A reminder that there will be no Tutor Group Mass at 10:15am in the College chapel tomorrow (Wednesday 6th March), as the Ash Wednesday Liturgy will take place at 2:15pm in the gym.
Aquinas College proudly announces another outstanding year of NCEA, University Entrance and Scholarship results. We congratulate our students on their wonderful achievements. Click HERE for a snapshot of 2018 student achievement which shows our commitment to students’ quality teaching and learning.
AQUINAS COLLEGE SECOND-HAND SCHOOL UNIFORM MARKET DAY Tuesday 15th January 2019, 10am-1pm in the Administration Block Foyer.
Second-Hand Uniform Shop – where you’re sure to find a Bargain!
The Second-Hand Uniform shop is a great service a group of parents provides for our community. There is a dedicated team running the shop which is open every Tuesday during term time from 1:00pm to 3.30pm.
As a special service, the second-hand uniform shop will be open during the Summer Break on Tuesday 15th January 2019, from 10am-1pm.
Want to purchase new uniform items?
NZ Uniforms is the only retail outlet available in Tauranga to purchase new Aquinas College uniform items. They are situated at 94 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga. http://aquinascollege.nzuniforms.com/catalog/uniform-1103911.htmx
Selling your old uniform?
Significant time is required to process uniform items for re-sale. If you wanted to provide uniform items for the Market Day, they were required to be at the school office by Wednesday 12th December. However, items are in demand throughout the year and can be handed into the office during office hours for processing . Items should be washed, ironed and without rips or stains. They should be accompanied by a completed form available online from http://3qei1h3uyzy6q3aq23v0elk1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Second-Hand-Uniform-Form.pdf. All items must be accompanied with one of these forms prior to handing in your uniform items for sale.
A reminder that the Year 7/8 students are able to wear their PE uniform at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer months.
If you have any queries, please contact Mary Walton by email on email@example.com
Aquinas College 2019 school terms and holidays
|Start date||End date||Holidays|
|Term 1 –
|Tuesday 29 January
Tuesday 29 Staff Only Day
Yr.7 & other new students, Student Exec, Yr.11 Peer Mentors.
NEW International Students Orientation Day
Thursday 31 Full School
Wednesday 6 Waitangi Day Public Holiday
|Friday 12 April
|Waitangi Day 6 February
Easter: Good Friday 19 April Easter Monday 22 April
|Term 2 –
|Monday 29 April||Friday 5 July
|Term 3 –
|Monday 22 July||Friday 27 September
|Term 4 –
|Monday 14 October||Thursday 13 December|
Aquinas College Sports and Cultural photos will be taken on Friday 27th of July, in the Action Centre. Please refer to the attached timetable and ensure that each student brings their correct sporting or cultural uniform.
Please note the following Youth Groups that operate within our local parishes:
St Mary’s Youth Group (Yr. 7 – 10)
The St. Mary’s Youth Group meets every Friday from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm at St Mary Immaculate Church, for fun, friendship, trips away & pizza! For more information contact Ruben on – 021 1418151 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tahu Youth Group (Yr. 7 to 9)
Tahu Youth Group runs fortnightly at St Thomas More Church on Friday nights from 6.30 to 8 pm. Come along for games, faith, food, and fun. For more information or to get notified of future dates please email email@example.com.
Lighthouse Youth Group (Yr. 10-13)
Lighthouse runs at St Thomas More every Sunday evening during term time after 5 pm mass (around 6 pm until 8.30 pm). This year’s theme is “Life in Christ”, an introduction to moral theology. Dinner provided (please let us know about special dietary requirements ahead of time). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0274748181 for more information.
2019 Enrolment Applications are open from Thursday 3rd May to Friday 6th July 2018.
There will be an Open Day on Wednesday 30th of May, with the option to visit the College from 10-11 am or 12:30-1:30 pm. This is an opportunity for your family to view the facilities, interact with students & staff, have any questions answered, take a guided tour and see a presentation from the Principal, Mr Matt Dalton. The College Prospectus will also be available for you to take home.
Any enquiries to Mrs Moira Ramsbottom, phone 543 9032 or email email@example.com.
2019 Enrolment Applications close on Friday 6th July 2018.
A reminder of the process for taking a child off the school grounds.
If a student is going to be away from school, or needs to leave the school grounds, a message can be left on the Absence Line 24 hours a day (07 543 2400 Extension 1). This is cleared each morning by the Attendance Officer. Please leave your child’s name, year level and a brief reason for the absence.
If your child is going to be away for 3 days or more please email or write to the Principal, Mr. Matt Dalton. This is a Ministry of Education requirement.
If a student is leaving the school during the day please provide a note which can be shown to the teacher and given to the office when the child signs out.
If the student is to leave with another parent please provide written or verbal consent.
Gateway is a structured, work-based learning programme that gives students a taste of ‘the real world’ of work. Gateway works with schools linking students, businesses, Industry Training Organisations and employers.
At Aquinas College 44 students have successfully completed the Gateway Programme this year. We are now accepting applications for students who want to join this programme in 2018. Students please see Mrs Consedine – firstname.lastname@example.org.
If accepted into the programme, students attend a two-day Health and Safety course where they gain 14 credits at Level 3. While students are not to be paid while on placement, there are many benefits of taking part including gaining insights into the industry, setting clear career goals and build contacts in target industries.
If you are in an industry that is able to help provide work experience opportunities for our students please contact either Wendy Consedine.