WA Titrations Comp win

Three Year 12 students Tim Bodlovich, Matthew Colliss and Julian Granado won the WA title at the recent Australian National Titrations Competition at Murdoch University.

This annual competition involves a team of three students individually conducting acid-base chemistry titration exercises. Judging is based on the values that each student reports for the concentrations of the acid and base solutions. The three individual results are then compiled together to rank the position of each competing team.

The results will now be compiled nationally to see which team is the best in Australia.

Veritas Society continues legacy of giving

Everyone has their own reason, their own legacy and hope to contribute in some way to benefit the future generations that walk their old school halls.

Peter Hutchinson (’76), the inaugural member of Aquinas College’s newly-established Veritas Society, is continuing the highly valued philanthropy of generations of Old Boys and community members before him who have left gifts and bequests to the College, each contributing to an Aquinas College education in their own, significant way.

Mr Hutchinson and his wife Jeanine enjoyed a special morning tea at the College this term in recognition of his decision to include a bequest to Aquinas College in his Will, becoming the first official member of the Veritas Society.

Headmaster David McFadden thanked Mr Hutchinson for his generosity, saying his contribution would help to improve educational outcomes of many future Aquinians.

Mr Hutchinson was a boarder at the College from Year 8-12 and returned as a parent from 1999-2006. He spent several years as a volunteer Aquinas College Foundation Councillor and has been a strong supporter of Rowing at the College since his days as a student.

 “I am delighted to be the inaugural Veritas Society member. My hope is that others will eventually follow – it will be a slow process but, as the years pass, it will grow and grow,” he said.

The Veritas Society has been established to acknowledge and thank friends of the College who choose to leave a gift to Aquinas College in their Will. Members are invited to special events throughout the year and receive a Veritas Society Pin in recognition of their contribution to Aquinas.

For more information about leaving a gift to the College in your Will, please click here or contact Louise Symonds from the Foundation Office on (08) 9450 0799 or foundation@aquinas.wa.edu.au

A starry, starry night wants your business to shine!

Has your business booked a Sponsor’s Table for the City Toyota Starry, Starry Night Foundation Ball yet?

Tickets are selling fast, so hurry, don’t miss out!

A Sponsor’s Table of 10 is $5,000. In return, your business will receive a Tax Invoice/Receipt for the Sponsorship portion of $2,600 to claim as a cost at tax time. You will also receive:

  • Close proximity to the stage on the night
  • Logo acknowledgement in the audio-visual display throughout the event
  • Logo acknowledgement in the 2018 Foundation Ball Program
  • Logo acknowledgement on the Aquinas College Foundation Ball website page, with a link to your website
  • Logo acknowledgement in the FISH Magazine (circulation up to 8,000, four issues p.a.)

Your participation in the Starry, Starry Night Foundation Ball will help the College to achieve its objective – to provide greater access to an Aquinas College education through the Scholarship  Program –  whilst connecting you to a very large number of prospective new clients.

Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities. To book a table please follow this link or contact Louise Symonds in the Foundation Office on (08) 9450 0799 or foundation@aquinas.wa.edu.au


Louise Symonds
Executive Officer
Aquinas College Foundation

Feast of the Assumption celebrated

The Aquinas community gathered in the Br Paull Centre to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption this morning.

In her pilgrimage on earth Mary co-operated through her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity in the work of her Saviour.

She was faithful to God from the consent she gave at the Annunciation and was sustained without wavering beneath the cross. Taken to heaven, she exercises her maternal care for the brothers and sisters of her Son.

Mass was celebrated by Fr Rodrigo and prepared by Dr Andrew Kania. Singing was lead by Mr Chris McMillan and others members of the Music Department.

The Feast of the Assumption is considered the most important feast of the calendar and a Holy Day of Obligation.


Our Lady of Fatima Jubilee celebrations

Aquinas College took part in the Jubilee celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima this week, hosting one of the six Immaculate Heart of Mary statues blessed by Pope Francis last year during a special audience in Rome.

Students, staff and community members participated in Rosary and celebrated Mass in the Chapel of St Thomas Aquinas.

The six statues were sent to six continents to celebrate the anniversary.