Progress Reports & Parent Teacher Interviews

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Dear Parents,

On the morning of Tuesday October 6th, your child will be receiving their first PROGRESS REPORTS. Please take the time to discuss their successes and areas of growth.

On the evening of Thursday October 8th, our first Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences will be taking place. They will be conducted from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in our gymnasiums. Please have your child arrange an appointment time with their teachers.

Student Vote – 2015

Student Vote

Student Vote is a mock student election to parallel the federal election. More than half a million Canadian students are expected to take part this year and its a great way to engage young people in the process and value of voting. We are one of 7,000 schools in Ontario registered to participate.

The Vote takes place next Thursday October 15 periods 3 and 4. All STA students are invited to exercise their democratic rights in the atrium where polls will be set-up.

School Cash Online


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, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School was part of the third phase of implementation which is now “Live”.

For more information including an FAQ, the benefits of this program, and how to register for School Cash Online, please visit:

To register, click here.

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:

Curriculum Night


The staff of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School cordially invites all parents/guardians to our annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

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 7:00 p.m. and then continue with the student/child’s assigned schedule.

Please click here for a schedule template.

Student Timetables/Schedules for 2015-2016


The following will be the procedures for retrieving the students timetables for September 2015. Grade 9’s will receive their timetable on Orientation Day–September 2, 2015.

Grade 10-12’s will receive their timetable on the first day of instruction – September 8, 2015. 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 also be accessed here after September 7.

STA Raiders Orientation Day – Wednesday September 2, 10AM

Grade 9 O copy

We are pleased to welcome all new Grade 9’s to St. Thomas Aquinas for September 2015. Our STA Raiders Orientation Day for Grade 9 students will be held on September 2nd 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 to seeing you in September!