Aquinas is a member of Edmund Rice Education Australia – the organisation responsible for all schools that have a Christian Brothers heritage.
Edmund Rice was a wealthy businessman from Waterford in Ireland, who abandoned his business at age 40 in order to dedicate himself to educating underprivileged Irish boys. At the turn of the 19th Century Ireland was under English rule and laws prohibited the education of Catholic Irish boys. Despite this, Edmund courageously established both ‘poor’ and ‘pay’ schools.
We are committed to fulfilling Blessed Edmund’s vision for boys by providing a Catholic education based on these core values and beliefs:
- Faith in action
- Justice with compassion
- Service with generosity
- Respect for all
- Excellence every day
Our goal is to inspire Aquinas boys to make a difference in the world.