Rarely has the need for resilience been more apparent than over the past two years. As the world changed, our students were called upon to demonstrate resilience and to persevere […]
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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’.
Our Spirit of Aquinas Program has been developed to ensure that our core values of Belonging, Stewardship, Perseverance, Justice, Compassion and Spirituality are embedded across our curriculum and co curricula programs, as well as forming an integral part of our pastoral program and commendation system. In conjunction with our core values, the Attributes of an Aquinas Student are a constant reminder of the goals we set as a community to ensure our students leave school as global citizens, aware of a world that extends beyond themselves and with skills enabling them to be positive and spirit filled contributors.
The College is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools and a major secondary campus of St Mary’s College for the Deaf.
We endeavour to be a dynamic and innovative learning community, striving to create an environment to meet the diverse needs of all students. Aquinas is a place in which hospitality is valued and a warm welcome awaits. As a Regional College of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, our founders had a vision of high quality, affordable, Catholic education for local people and we proudly boast strong inter-generational connection to many families residing in this region.
Our College motto – Illuminare et Ardere is interpreted by us to mean To Light Up and Be on Fire. In all that happens at Aquinas there is great enthusiasm and as a school based on the gospel values of Jesus Christ we make every endeavour to provide an enjoyable and challenging Catholic secondary education.
At Aquinas College we are committed to educating our students to take their place in a global environment and to view the world from multiple perspectives with an awareness of God in their lives guided by the virtues taught by our College Patron, St Thomas Aquinas, and 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 accredited with the highly regarded Council of International Schools which has over seven hundred members across the world. At the same time we are committed to every student experiencing success in their personal learning and life development. Our aim is to assist students to embrace and harness their unique gifts by providing a broad comprehensive curriculum in the Middle Years, with increasing opportunity to pursue specific areas of interest as students proceed to the Senior Years.
At Aquinas we want every student to find opportunities to embrace their spirit and “discover their place” in a welcoming and supportive community.
Mr Darren Atkinson
- Accredited member of CIS, among the top 20% of education facilities globally.
- A large campus set over 16 hectares.
- A Diverse and extensive curriculum and vocational pathways.
- Learning spaces designed to enhance visibility and collaboration.
- A dedicated, fully equipped Science precinct.
- Features multiple sporting fields and a fully equipped gymnasium.
- 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 our curriculum and co-curricular programs.
More from the school
2021 NAPLAN Results
This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au
2022 NAPLAN Results
This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au
University enrolled: 46%
TAFE/VET enrolled 27%