Studying The Arts promotes teamwork, listening skills, personal discipline and commitment.
There are a variety of musical options at Aquinas College that aim to cater for individual differences of boys involved across different year levels. From ensembles and bands to the Middle School Choir, boys are offered the opportunity to learn musical theory and perform in a range of settings and competitions across the school year.
Middle School students can also develop their skills on stage in the annual Middle School Production. Students participate in auditions, rehearsals and performances as part of the annual musical production. They learn roles, lyrics and choreography as they prepare for performances to our community. The boys are encouraged to take part in the annual production to develop or broaden their skills, either as cast or crew members, and enjoy the experience of preparing and performing a real-life stage production.
Visual art is another aspect of the Aquinas College Middle School Arts program which develops boys’ creativity and design skills. Boys’ learn key aspects of a range of artistic styles and techniques across the Visual Arts curriculum. They also have the opportunity to showcase their work in the College’s annual Art Exhibition and enter other external art competitions throughout the year.
Aquinas has a proud sporting history. With access to vast playing fields, the river’s edge and modern facilities, students have the ability to experience a range of sporting options available at the College. In addition to Physical Education classes, boys have the opportunity to participate in sports including; Cricket, Volleyball, Swimming, Water Polo, Rowing, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics, AFL, Hockey, Soccer, Rugby, Cross Country and Badminton.
Aquinas is a member of the Public Schools Association of Western Australia and competes in summer and winter competitions against six other boys’ schools in Perth. It is expected all boys participate in the PSA sporting program from Year 4 through to Year 12.
Inter-House competitions within each school (Junior/Middle/Senior) take place throughout the year, including Athletics and Swimming Carnivals.
Regardless of a boy’s physical ability, we believe sport teaches important life skills such as leadership, teamwork, resilience and perseverance. We encourage our boys to live balanced lives, in which academic work and physical activity are embraced.