Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School
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|Closed||July - August|
|Principal||Mr Barry Kelly|
|Chaplin||Father Colin Grant|
|Vice Principals||Dr. Marie Dowling, Mr Paul Evans|
|Location||518 Ravenhill Road
|Local authority||Belfast Education and Library Board|
|School Years||Year 8 - Year 14|
|Chairman||The Most Rev Donal McKeown|
|Website||Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School|
Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School (Irish: Scoil Ghramadaí Aquinas) is a co-educational Catholic grammar school situated on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It teaches a range of subjects. Its main education board of choice is CCEA, but the school also uses AQA and Edexcel for certain subjects.
Aquinas was established by the Diocese of Down and Connor as a co-educational voluntary Grammar School. It admitted the first 110 pupils in September 1993.
Motto and crest
The school's motto is Veritas Liberabit which is Latin for "The truth will set you free". The school crest is a circle half-surrounded by a 'mane' (representing the Evangelist Mark), and inside the circle in one half there is half of an ox (symbolising St Thomas Aquinas) and the symbol of the lamb and the keys.
The school offers a range of subjects including; Art & Design, Home Economics, English, Drama, Spanish, French, Irish, Geography, History, Mathematics, Science, Technology & Design, Music,Religion, Careers, ICT, Moving Image Arts and P.E. At AS-A2 level, students can also choose to take Sociology, Psychology (AS only) and Government & Politics.
Facilities include three computer suites, spinning bikes, two 3G pitches, outdoor gym and basketball courts, an assembly hall and a sports hall, as well as a chaplaincy.