The Education Support Services works with students, parents and teachers to enable students who are supported through Government funding, or who are experiencing learning difficulties, to access the curriculum through parallel or support programs. Parents and teachers refer students to Education Support Services for educational assessment. Through discussion with teachers and parents, a decision is made as to the most successful mode of providing educational support for the referred students. To speak to the Educational Support Coordinator call the College office on 9259 3000.
The educational and cultural needs of indigenous students are met at Aquinas with the support of the Catholic Education Office Melbourne. Resources such as assistance with literacy and numeracy, career advice and participation in cultural activities are part of this support.
Aquinas College began its partnership with St Mary's College for Hearing Impaired Students in 1997. This Catholic Special School has its primary school base in Wantirna South and the other campuses are located at St John’s Regional College Dandenong, Marymede Catholic Secondary College, South Morang and Aquinas College, Ringwood.
The students from St Mary's wear the Aquinas College uniform and attend all of their classes at Aquinas. Students also work with specialist staff from St Mary’s skilled in working with hearing impaired students. The St Mary's community has been embraced at Aquinas College and it is a partnership that has richly assisted the life of the Aquinas community. Further information is available from the St Mary's Home Page. Enrolment enquiries for young people with a hearing impairment can be directed to St Mary's via the Principal on (03) 9800 2733.