Monitoring our Multi-Year Strategic Plan

As the first year of the Halton Catholic District School Board’s new multi-year strategic plan comes to an end, we are gathering feedback from the HCDSB community to monitor our efforts this past year.

We Want Your Feedback!

Please take a moment to share your thoughts here. This survey will remain open until June 30, 2017.

All of the feedback gathered will be shared with our Board of Trustees.

Please note that all information collected will remain anonymous; no school or respondent names will be shared.


If you have any questions about this data collection process, please contact Dr. Lisa Collimore, Chief Research Officer, at:

St. Thomas Aquinas Students Intern with World-Renowned French Musician!

Students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School​ recently received an internship opportunity to work alongside world-renowned French musician, Étienne.

The bilingual students – Elisar Haydar (grade 11) and Christianne Hermans (Grade 9) – will be placed in Junior Project Manager roles for Educorock Productions Incorporated. Elisar and Christianne are two (2) out of only five (5) applicants chosen from across North America!

In their new roles, the students will oversee upcoming audio and visual projects and connect with fans through social media content. Upon completion of the program, the students will be granted bursaries towards their post-secondary education.

We wish Elisar and Christianne the best of luck as they use their God-given talents to accomplish great things. Félicitations!​​​​​​

Week at a Glance: May 29 – June 2

Monday, May 29
Eco Club Meeting – 2:30 p.m. Rm 213 – Mr. Thomson
French Club Meeting – 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m. Room 212 – Mme. Vucina
Raiders for Life Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 215 Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Nintendo Club – 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 – Rm 320 – Ms. Salvo
Mock Trials – Period 2 – Rm 202 – Ms. Styka
Jr Tennis – OFSSA – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Cedar Spring Burlington – Ms. Tambasco
Track and Field practice – 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. – inside track – Ms. Juzenas

Tuesday, May 30
Mock Trials – Period 2 – Rm 202 – Ms. Styka
Student Council Meeting – 8:00 a.m. – Rm 319 – Mrs. Miller
Credit Rescue – 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. in library – Mr. Esteban
Art Club Meeting –2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rm 304 – Mrs. Jasionowska
Band practice – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 101 – Mr. Debono
New Mentality Group – meeting 2:30 p.m. – Rm 102 – Ms. Rerecich
Track and Field practice 2:45 – 4:00 p.m. inside track – Ms. Juzenas
Jr Tennis – OFSSA – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Cedar Springs Burlington – Ms. Tambasco
Sr. Beach Volleyball tournament – 8:30 a.m.-3:00p.m. – The Sandbox in Hamilton- Ms. Bradica

Wednesday, May 31
School Mass – last for school year – follow schedule for One Mass
Mock Trials – Period 5 – Rm 310 – Ms. Styka
Best Buddies – Period 3 and 4- Party for Canada’s 150th birthday
Humans for Humanity Meeting – 2:30 p.m. Rm 212 – Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Raiders that Code club – meeting- 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Rm 305 – Ms. Salvo
Band practice – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 101 – Mr. De Bono
Jr. Tennis – OFSSA – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Cedar Springs Burlington – Ms. Tambasco

Thursday, June 1
Free Civvies Day – (refunds given to those who have paid)
Credit Rescue – 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. in library – Mr. Esteban
SOS Chaplaincy Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – Rm 104 – Chaplain – Ms. Rerecich
Grad Mass and Lunch – St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church – Oakville – Ms. Rolland
Jr. Beach Volleyball tournament – 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Sandbox in Hamilton – Ms. Bradica

Friday, June 2
Sign-language club meeting 8:00 a.m. Rm 104 – Mrs. Finn
Prom – Graduates – Burlington Convention Center – by ticket only

Upcoming important dates:
June – 6 – Athletic Banquet – Oakville Conference Centre
June – 7 – Inside Ride Fundraiser event – STA gym
June – 13 – Gr.9 EQAO Sem. 2 – Math test
June – 20 – Gr. 12 P.1 Exams
June – 21 – Gr. 12 P.2 Exams

STA Movie Night

Featuring: Monsters Inc.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Gates open at 8:00
Movie to start at dusk (8:30 – 9:00 pm)
Tickets are $5 each
Can get them online or on lunches starting Friday, May 19 – Thursday, May 25
Popcorn will be included with admission
School Code of Conduct is in place.
Bags will be checked.

Student Senate Applications 2017-2018

HCDSB Student Senate is composed of 8 representatives from each secondary school and was designed to establish a student vision for the Halton Catholic District School Board. Its members, student senators, provide a link between the Student Trustees and the remainder of the student population in the board. The primary role of the Student Senate is to bring a more diverse “Catholic student voice” to the school board.

Student Senators act as an advisory body to the Student Trustees in order to provide a wider perspective on issues that face students in our Catholic schools and develop and organize initiatives that will illustrate their leadership abilities. Examples of past initiatives include the “See the Problem, Be the Solution” and student lead leadership conferences on a variety of current interests.

Students in interested in applying to be on Student Senate in the must apply electronically using the following link: Student Senate Application

All on-line applications need to be completed Thursday May 4th 2017

Please note: Students applying to Student Senate for the 2017-2018 school year must commit to being available June 6, 2017 to participate in an all-day leadership workshop.

RENEWING THE PROMISE: Exploring the Critical Role of Catholic Education in Contemporary Society

We want to hear from you about Catholic education in Ontario! “Renewing the Promise” is a dialogue.

Your input about Catholic education in Ontario – the way it fulfills its mandate as well as the challenges and opportunities of the present moment – will help to guide us for the future.

You can offer your ideas and input on-line through Thought Exchange. Log in to: to participate.

Thoughtexchange will provide background information and three open-ended questions that you answer anonymously. When the survey closes, responses will be sorted into themes. You will then be invited to look at emerging themes and prioritize them, locally and provincially.

Your ideas will provide important input for a gathering of the Catholic community later in the year on the theme of Renewing the Promise.

When the process is completed, results and analysis will be available on a designated public website. Catholic Education Week 2018 will be the occasion to celebrate all that we learned.

Join the dialogue!