Aquinas College, Perth

Aquinas College, locally abbreviated as Aquinas, is an independent Roman Catholic single-sex primary and secondary day and boarding school for boys, located at Salter Point, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Aquinas opened in 1938 when boarders and day students from Christian Brothers College (CBC Perth) moved to the new campus at Salter Point. The history of Aquinas begins with CBC Perth which was founded in 1894 in the Perth central business district. Currently, Aquinas College accepts day students from Years 4 to 12 and boarding as well as day students from Years 7 to 12.

The college has been involved in allegations of child sexual abuse in regard to Brother Daniel Virgil McMahon. Christian Brother Daniel John Virgil McMahon committed numerous child-sex crimes while he was working in the Catholic Education system in Western Australia (from the 1960s to the 1980s). While various colleagues of his complained of his inappropriate behaviour to superiors at the school, nothing was done to halt or investigate it by the Christian Brother hierarchy.

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