Vision and Mission

​In 2023, Aquinas College promulgated its reimagined Vision and Mission, reflecting our continued connection with the Catholic Church and our Indigenous heritage, while championing the values espoused in the Gospel and lived by our Patrons. Aquinas College's Vision and Mission reflects our dual charism, acknowledging the Christian Brothers and the Mercy Sisters. ​

​​​​Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

As a place of wonder and a desire for knowledge,
Aquinas College strives to create a learning community
who 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.

 Our Values​

'Faith is an intellectual act whose object is truth.'
Saint Thomas Aquinas

'Have Courage, the good seed will grow…'
Blessed Edmund Rice

'Compassion should be our animating principle…'
Venerable Catherine McAuley

'I was a stranger and you welcomed me'​
Matthew 25:35

​Our Story

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.

Our Motto

Pro Deo
For God

We live our Vision and Mission, through animating the rich Catholic story embodied in Our Motto.