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Aquinas volunteers march with Red Cross

Despite still being on school holidays, six Aquinas students took time to walk in solidarity with the Australian Red Cross at the Anzac Day March in Perth.

It was the first time Aquinas has joined the march and it was a proud moment for the boys to not only take in the atmosphere of being in the parade, but to also meet so many of the older generation of Red Cross Volunteers and to hear their stories.

The parade will be an annual event for the College and we congratulate and thank the Red Cross for helping the most vulnerable people in our community during both war and peace time and for inviting us to join them for this very special occasion.

“It is such a great look when we have the students marching with Red Cross and I hope they enjoyed the experience.  Such fantastic supporters of our Soup Patrol and future leaders” WA Red Cross chairperson Di Buckles said.

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Gold Coast soccer tour

Aquinas Soccer players have had a great time testing their skills against strong Queensland opponents on their tour of the Gold Coast during the school holidays.

Aquinas Soccer tour players celebrated a win in their final game after losses in the first three games of the tour.

Students participated in coaching sessions, games and had time to do some sightseeing of the coast during the tour.

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Aquinas Volleyball players celebrate wins

Aquinas Volleyball players are celebrating a successful season winning the PSA Br Carrigg Shield and annual Rossmoyne/Aquinas clash.  

The College’s teams were undefeated across all year groups throughout the PSA season.

The annual Rossmoyne/Aquinas clash, now in its second year, saw Aquinas players compete against talented teams from Rossmoyne’s specialty Volleyball program last week.

Aquinas teams won every game – Year 8, 9, 10 and Open to clinch the title for this year.

Many Aquinas Volleyballers will be playing in the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships at Scarborough this week.

More than 50 per cent of the teams are made up of Aquinas students.

Three sets of brothers from the College are among the 15 Aquinas representatives competing in State teams.

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Old Aquinians awarded with uni honours

Congratulations to two recent Aquinas graduates who have been recognised for their achievements by the University of Notre Dame.

Nicholas Elphick (’16) has been awarded the Prendiville Scholarship – an annual scholarship acknowledging an outstanding Aquinas graduate.

Nicholas has represented WA and Australia in Water Polo and currently has a scholarship at the WA Institute of Sport (WAIS). He is hoping to represent Australia at the U20 World FINA Water Polo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, in August, with the ultimate goal of representing the nation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “I would like to thank the Prendiville family for providing this scholarship which will help me with my studies and in achieving my future goals,” Nicholas, a Bachelor of Physiotherapy student, said.

Ethan Williams (’15) received the School of Health Sciences Vice Chancellor’s Medal, which is awarded to an undergraduate student from each school with the highest average weighted percentage mark for eligible units in the previous academic year.

Ethan is studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, alongside a Pre-Medicine Certificate and hopes to study a Doctor of Medicine in the future.

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College info on new app

The Aquinas College Mobile App is now available via the Google Play and Apple App Store. Search for ‘Aquinas’ and click on the app with our logo.

This app allows parents, students and staff to have quick access to information such as the School Calendar, Sports fixtures and to be alerted to important notices. We encourage all parents to download the app and test it out.

One of the great features of the app is the ‘Subscriptions’ section where notifications can be streamlined. To access the subscriptions click on the cog in the top, right-hand corner of the app and then click ‘Subscriptions’.

When the app is downloaded it automatically subscribes to all of the groups at the school, users need to unsubscribe from the areas not related to their interest. To do this, click the category to unsubscribe from. If the category is white it has been unsubscribed to, if it is black the user is subscribed to it.

If you require any assistance, please email helpdesk@aquinas.wa.edu.au