Our Context and Purpose


Aquinas College is a Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. It acknowledges the significant contribution of the Christian Brothers to its rich tradition since 1894.

Aquinas College is a member school of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) and as such, the EREA Charter is a guiding document to the College’s purpose. The Charter identified four touchstones linked with the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and which underpin the ministry in Aquinas College.

These touchstones of offering 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 the traditional indigenous owners of the land on which is now the College campus.

Aquinas College Purpose

Aquinas College’s purpose, in partnership with parents, is to provide a Catholic education for  boys in the Edmund Rice tradition.

Aquinas College aims to educate boys to become the men the world needs.