Year Levels: Yrs 8-12
Mt Henry Road,
MANNING, WA, 6152
Principal: David McFadden
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Sean Henderson
Telephone: (08) 9450 0653
Number in School: 1330
Number of Boarders: 200
Year Levels in Boarding: Years 7 - 12
Aquinas has a long and outstanding tradition in residential care. The College has carried on the tradition from CBC Perth in providing a home environment for boarding students. From its foundations in Christian Brothers College Perth in 1894, Aquinas College continues to educate generations of young men within a Catholic framework, encouraging honesty, truth, integrity, justice and responsibility. Aquinas College continues its association with the Christian Brothers through Edmund Rice Education Australia.
Since 1938, Aquinas College has been sited on an elevated 62-hectare property, with over two kilometres of water frontage on the Canning River. Aquinas College is one of the most beautiful school environments in the world. Aquinas offers your son the opportunity for a sound academic education in a caring, and stimulating environment. Aquinas College accepts day students from Years 4 to 12 while boarding is available for students in Years 7 to 12. Aquinas College offers a holistic catholic education which provides quality boarding accommodation for country and international students.
Boarding at Aquinas College
Residential life for Aquinas boarders is caring, safe and comfortable. It is also vigorous and energetic - as you would expect with so many boys from vastly different backgrounds! Students from all over Western Australia, Australia and overseas come together during term time to create a truly vibrant community. The four boarding houses - Brothers, Gibney, Nunan, and Pinder Boor - give students the opportunity to develop a sense of identity and belonging, while still being a part of the broader school community. Brothers House is made up on Year 7 students, while each of the other three houses is made up of boys from Years 8 to 12.
Attending school as a boarder is, for many, their first experience of living away from home. Regardless, most students adapt very quickly and soon appreciate their new friendships. This rapid adaptation is facilitated through a strong sense of family and mutual support, fostered in every aspect of residential life. Boarding offers special opportunities for young men to learn the values of sharing and respect, to have the time to know and appreciate other people from different backgrounds, and to mature and develop close friendships with their peers. Lifelong friendships are developed by both boys and boarding families.