Drawing from our rich Catholic story,we are an inclusive and welcoming community who ignite a love of learning, a sense of wonder and an openness to God,empowering us to be the difference in our world.
As a place of wonder and a desire for knowledge,Aquinas College strives to create a learning communitywho build a culture of excellence with joy and a love of life,while sustaining a deep sense of identity and a place of belonging.
Inspired by the Gospels, we accompany each other in dialogue on our shared journey,by honouring our own identity and that of others,and through accepting and celebrating the diversity of our College community.
FAITH'Faith is an intellectual act whose object is truth.'Saint Thomas Aquinas
COURAGE'Have Courage, the good seed will grow…'Blessed Edmund Rice
COMPASSION'Compassion should be our animating principle…'Venerable Catherine McAuley
BELONGING'I was a stranger and you welcomed me'Matthew 25:35
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the College was established, the Kombumerri people, of the Yugambeh nation. We walk together, as stewards of creation, in reconciliation and pay respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.
We build on those who have served before us in partnership with our community.We celebrate the richness of the Mercy Sisters and Christian Brothers whose spirit flows through our College.
We seek continued inspiration from our College patron, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and our House Patrons Venerable Catherine McAuley, Blessed Edmund Rice,Saint Oscar Romero, and Caroline Chisholm.
Pro DeoFor God
We live our Vision and Mission, through animating the rich Catholic story embodied in Our Motto.