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!

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

Breakfast Program

Did you know that St. Thomas Aquinas CSS provides ALL students with access to healthy food at school? A Breakfast Program has been running in partnership with Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) since 2006. This program is open to all students free of charge and breakfast is available every morning prior to the start of period one class, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 8:10 a.m. All food prepared and served at our Breakfast Program meets Ministry of Child and Youth Services Nutrition Guidelines and follow Safe Food Handling practices. To continue this successful program, we need your help! … Continue reading

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: http://bit.ly/HCDSBConcussion.