our expert staff, committed to enhancing the learning experience, encouraging differentiation and promoting individual resourcefulness. Our aim is to assist students to embrace and harness their unique gifts by providing a rich, diverse and contemporary learning framework in the Middle Years. A comprehensive range of subject choices provide an opportunity to pursue specific areas of interest as students proceed to the Senior Years. Students seeking University entrance have access to a wide variety of subjects in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), whereas those interested in exploring vocational pathways have the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and a broad range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificates available. Students can select courses by interest and ability from Year 10 as well as accelerate in VCE subjects and are encouraged to develop as critical and independent thinkers. Aquinas has a comprehensive co-curriculum that encourages involvement, leadership, community spirit, physical engagement, artistic endeavour, teamwork and Social Justice. The College is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools and a major secondary campus for St Mary’s College the Deaf.

Quick Facts

  • Accredited member of CIS, among the top 20% of education facilities globally.
  • A large campus set over 16 hectares.
  • Diverse curriculum and vocational pathways.
  • Learning spaces designed to enhance visibility and collaboration.
  • A dedicated, fully equipped Science precinct.
  • Multiple sporting fields and a fully equipped.
  • 300 seat theatre and two smaller theatrettes.
  • An industry standard Hospitality Trade Training Centre and Cafe.
  • Experiential education program for Year 9 students.
  • Catholic Social Teachings embedded across curriculum and cocurricular programs.

More from the school

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 563 529 545 558 568
Year 9 594 569 586 583 597

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 46%
TAFE/VET enrolled 27%
Employment 10%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

46 Great Ryrie Street, Ringwood, 3134

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