Graduation 2016 Newsletter

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This summarizes information shared with graduates who attended the graduation ceremony rehearsal on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Graduation Ceremony Tickets:  Each graduate who has met the graduation requirements (including 40 community service hours, required credits and settled all accounts with the school [including $ owing, books owing, etc.]) and paid the graduation ceremony fees will receive their grad ceremony invitation along with 3 guest tickets when they pick up their gown (see below).  Each guest attending the ceremony will require one ticket to be admitted to the ceremony (regardless of age).  Lost tickets will not be replaced.  Siblings of graduates … Continue reading

June 2016 Exams and Culminatings


The semester 2 examination schedule and procedures has been posted. Please review the schedule and procedures prior to writing your first exam. Students in grades 9, 10, & 11 will write their Periods 1, 2, 3 or 4, and 5 exams in their regularly assigned classrooms. Your teachers will communicate to you where the exam will be written if not in your regular classroom. All exams will commence at 9:00AM each day. Exams range from 1½ hours for grades 9 and 10, to 2 hours for grades 11 and 12. Wednesday, June 29 is Exam Review Day. Teachers are available to review … Continue reading

Graduate Civvies Days


When: June 15 – June 21

  • Requirements:
    You must be a graduating student on the Grad List.
  • You must have completed the Exit Survey at MyBlueprint.
  • You must donate a Minimum of 5 different pieces of uniform
  • Uniform pieces must be clean and be in good condition. Clothing that is stained or ripped will not be accepted.

We accept ONLY McCarthy items.

Donate: June 15 – June 21, BEFORE SCHOOL 7:50 – 8:10  IN the ATRIUM (outside of COSMO)

*You MUST have a ticket from donating your uniform to participate. Please see Ms. Pugliese or Ms. Ferguson if you are unable to meet the requirements.

Parking safety around schools


Dear parent or guardian:

Starting this week, as part of an awareness campaign, the Town of Oakville and the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) will be visiting select Oakville schools to help educate drivers about school area safety and parking.

Attached here is a postcard which details the difference between No Stopping and No Parking restrictions.

Dropping off and picking up students in school areas can cause a lot of extra traffic congestion. Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they make it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street.

We need your help to ensure the children of our community can get to and from school safely. The Town of Oakville has partnered with Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) to help educate drivers about school zone safety and parking. Your child’s school has been identified as an area of concern. This month, officers will be visiting the school to remind drivers:

  • Not to stop in No Stopping areas
  • Not to park in No Parking area
  • Not to obstruct sidewalks, crosswalks, driveways or fire routes

Following the awareness campaign, officers who patrol school areas will enforce parking regulations, ticketing illegally stopped or parked vehicles. Parking tickets may be issued at the time of the violation or may be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Please click here to obtain more information.

Graduation and Prom Newsletter


Dear Parents and Guardians of students attending Prom this Friday June 3rd:

Your child is preparing to take the final step at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School – Prom. This wonderful and exciting event in your family’s life will undoubtedly be a memory that will last a lifetime.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is your family’s partner in creating and ensuring successful events for all. We ask you to assist your son or daughter in carefully and thoughtfully planning for safe celebrations with friends and family prior to and after the planned graduation events

The Prom Formal Dinner/Dance is a school-sanctioned and school-supervised event. As such, it is our expectation that all students and guests conduct themselves in a respectful and courteous manner. That said, any student whom we believe to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs will be removed from the event. Parents will be called and asked to escort their son or daughter home. Furthermore, a suspension will follow.

We request your continued support in assisting us to help our students make wise choices. Please continue to encourage your child to avoid situations that might be unsafe. Make certain your child is aware of the consequences of inappropriate behaviour. We have already met with our students and informed them of this.

We appreciate your on-going support.

Thank you

Mr. D. Jonker
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School