Parent Teacher Interview Night – Thursday March 26

PTI This is a reminder of Parent Teacher Interview Night on Thursday March 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Please have your son or daughter speak to their Subject Teacher for an interview. All students will be given an appointment booking slip closer to the interviews. If Teachers do not have any appointments left, please contact the Subject Teacher directly, by calling the school at 905 842-9494. Interviews will occur at the school in either the gym or cafeteria. Upon your arrival, please check the white board in the foyer to determine each teacher’s location. We look forward to meeting you.

OSSLT – Thursday March 26 – SPECIAL SCHEDULE

osslt-300x206 In order to enhance a testing atmosphere conducive to maximizing success and to minimizing distractions we will be revising the school day schedule on March 26th as follows:

Time Frame for the OSSLT:

8:25 a.m.-8:30 a.m.- Booklet 1 – test set up 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. - Time Frame for students to complete Booklet 1 9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Break & Booklet 2 set up 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. - Time Frame for students to complete Booklet 2 11:15 a.m.-11:25 a.m. - Student Questionnaire

Schedule For Afternoon:

Common Lunch 11:25 a.m. -12:05 p.m. Start Time: Period 1 - 12:10 – 12:40 p.m. Period 2 - 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Period 3/4 - 1:20 – 1:50 p.m. Period 5 - 1:55 – 2:27 p.m.

C.A.P.P. for KIDS (Community & Parent Partners for Kids)

C.A.P.P. for KIDS presents Building Stronger Families with Guest speaker: Mary Tabak. Mary Tabak is the Our Kids Network (OKN) Developmental Asset Project Manager and is accredited in the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. She has worked in Halton schools for over 20 years with extensive experience in community development, strength based approaches and parent engagement. Click here for more info. … Continue reading

Halton Catholic Staff Appreciation Day – March 12, 2015!

The Halton Catholic District School Board employs more than 3,500 staff in various roles, whose daily work, dedication and commitment contribute to the success of our school system. On Thursday, March 12, 2015, we will recognize and celebrate the staff members in our school community, who make such a difference in the lives of more than 31,000 students, entrusted to our care each day. Congratulations to all HCDSB employees on Staff Appreciation Day! … Continue reading

Progress Reports

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Progress reports will be distributed to students on Thursday March 12. The Progress Report places a very strong emphasis on the development of students’ LEARNING SKILLS and WORK HABITS. Students’ achievement of six Learning Skills and Work Habits are shown on the front page of the Progress Report. These are: (1) Responsibility (2) Organization (3) Independent Work (4) Collaboration (5) Initiative (6) Self-Regulation The development of these skills and habits will be reported as “excellent”, “good”, “satisfactory” or “needs improvement” and a space is provided for teacher comments about student progress or need for improvement. Ministry of Education policy places … Continue reading

School Cash Online

school_cash_button 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.

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.

STEM Conference

For those who have registered for the STEM conference at the end of May, please fill out your preferences for the workshops you’d be interested in attending. There are 3 time slots for workshops and you’ll be placed in the workshops according to timely response to this form and availability of space in each workshop.

Pre-IB CAT Testing

IB-Logo-150x150 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.