SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting is Here!

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, November 5, 2018, our school has moved to a new automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, offered through SchoolMessenger®, the company that hosts our parent notification system. The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways: using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app by logging into the SchoolMessenger®  web site by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line Learn more about how to report your child’s absence. Click on the FAQ for more information about how to use the new SafeArrival student attendance management … Continue reading

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest!

With Christmas just around the corner, the Halton Catholic District School Board will once again be running its Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from November 9 through December 2, 2018. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. Students may submit entries in the following four (4) categories: Traditional artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.) Original song Short video (no longer than 3 minutes) NEW THIS YEAR! ~ … Continue reading

Grade 9 Take our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day is taking place on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. This an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world Students must return the permission form to their period 1 teacher by Monday Nov 5th 2018. For extra permission forms please visit https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/TLP/media/Documents/TOKW/TOKW-Family-Guide_WEB.pdf or come into STA’s guidance office. … Continue reading

Sneaker Drive

For students at Saint Thomas Aquinas, getting an education and enrolling in sports is accessible for everyone. Students go on to pursue higher education, scholarships, and careers. Skills learned at school, or at practice, improve students’ ability to work as a team, help them build character, give them better self-esteem, and teach them how to be leaders. These are all skills that an individual will use for the rest of their lives. For children in Ghana, these opportunities are minimal and sometimes inaccessible. Limited education, lack of funding, and the lack of resources are a reality for the children of … 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

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

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