Keeping Christ in Christmas – Vote Now!

The submission period is now closed, and we are excited to announce that a judging panel narrowed down the entries. Elementary and secondary finalist entries are now available online for viewing, as part of the voting process. Voting will take place until Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  You Be the Judge! For more information, and to vote for your favourite entries, please visit our website. Thank you for your continued support and participation in the contest! … Continue reading

Vaping at School – Education.  Warning. Ticket.

In the next few weeks, a Public Health Inspector will be coming out to do surveillance for tobacco and e-cigarettes and will educate any students who are or have been associated with vaping on school premises.  This will be the first step in their progressive enforcement for tobacco and electronic cigarettes. St. Thomas Aquinas staff have been diligent in educating all students and families on the vaping.  Synermail, announcements, washrooms sweeps, phone calls to parents and suspensions happen regularly at the school. Please be advised that Public Health inspectors have been authorized to carry out ticketing in the new year … Continue reading

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Here!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, November 5, 2018, our school has moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger®  web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line Learn more about how to report your child’s absence. Click on the FAQ for more information about how to use the new SafeArrival student attendance management … Continue reading

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 9 through December 2, 2018. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. Students may submit entries in the following four (4) categories: Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.) Original song Short video (no longer than 3 minutes) NEW THIS YEAR! ~ … Continue reading

Grade 9 Take our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day is taking place on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. This an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world Students must return the permission form to their period 1 teacher by Monday Nov 5th 2018. For extra permission forms please visit https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/TLP/media/Documents/TOKW/TOKW-Family-Guide_WEB.pdf or come into STA’s guidance office. … Continue reading

Sneaker Drive

For students at Saint Thomas Aquinas, getting an education and enrolling in sports is accessible for everyone. Students go on to pursue higher education, scholarships, and careers. Skills learned at school, or at practice, improve students’ ability to work as a team, help them build character, give them better self-esteem, and teach them how to be leaders. These are all skills that an individual will use for the rest of their lives. For children in Ghana, these opportunities are minimal and sometimes inaccessible. Limited education, lack of funding, and the lack of resources are a reality for the children of … Continue reading