I.B. INFORMATION NIGHT

On Thursday October 19 2017 at 7:00 PM, parents and students currently in grade 8 are encouraged to join us to learn more about the I.B. programme at STA. An overview of the application process and the requirements of the programme will be detailed.

I.B. students will be available to discuss their experiences of teaching and learning in the I.B. programme.

School Climate Student Survey

In the fall of the 2017-2018 school year, all grade 4 to 12 students across the Halton Catholic District School Board will have an opportunity to participate in a school climate student survey.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and will allow students to share their thoughts about our school community. Students will be given time to complete the survey during the school day.

For more information, please visit the following page on the Board’s website: School Climate Surveys.

Monday, October 16, 2017 – PINK Day

Hey Raiders! On Monday, October 16, 2017, support the Lady Raiders by wearing pink! You can replace your regular uniform with PINK! Pink pants, pink shirt, etc…

If you choose not to wear pink, school uniform is required.

Proper footwear is required. Sandals and flip-flops are not acceptable. Clothing must also conform to the dress code as stated on the website and listed in each grades uniform and dress code page.

This is the start of our pink week! The girls field hockey are having their pink game at home on Monday at 3:30 PM and Friday will be the boys football game with the buyout at 12:20. Basketball and volleyball are also participating in pink!

Come and support our school community and show your Raider pride!

Parent Teacher Interview Night – Thursday October 12

This is a reminder of Parent Teacher Interview Night on Thursday October 12 from 6PM – 8:30PM. Please have your son or daughter speak to their Subject Teacher for an interview.

All students will be given an appointment booking slip. If Teachers do not have any appointments left, please contact the Subject Teacher directly, by calling the school at 905-842-9494.

Interviews will be conducted in the gymnasium for all teachers except the following:
Guidance Counsellors will be available in Student Services
CO-OP Teacher will be available in Library
Special Education will be available in the gymnasium

We look forward to meeting you.

University Day 2017

Attention Graduates. Representatives from many universities will be at STA on Thursday October 12. You must sign up in Guidance to attend one of these sessions. Please note the schedule below for locations of the presentations.

Please note – this is an updated schedule. Carefully note where the presentation is occurring and the time.

Click here for the schedule.

Progress Reports

Progress reports were distributed to students on Tuesday October 10. The Progress Report places a very strong emphasis on the development of student LEARNING SKILLS and WORK HABITS. Student achievement of six Learning Skills and Work Habits are shown on the front page of the Progress Report. These are:

(1) Responsibility
(2) Organization
(3) Independent Work
(4) Collaboration
(5) Initiative
(6) Self-Regulation

The development of these skills and habits will be reported as “excellent”, “good”, “satisfactory” or “needs improvement” and a space is provided for teacher comments about student progress or need for improvement.

Ministry of Education policy places an emphasis on teachers using the Progress Report as a stepping stone to conduct rich discussions and proactive interviews or conferences with parents and/or students at this time. This is an opportunity to help establish or further strengthen a positive tone for the remainder of the year.

Civvies Days and School Cash Online

Dear parents/guardians,

Our first Civvies Day is Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Participating in Civvies Days is optional, however, if not participating, full uniform is required.

After consultation with students, parents, school and board staff, St. Thomas Aquinas has modified its School Cash Online civvies procedures for the 2017/2018 school year.  There will now be one $10 dollar flat fee per semester. 

Monies collected from civvies days are used to support a variety of charities in our school and community as suggested by our student council.  Donations in the past have been made to United Way, Halton Food for Thought, Special Olympics and STA Cares (supporting families directly in our school community).

The preferred payment is via School Cash Online system found at the following link https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com/).  Online payment will remain open until WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th at 9 a.m.  School Cash Online is a service that allows parents to purchase items and pay for optional student activity fees  field trips, etc.), at their own convenience and now allows a credit card payment option.  The School Cash Online initiative saves time, reduces paper within our schools, and provides a secure payment option for parents.​​

We encourage all families to support our fundraising initiative and to utilize the School Cash Online service.

If there are any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you,

STA Administration

Transportation/Bussing Information

Student transportation eligibility information will be available by visiting Haltonbus.ca and click on ‘Am I Eligible for Transportation?’ to find out if your child will be eligible for transportation to their designated secondary school. Parents are reminded that they will need their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the secure parent portal.