Inclement Weather Information


As winter quickly approaches, parents are reminded to visit our website for important information and reminders regarding the Board’s Inclement Weather procedures:

Additional information and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones map is also available in the printed School Year Calendars that were distributed to parents in September.

Parents whose students ride the bus to school will also find helpful information in the Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) Fall-Winter Newsletter. Please note that HSTS provides online access to bus delays and cancellation information at:

St. Andrew’s Christmas House Tour

St. Andrew’s welcomes you to join in the St. Andrew’s Christmas House Tour. Guests are invited to visit nine unique Oakville homes beautifully decorated for the holiday season, either by candlelight on Friday evening or during the day on Saturday. The House Tour takes place December 4th and 5th.

Tickets go on sale November 2nd. Tickets are $75-$100 for the Friday night tour and, $40 for the Saturday tour. If you purchase your tickets by midnight on Friday, November 13th, you will be automatically entered into our Early Bird Draw, and will have the chance to win one of the following prizes:

1) $300 gift card from Flower Deco, Oakville;
2) $250 gift card from Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill;
3) Two tickets to Handel’s Messiah, by Masterworks of Oakville Chorus & Orchestra – November 20, 21 or 22, 2015 taking place at St. Andrew’s Church.

We are excited to share the holiday spirit with local charities Ian Anderson House, Kerr Street Mission, and the Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children. Proceeds will also benefit the St. Andrew’s Outreach Program- the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador.

For more details please visit our website at

School Cash Online


We are pleased to advise you that the Halton Catholic District School Board has completed the implementation of a new online payment initiative – School Cash Online.

School Cash Online provides parents with easy access and convenience at any time to make online payments for a variety of student activities, while maintaining an electronic receipt history for items purchased and providing greater flexibility and control on how payments are made to the school. This new online payment method will also help reduce the risk of theft and cash misplacement.

This new initiative was introduced throughout our Board in 3 phases, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School was part of the third phase of implementation which is now “Live”.

For more information including an FAQ, the benefits of this program, and how to register for School Cash Online, please visit:

To register, click here.

STEM Conference – Friday November 20


For all students who registered to attend the STEM conference next Friday (Nov. 20, 2015),  You must fill out a field trip permission form in order to attend the event.

If you haven’t done so already, please pick up a field trip permission form for the STEM conference in Workroom 3C and bring it back on Monday along with your bus fee.

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening


On Wednesday November 11, at 7PM, Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to learn more about the great opportunities St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School has to offer – from academics and trades to sports, music and art.

Our parent information night includes a special presentation about the high school, its programs and the registration process. Both parents and their children can also tour the school and ask the principal and teachers more about programs and other opportunities.

University Presentations

On Wednesday November 11, from 11AM to 1PM, a University of Calgary rep will be at STA to speak with any interested Grade 12 students. Look for The University of Calgary display table & rep in the STA atrium

On Friday November 13, from 12:30PM to 1:15PM, an OCAD University — formerly Ontario College of Art and Design rep will be at STA to speak with any interested Gr.12 students. Please sign up in Student Services.

Awards Ceremony


On Wednesday November 4 at 9AM, Academic and Special award recipients will be recognized at STA’s annual Awards Ceremony celebrating student achievements from the 2014-2015 school year. Students who are receiving awards or recognition have been notified. Parents are invited to attend this celebration.