The Terry Fox Run

This year we are proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs. Please support our school by joining us, or making a donation. Your kindness will impact the lives of so many people living with cancer.

Please click here to sign up.

Spirit Week 2016

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Monday September 19: Fashion Faux Pas – clothing items that shouldn’t be together or worn in public. Tuesday September 20: Graffiti Day – Wear a t-shirt that you would be willing to write on and then you write positive messages on the shirts. Wednesday September 21: Regular Uniform – School Mass Thursday September 22: Graider Pride – The grades will wear different colours: Grade 9 – Black Grade 10 – Red Grade 11 – Blue Grade 12 – Pink Rookie Raider Day, the grade 9’s will be called to the theatre at 9:00 for Student Council Speeches, they will then … Continue reading

School Cash Online

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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, … Continue reading

Concussion Protocol

Recent research shows that a concussion can have very serious implications on a child`s cognitive and physical abilities. Parents and guardians are reminded that a comprehensive protocol based on current research and best practices has been developed to help parents, students, and staff prevent, recognize, and respond to a concussion.

More information, including a Parent Fact Sheet and a Student Fact Sheet can be found on the Board`s website at: http://bit.ly/HCDSBConcussion.

STA vs. Nelson – Friday Night Lights

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Friday September 16.
Gates Open at 6:30PM
Game Starts at 7:00PM
Nelson Stadium, North Gate
Belvenia Rd, Burlington.

No Vehicle Access after entry.
No bags, knapsacks, etc. permitted.
Zero Tolerance Policy in effect.
Ticket is non-refundable.
No alcohol permitted on the premises.

Curriculum Night

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The staff of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School cordially invites all parents/guardians to our annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Curriculum Night provides you with the opportunity to meet your daughter/son’s semester one teachers and to familiarize yourself with the school and course expectations. Curriculum Night also enables you to ask questions about course requirements, homework expectations, mark reporting and home contact. The evening will be scheduled by periods and will follow your child’s timetable. Our Curriculum Night will begin with a general information session in the gym at 6:25 p.m. and then continue with the schedule … Continue reading

Student Timetables/Schedules for 2016-2017 Now Available!

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***Timetables may be accessed here.***

The following will be the procedures for retrieving the students timetables for September 2016.

Grade 9’s will receive their timetable on Orientation Day–August 31, 2016.

Grade 10-12’s will receive their timetable on the first day of instruction – Wednesday September 7, 2016. The students are to locate their homeroom class posted outside of the cafeteria, report to their homeroom, where their teachers will have their timetables.

Timetables may be accessed here.

Transportation/Bussing Information

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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.

Course Changes

Changes to courses for semester 1 occur within the first 2 weeks of classes. Appointments will be made by grade. Please listen to the daily announcements for when your grade is called in order to make an appointment with a counsellor in person. Appointments and course changes cannot not be made by phone or email during this busy time.

STA Raiders Orientation Day – Wednesday August 31, 10AM

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We are pleased to welcome all new Grade 9’s to St. Thomas Aquinas for September 2016. Our STA Raiders Orientation Day for Grade 9 students will be held on Wednesday August 31 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Grade 9 students are asked to arrive in the Atrium (at the front of the school) at 10:00 AM to receive their schedule. Grade 9 students will hear presentations from our administration team, Chaplain, students representatives, coaches and co-curricular coordinators. Grade 9’s will then have an opportunity to tour the building, find their classrooms and meet their Period 1 classmates. We look forward … Continue reading