Throughout the 1990's, Aquinas College continued to establish itself as a leading coeducational school on the Gold Coast. A gradual increase in the school
population brought with it higher academic and sporting standards, as
exemplified by the increasing numbers of students gaining tertiary places and
some outstanding individual and team performances in various sports, the most
notable of these being a record nine successive victories at the Broadwater
1998, Mr Terry Enright resigned as Principal, having overseen a productive
period of the college’s history. Sr Nancy Freddi, a Sister of Mercy from
Victoria who brought with her a wealth of educational and administrative
experience, replaced him in 1999.
day one, Sr Nancy sought to bring positive changes to the college and , having
overseen a review of the school and its practices, refurbished the
administration and staffroom areas, the Science laboratories, Middle School
area and, with the assistance of the P&F, resurfaced the undercover area.
changes have occurred also in the area of Vocational Education and Technology.
Aquinas students now have “multiple pathways” to employment through
school-based traineeships and the ability to complete many Nationally
Recognised Training courses while still at school. The students also have
to ‘state of the art’ technology: there are around three hundred fully
networked computers in the college, a number of wireless access points and
remote access to the server available from home.
College is now at the forefront of educational technology and opportunities
and, as the second fifty years unwinds, all members of the Aquinas community
can look forward to an exciting and fruitful future.