Pre-IB CAT Testing


As part of the application process to be accepted into the 2015 pre-IB Gr. 9 program, we require students to write the Canadian Aptitude Test (CAT-4). Our final opportunity for students to write this will be on February 12th, 2015, from 4:00 – 7:00PM. Please note that there will be no further opportunity for students to write this test.

To register your child to write this test, please complete this form: IB CAT-4 Registration.

Cross Boundary and Non-Resident Applications

Parents that are requesting 2015-2016 School Year Cross Boundary/Non-Resident status for their child/ren must submit their applications to the school office by February 15th, 2015. Please note that each request will be judged on its own merit. Parents will begin to receive response letters in mid-May.

Parents who currently have cross boundary/non-resident status within our school must have the request renewed on an annual basis. The request for renewal of Cross Boundary/Non-Resident application should be submitted to the school office by February 15th, 2015.

Requests received after this date may be reviewed based on exceptional circumstances.
To view the Policy, please click here.

CPIC Presents – Math Webinar for Parents


A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child with Math will be presented by the Board’s Curriculum Consultant (supporting Mathematics), Angelina Barden, and will provide an opportunity for you to learn how to help your elementary or secondary school student with Math, from the comfort of your own home. Discussions will include Math mindsets: How to have a growth mindset and realize everyone can learn Math. Digital resources for parents that can be accessed online will also be provided.

For more information and to register for this webinar, please visit:

Recruiting for School Crossing Guard Services


The Town of Oakville is recruiting for permanent crossing guard positions at the following locations:

  • Westoak Trails Boulevard at Postmaster Drive
  • Eighth Line and Grand Boulevard
  • Monestery Drive at Monks Passage
  • Pinery Crescent at Rockingham Drive

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please contact Kim Hutton, Supervisor of Crossing Guards at (905) 845-6601 ext. 3363

Pathways Information Nights

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There are Pathway Programs available to HCDSB Secondary students. We are able to happy offer career exploring programs to our students. Students are able to experience unique opportunities to learn about the world of work, explore potential careers and gain valuable work experience. These programs assist all students who are bound for the workplace, university, apprenticeships or college to make informed and knowledgeable decisions about career pathways. 6:00-7:30 pm for Gr. 7-12 students. December 3 Pathways Information Evening @ Christ the King December 4 Pathways Information Evening @ Corpus Christi December 9 Pathways Information Evening @ Bishop Reding December 10 Pathways … Continue reading

Oomama Dinner

The PJ’s are running a fundraising dinner on Thursday in our cafeteria from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Tickets are available in the cafeteria during lunches or they can see Mrs. Hutton at any time to purchase a ticket for $15. This event is to raise money for the Oomama group which is part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The Oomama is a group of grandmothers who raise funds for and awareness of African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren because their own children have died from AIDS. Dinner will be a delicious African meal prepared by the PJ’s. Please come support this very … Continue reading

Bullying Awareness Week

The 12th Annual Bullying Awareness Week begins this week November 16-22. The HCDSB has embedded bullying awareness in their Board Improvement Plan, School Improvement Plans and in their Mental Health Strategies. In recognition of this week, STA and the Student Senate will be participating in Bullying Awareness Week through various activities to support this system-wide initiative. The theme for the week is “STAND UP”. For more information please view our brochure and agenda of the weeks activities. … Continue reading

Tech Fair @ STA


The St. Thomas Aquinas Technology Department welcomes all our grade 8’s for the 2014 Tech Fair on Dec 1st and 2nd. The grade 8’s will explore the various subjects offered by the Tech department here at STA. Students will participate in workshops and experience hands on industry standard equipment in the fields of hospitality, construction, transportation, design, computer engineering, cosmetology and creative communication. Grade 8’s will meet and work with classmates from their upcoming grade 9 school year. … Continue reading

Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) Webinar


CPIC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our next online webinar, College of Teachers Public Awareness Initiative, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Ontario College of Teachers regulates the teaching profession in the public interest. Michael Salvatori, CEO and Registrar, will discuss the College’s Public Awareness Initiative, its mandate and the free resources they provide parents. To register for this webinar: … Continue reading

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening

On Wednesday November 5, 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. … Continue reading