The heart of Aquinas College’s mission is to form leaders for tomorrow, through a life of service based on Christ in the Gospel, within a learning community of justice, advocacy and service. Our five values of Faith, Justice, Service, Respect and Excellence underpin daily life at the College.
Aquinas College is a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. It is a member of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) which encompasses all schools with Christian Brothers’ heritage. The College acknowledges the significant contribution Christian Brothers have made to Aquinas’ traditions since 1894.
In the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice, Aquinas College is committed to fulfilling his vision providing a Catholic education based on four tenets of;
- Scholarly attainment
- Spiritual awareness
- Character formation
- Solidarity with others
Aquinas College aims to educate boys to be the best they can be… for others.
As a member of the EREA, Aquinas College is guided by its charter which identifies four touchstones linked with the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and which underpin the ministry of the College.
Touchstones which offer a Liberating Education based on a Gospel Spirituality, within an Inclusive Community committed to Justice and Solidarity, guide College direction and define goals, following Blessed Edmund’s example.
The Aquinas College motto – ‘Veritas Vincit’ (Truth Conquers) – is at the heart of the College.
Respect is given to traditional indigenous owners of the land which is now the College campus.