On Thursday October 18 2018 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. Registration for CAT 4 test will be available in the cafeteria. … Continue reading

SHAD – Empowering Change Makers

The application for SHAD 2019 is officially open and is due by November 19. A PDF version of our brochure is also available. SHAD is for you: High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. We hope to see you join the SHAD Network of over … Continue reading

Joe Luciani Memorial Football Game

Friday October 12th is the Joe Luciani Memorial Football game between STA and ND at 1:30pm. Students have the chance to attend the buy out for this game by purchasing a t-shirt ($10) or a t-shirt/hotdog/drink ($12) on cash online. Funds raised go to the Joe Luciani Memorial Scholarship for students. There will be a period 2 pep rally and a period 5 buy out. Come out and have a great day and lets all show up in our white shirts to support Mr. Luciani!

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in both cognitive activities (school work) and physical activities (physical education program/interschool activities). Research also indicates that engaging in  cognitive and … Continue reading

Curriculum Night, September 19 2018

The schedule for the evening will be as follows. 5:45 pm Doors Open 6:00 pm Presentation in Gymnasium. Mike Stroh FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF STARTS WITH ME Mike is a mental health & well-being advocate, speaker, and educator. He lived with many mental health challenges before entering recovery. Drawing from unique personal and family experiences, he shares a message of courage, hope, resilience, and joy. Mike has a plethora of self-care practices he draws upon to encourage people to see how “We’re empowered by our experience, not inhibited” and to ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’ … Continue reading

What is SEAC?

Welcome Back! As we start a new school year, the members of SEAC wanted to take a minute to let you know who we are and what we do. Did you know that there is a committee in each school board or school authority that provides important and relevant advice on Special Education? This committee is known as the Special Education Advisory Committee or SEAC. SEAC is made up of school board trustees and representatives of local associations with a common goal of protecting the interests and well-being of exceptional children or adults. Associations currently represented on HCDSB SEAC are: Association … Continue reading

St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Receives Bronze EcoSchools Certification in 2017-2018!

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program (from Kindergarten to Grade 12) that encourages our school community to develop our ecological literacy and reduce our environmental footprint. The key areas of focus are: Teamwork & Leadership, Energy Conservation, Waste Minimization, School Ground Greening, Curriculum, and Environmental Stewardship.  Through this program, our students and staff participate in environmental education and practices, developing the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and actions needed to be environmentally responsible citizens.   For more information, please visit: http://www.ontarioecoschools.org/ … Continue reading