The Aquinas College Board welcomes its new board chairman Old Aquinian Jonathan Murray (’90).

Jonathan has been a member of the College Board for a number of years and decided to take on the role of Board chair this year, replacing outgoing chairman Michael Hughes (’75).

As part of his new role, Jonathan also sits as a councillor on the Aquinas College Foundation Council.

Jonathan’s ties to Aquinas College started in 1986 when he began as a boarder at the College, graduating as a day student in 1990. He has since gained more than 20 years experience in corporate and commercial law and is currently a partner at Steinpreis Paganin – lawyers and consultants.

He is married with two daughters and one son, who is currently studying at the College.

Jonathan describes himself as “a quietly passionate Old Boy”, who remains committed to the Aquinas ethos and the ongoing promotion of the College’s curriculum in the community.

The first edition of the Aquinas College Learning Solutions for 2019 is now available.

Please click this link to access the document. This edition of Learning Solutions focuses on the importance of boys developing good reading habits, offering information from recent studies and tips on how to encourage boys to read regularly. It also explains the new reading programmes implemented in the Aquinas College Middle and Senior Schools.

Aquinas College will welcome students and staff back for the 2019 school year in coming weeks.

Some key dates for Term 1 include;

Mon 4th February            JS, Year 7, New Year 8 and Year 12 students commence
Tues 5th February           Continuing Year 8 and Year 9-11 commence
Fri 1st – Mon 4th March EXEAT Weekend
Fri 12th April                    Term 1 concludes

A Reminder of Uniform Changes – 2019

  • Senior Students (Year 10, 11 and 12): it will be compulsory to wear white academic shirts Monday to Friday.
  • All students: the 12-month changeover period will cease in Term 1 2019 and all boys will need to be wearing the correct House shirt for all PE periods. The red Aquinas polo is for PSA sport days.
  • All Middle and Senior students: will change from long to short grey academic socks.

Uniform Shop Open Days 2019
Fri 1st February 10am – 2pm
Sun 3rd February 3pm – 6pm
Mon 4th February 3pm – 6pm

Nicole Monzu has been appointed the new Head of Junior School at Aquinas College. Nicole was the Early Years Learning Coordinator and Kindergarten teacher at the College prior to taking on the role of head of school.

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.

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.