Aquinas College

Aquinas College

Salter Point WA, Perth, South Western Suburbs

A boy’s first experience with formal education is crucial; it can shape both how he views himself and his attitude to schooling. Our Early Years teaching philosophy is based on exploration and discovery in a supportive, enriching environment. The Early Years Learning Framework is embedded in all that we do.

Young boys need to be engaged — they love to construct, discover, experiment, manipulate and question. Colour, texture, sight and sound are all key elements that contribute to your son’s learning. And while it may appear to be fun and games, he will be developing vital skills like critical thinking, literacy, numeracy, respect and responsibility. Our Year 2 and 3 students also experience an introduction to music through our compulsory string instrument program included as part of their curriculum.

Our Junior School program for Year 4–6 provides an exciting boy-friendly experience. Our emphasis on literacy and numeracy ensures boys have a foundation for the challenging middle and senior school years ahead. To help your son discover his passions and talents, he will also receive specialist teaching in visual art, languages, music, STEM and physical education.

Boys thrive with structure and routine. We make sure boys know what is expected from them and we help them take responsibility for their own learning. In this way, they develop independence, initiative and self-confidence within a safe, secure environment.

We also recognise young boys have energy to burn; they need lots of room to move, play and explore. Our beautiful grounds and custom-built playgrounds give boys space and freedom to learn and grow in an open, unrestricted environment. From Kindergarten to Year 6, all boys are provided with specialist physical education lessons. Additionally, from Pre-Primary to Year 6, students can participate in house carnivals in athletics, cross country, swimming and triathlon. 
Throughout their time in Junior School, boys are taught a range of skills to learn how to lead and develop character. Focusing on moral development, civic obligation, manners, developing high expectations, gaining a greater understanding about health and nutrition, service learning and developing an optimistic and resilient approach to their daily lives. Preparing them for their journey through the college and life as global citizens.
At Aquinas, we recognise that the standard workday doesn’t match school hours and, with both parents often working, it can be difficult to either drop your son to school or pick him up. So instead of forcing parents to cater to our needs, our extended day means we can cater to parents needs. The college offers a variety of before and after-school clubs, providing a stimulating environment for the students once the formal school day is done. Our club offerings vary from term to term, but examples include cooking, dance, robotics, homework, rock band, Lego, STEM, Chinese and podcasting. Our extended day offers a complimentary addition to the boys rewarding time in Junior school.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Other Requirements


Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students
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School Details

Sector

Catholic

Level

Combined

Gender

Male

Religion

Catholic

Principal: Mr David McFadden

Addresses:

58 Mount Henry Rd Salter Point Western Australia 6152

Tel: (08) 9450 0600

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