Aquinas College is proud of its longstanding history providing residential services to the sons of families living in regional and remote locations.

Particularly, its achievements in supporting the holistic needs of boarding students as they pursue their secondary education goals, while adjusting to life away from home and family.

The Aquinas Connect Program is a transition support initiative which was piloted in 2015. The program offers new Year 7 and 8 boarding students sequential transition support during the six-month period prior to arriving at Aquinas College, as well as for the first six months post-transition to the College.

This strategy not only aims to promote academic readiness, it equally aims to reassure new Year 7 and 8 boarding students about the impending transition, building a sense of belonging and connectedness with their soon-to-be new learning environment.

To make the transition process easier, when Aquinas Connect students arrive on campus they receive additional support in the classroom setting as well as in the Year 7/8 Brothers House.

Assistance includes help with organisation, finding classrooms, study time, understanding school and boarding life.