Category Archives: Awards

Aquinians’ service highlighted at Aus Day awards

Congratulations to three Aquinas College students recognised for their service to the community at this year’s City of South Perth Awards on Australia Day.

Timothy Andrews, Daniel Nazzari and Callum Milne were three of four nominees for the Junior Citizen of the Year Award.

The College is very proud of the time and effort these young men give to the service of others. They are excellent ambassadors for Aquinas College.

Congratulations 2018 Prefects

Congratulations to the Aquinas College Prefects of 2018 announced this week;

College Captain – Timothy Bodlovich
College Vice Captain – Timothy Andrews

Middle School – House Prefects
Bryan – Callum Milne
Edmund – Matthew Colliss
Glowrey – Jonathon van den Einden
Treacy – Nicholas Klvana-Hooper

Senior School – House Prefects
Chaney – Noah Humich and Lachlan McLean
Cullity – Christopher Kilroe and Samuel Hoskin
Durack – Sabian Peaker and Tom Loughnan
Prendiville – Lachlan Dodge and Thomas Dwyer

Boarding Prefects
Gibney – Mitchell Lord
Pinder Boor – Mitchell Russell
Nunan – Lachlan Thomas
Captain of Boarding – Regan Clarke

Academic – Daniel Nazzari
Advocacy – Charlie McCormack
Culture – Andre de Moeller-Samarin
Divinity – Benjamin Bianchini
Environment – James Lodge
Service – Lucas Brown
Sport – Nelson Aranda

Performing Arts win for Daniel

Year 5 Daniel Setiawan has won the Sisters of Mercy West Perth Award for Piano Solo/Duet Primary at the 2017 Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

Daniel played Nocturne in C – Sharp Minor by Fredric Chopin at the Shield Winners Concert at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday night before accepting his award.

He was one of many Aquinas students who participated in the Festival this year including 35 soloists, 22 ensembles and the College’s production cast.

Mr McFadden commissioned as Headmaster

Aquinas College officially commissioned its 15th Headmaster Mr David McFadden today.

EREA executive director Dr Wayne Tinsey welcomed Mr McFadden and his family back to the College, speaking of the great leadership skills and experience in boys’ education Mr McFadden brings to his new role;

“…We say welcome home to David since he is no stranger to us having taught at Aquinas for 13 years in various roles before leading the CBC Fremantle community for four years.”

“David is an internationally-acclaimed educator and leader. He is renowned as an educational innovator and an expert in Boys’ Education…we are so pleased that he has decided to dedicate the next phase of what has been and will continue to be an extraordinary career, to the leadership of this great College.”

Mr McFadden spoke of the honour he felt to be commissioned as the 15th Headmaster of the College, becoming part of the rich history of Aquinas.

He spoke to students about their learning journeys at the College, saying their time at Aquinas was just one part of their lifetime of learning and imploring them to tackle challenges along the way.

“…The greatest challenge at Aquinas will always be found in the journey within yourself that you must take with Christ to discover your God.  And at the end of your time here at the College you will leave us equipped to be of good influence, and to take on whatever challenges lie in store for you away from Mt Henry.”

“…If in your lives you have the determination to build strong relationships and to sustain them to serve others as well as lead them against injustice you will make a difference and make an impact upon the world…”

“…Boys my call upon you today is to do small things with great love, simple acts for moral purpose, don’t walk past an injustice, stand up for truth. Let go of the inner boy and become the man you know you should be, be the change you wish to see in the world. Hold close to you the College motto Veritas Vincit (Truth Conquers).”

“A willingness and ability to learn, to lead and to serve in Christ are what enables a life to be both well-lived and worthwhile.”

“Aquinas is just the start, a life of learning, leadership and service awaits you.”



Innovation Expo 2016

The inaugural Aquinas College Innovation Expo (formerly known as the Science Fair) was held recently, showcasing the talents and creative minds of the St Thomas Aquinas Program students.

Congratulations to the following award winners;

Scientific Enquiry 
1  Luke Herrmann  Year 8
2  Lucas Lee Year 8
3  Oliver Oaten Year 8

Reverse Engineering
1 Kynan Ganza Year 8
2  Dylan Himawan  Year 9
3 Rory Hackett Year 9

Environmental Innovation
1 Wil Hall Year 8
2 Samuel Lewis Year 7 / Aidan Wheller Year 8

1 Tristan Nel Year 7
2  Isaac Klomp  Year 7
3 Kynan Ganza Year 8

3D Printing Challenge
1 Naveen Nimalan Year 7

Aquinas Young Innovator of the Year
Winner – Luke Herrmann – Solar Pasteurization Year 8
Runner Up – Tristan Nel – Education Auslan Year 7
Third Place – Wil Hall – Cost V Nature’s Cure Year 8
Fourth Place – Kynan Ganza – Power Your Step Year 8

Novel and Creative
Saucy Syringe – Matthew Fry
The Missing Piece – Naveen Nimalan Year 7
These Socks Are Alarming – Marshal Destremau Year 7

Community Favourite
Matthew Fimmel – The Magnetic Pocket Phone Case Year 7