Every point will count in the competition between Aquinas College, Hale School and Scotch College as they compete for the Headmasters’ Cup during the 2019 sports season.

Wins achieved by all years from Year 7C teams to Senior 1st teams will have equal bearing on the results tally between the three schools and will determine the ultimate Headmasters’ Cup winning school.

Aquinas College Headmaster David McFadden said the original Headmasters’ Cup predated PSA school competitions and was competed for by CBC on the Terrace, Hale and Scotch

Mr McFadden and the headmasters of Scotch and Hale had agreed on a reformatted version of the competition to compete for the coveted cup once again in the 2019 season.

“The original Headmasters’ Cup eventually became the Challenge Cup, which is still competed for on Head of the River day. The new format of the Headmasters’ Cup will see each fixture between our three schools count toward the final tally – each and every student will be part of the cup competition,” Mr McFadden said.

He said coaches and sports staff were encouraging students to try their best, and be inspired by being part of a tradition which stemmed back to CBC on the Terrace.

“In our 125th anniversary year as a College, it is a fantastic initiative to develop good sportsmanship among our boys and strong school spirit,” he said.

The Headmasters’ Cup competition will be held during Term 1,2 and 3. Each time Aquinas College, Hale School and Scotch College have a fixture against one another in Term 1, and the first time they meet each other in winter, every result will be recorded with a win, loss or draw – each team level will have equal weighting in the final results.

The school which wins the direct head-to-head fixture will get two points toward its Headmasters’ Cup tally. Athletics, Swimming and Rowing will see the school with the highest overall standings among the three receive one point toward its Cup total score.

The Headmasters’ Cup winning school will be presented the trophy by the headmasters of the two other competing schools at the end of Term 3 after the PSA Athletics.

“This summer we have over 100 teams and crews competing during Friday and Saturday fixtures. In the Headmasters’ Cup competition each of these boys will play his part trying to gain points for the College, no matter his team or skill level,” Mr McFadden said.

This weekend’s Head of the River and PSA Sports fixture will see Aquinas compete for its first points against Scotch College in the Cup competition.

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 scroll through the stories at the bottom of our homepage and discover some remarkable stories of courage, determination, resilience and excellence across the College’s rich history.

Thank you to the many families who have generously agreed to support the Aquinas College Foundation Inc. Building Fund for 2017.  Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

With the end of the financial year just around the corner, however, we would like to remind families that it is not too late to donate to the Building Fund and receive a tax receipt for the 2017 Financial Year.

In recent years, contributions to the Building Fund have helped to shape the educational facilities your sons enjoy at Aquinas today, but it is essential that we continue to maintain and update our College resources to provide a lasting legacy for generations of Aquinas boys to come.

If you would like to contribute to the 2017 Building Fund Appeal before June 30th and gain a 2017 Tax Receipt, a $500 donation can be made most conveniently by visiting our Online Store.

Alternatively, you can make a contribution by contacting Mrs Berni Henri on 08 9450 0662 or debtors@aquinas.wa.edu.au or by completing and returning the Payment Form.

Kindly note that all contributions to the Building Fund are allowable tax deductions under the name of ‘Aquinas College Foundation Inc.’ ABN 93 078 219 075, with Tax Receipts provided.

With your support, we can continue to provide an education that enables our boys to take their place in the community as good men.

David McFadden

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.”



Aquinas College students commemorated Remembrance Day with a special service at the College on Friday.

Students took part in the service, marching, laying crosses and observing a minute’s silence for those who lost their lives in battle, those who have served their country and those who continue to serve today.