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Celebrating our legacy – 125 Old Aquinian stories

Stories of 125 alumni are being retold as part of Aquinas College’s 125th anniversary celebrations in 2019.

Stories of boys who have graduated CBC Perth/Aquinas College and have chosen a path reflective of the values of an Edmund Rice education.

Our project “Legacy – the best you can be… for others” reflects the stories of men across the generations. Please click here to begin reading their stories.

2018 Foundation Ball Sets New Record

The Aquinas College Foundation is proud to announce that the 2018 City Toyota Starry, Starry Night Foundation Ball outstripped all expectations – and past Foundation Balls – netting an incredible $106,539 for the College Scholarships and Bursaries Program.

Thank you again to everyone who contributed in some way to this outstanding result: our generous sponsors, our hardworking Ball Committee, our Grounds staff, our amazing volunteers and our fantastic community of parents.

Aquinas appoints new Head of Junior School

Nicole Monzu has been appointed the new Head of Junior School at Aquinas College, as of January 2019. Nicole is the current Early Years Learning Coordinator and Kindergarten teacher at the College.

She was instrumental in establishing the Kindergarten to Year 3 programme at Aquinas College, viewing it as one of the most significant highlights of her 11-year career at the College so far.

“The introduction of the first all-boys Kindergarten in Western Australia and the implementation of the Early Years that followed has been a highlight,” Nicole said.

“It was a major change in the look and feel of Aquinas College and to have seen that through to its completion this year was an achievement and something that I will hold onto as a highlight in my career,” she said.

Nicole said she felt privileged to be given the opportunity to take on the role of Head of Junior School.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity that has been offered to me. I am honoured to be given the keys to another new chapter in the Junior School and I am very proud to represent the staff, parents and mostly the boys who will always be at the forefront of all decisions that I make.”

“I am looking forward to helping to shape and guide a community who uphold a set of agreed and shared values, building relationships with families and young boys across the whole of the Junior School and being an integral part of a boy’s learning journey from K-6.”

Nicole will replace outgoing Head of Junior School Steven Males, who has been appointed Head of Junior School at Christ Church Grammar School.

Remembrance Day – commemorating our Old Boys

Aquinas College commemorated 100 years since Armistice was declared at a special Remembrance Day ceremony at the College last week.

Students from across the College gathered in the Br Paull Centre to pay their respects to and remember all those who have served their country in armed conflicts across the generations,and the centenary of the declaration of Armistice to end WWI.

Many Old Boys of CBC Perth enlisted in WWI, with many never returning to Australian soil. Students are sharing some of the stories of Old Boys who served in WWI this week as part of College commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice.

This picture includes four CBC students Albert J De Baun, Jack J Savage, HJ Appel and Alaric Pinder Boor (1910 College Annual) who were alike in many ways, they became College prefects, excelled in sports and academia, and all enlisted to serve their country in WWI.

De Baun and Savage managed to survive the treachery of the war and return home to family and friends. Sadly, Boor and Appel were killed in action. Lest we Forget.


Farewell to Year 12 Mums

Aquinas College hosted its annual Year 12 Mothers’ Farewell morning tea last week.

With Graduation celebrations complete and exams underway, the annual event is an opportunity for Year 12 mums to reflect on and celebrate their sons’ journeys through Aquinas College.

Year 12 mothers celebrated mass before enjoying a delicious morning tea in the Churack Pavilion.