Friday, 21 March 2014

Let the Take Me see the Out

Take Me Out was a roaring success last night, all but one of our lucky guys got a date, and some have already been to Nando's!
Contestant Matt Danby and our very own Paddy McGuinness
This year we even had working videos, courtesy of the Aquinas Tech Team! We hope everyone had a great night, and thank you all for coming out and raising money for the India Project and this years Leavers Ball, we hope to see you again there!


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Aquinas Day is on it's way!

#AquinasDay is coming next Tuesday, and the timetable for the day has been completed.

We celebrate Aquinas Day around this time every year, on the 28th January, the traditional feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas was the patron saint of students, and this college's namesake.

On January 28th, we will be off timetable for periods 3-6, and there will be many activities on offer through the Main Street, including University Challenge, an open mic event, and THE BULL. The timetable for the day will be as follows:

Periods 1 and 2 will be as normal
At 10:50, Lower Sixth will go on break as usual, and Upper Sixth will go to form
At 11:15, Lower Sixth will go to form
At 11:30, there will be an Aquinas Day assembly in the Sports Hall by Duncan
At 12:00, Aquinas Day proper will begin, with activities and stalls all along the ground floor, and the Main Street will be renamed Market Street for the day
At 12:30, THE BULL is scheduled to arrive, and will be in the lecture theatre until 2:30
At 13:15, there will vbe a mass in the chapel
At 14:00, the final of University Challenge will be held in G4, everyone is welcome to come and watch
At 15:00, everyone will make their way back to tutor bases for a recap and review, and the winners of various competitions will be announced

YOU MUST THUMB INTO FORM AT 15:00 - if not, you will be marked as UA for the day

There will  be many activities going on throughout the day, and you will be given a timetable during the assembly outlining what's going on and when. These timetables have also been given to your form tutor to relay to you before Tuesday.

If you want to take part in University Challenge, get your team together and put your team name in at the ASC Point, if you just turn up on the day, you won't be allowed to participate.

Make sure to follow @AQStudents and use the hashtag #AquinasDay, as more details will be posted nearer the time.


Monday, 30 December 2013

RIP Adam Pickup 1996-2013

You will be sincerely missed by everyone at college, tonight we pray for you and our family that they may find peace. Tonight, Heaven has gained a new angel.

Adams friends have asked that we all wear Christmas jumpers on the first Monday back to celebrate his life, rather than the traditional mourning black. Having known Adam, I'm sure that he would rather have us smiling in his memory.