Student Life

The programs that we offer at St. Thomas Aquinas is not limited to what occurs within the walls of the classroom, or between first bell and final bell. The development of the whole person, is only satisfied by helping our students explore their interests and cultivate their talents. St. Thomas Aquinas provides a myriad of co-curricular activities which give the students the opportunity to grow in understanding of themselves and others. We prepare students to succeed academically and we also help them develop as athletes, artists, musicians, singers, writers and leaders. We help them grow into loving adults who want to make our world a better place for all.

Some of the co-curricular programs offered in 2016 – 2017 consist of:

Art Club
The Art Club meets Tuesday after school.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Jasionowska

Arts Council
The Arts Council meets Thursday morning at 7:55AM.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Lidstone, Ms. Btadica

Athletic Council
The Athletic Council meets Thursday at 8:00AM in Room 202.
Staff Advisor: Mr. Coombes, Mr. Finelli

Best Buddies
Best Buddies meets in Room 214 Friday mornings at 8AM.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Nieuwendyk.

Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club meets every morning from 7:30 – 8:05 in the cafeteria,
Staff Advisor: Ms. Maciel

Book Club
The Book Club meets in the Library on Wednesday’s approximately every 6 weeks.
Staff Advisor: Mrs. Dennis.

Dance Team
The Dance Team meets in the Theatre on Thursdays after school.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Duban.

DECA Business Club
The Deca Business Club meets Thursdays after school in the Library.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Mancinelli

Eco Club
The Eco Club meets Monday after school.
Staff Advisor: Mr. P. Thomson.

French Club
The French Club is held in room 212 on Monday’s from 3:30-4:30. All grades/levels are welcome.
Staff Advisor: Mme. Vucina.

Girls Night In
Staff Advisor: Ms. Maciel

Graduation Committee
Staff Advisor: Ms. Rolland

Humans for Humanity
Humans for Humanity meets Wednesday after school in Room 212.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Rerecich

Mock Trial Team
Staff Advisor: Mrs. Robertson.

New Mentality Club
The New Mentality Club is a student led initiative that aims to promote mental health and reduce stigma of mental illness.
Staff Advisor: Mr. Choi

Peace and Justice Club
Staff Advisor: Ms. Finn.

Photography Club
The Photography Club meets Monday’s during 2nd semester.
Staff Advisor: Mrs. Sdao

Physics Club
The Physics Club meets Thursday after school in Room 311.
Staff Advisor: Mr. Moore

Ping Pong Club
The ping pong club meets Thursday after school in the atrium.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Bilinski.

Prefects
The Prefects are senior students who as mentors assist Grade 9 students with the transition into secondary school. Prefects act as role models for all students and as ambassadors in and around the St. Thomas Aquinas community.
Staff Advisor: Mrs. Ferguson.

Raiders for Life
The Raiders for Life meets Monday after school in Room 215.
Teacher Advisor: Ms. Rerecich

School Newspaper Club
The school newspaper club meets Thursdays after school in room 301.
Teacher Advisor: Ms. Power

Sears Festival Play
The Sears Festival Play meets Thursday and Friday after school.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Lidstone

Sign Language Club
The Sign Language Club meets Friday morning at 8AM in Room 207.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Finn

Social Media and School Website Team
The School Website and Social Media team meet daily online.
Staff Advisor: Mr. Ieraci

Soma
The Southern Ontario Model United Nations Assembly is a three-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Toronto. For more information on SOMA please click here.
Staff Advisors: Mr. Michtics and Mr. Oliveira

STA Rock & Roll Club
The Rock & Roll club meets everyday before school in room 100.
Staff Advisor: Mrs. Taraschi, Ms. Finn, Ms. Balogh

Soul Singers
The Soul Singers meet everyday before school in room 100.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Finn, Ms. Finn, Ms. Balogh

Student Council
Student Council meets every Tuesday morning in the theatre (8AM).
Staff Advisor: Mrs. Miller, Ms. Hurley, Mr. MacKenzie.

Students of Service (SOS)
SOS meets Thursday after school in Room 104.
Staff Advisor: Ms. Rerecich

Team Unbreakable
Team Unbreakable is a recreational run group that aims to improve overall well-being and promote mental fitness through physical fitness. This initiative is in collaboration with CameronHelps which is a charity that focusing on improving teen mental health.

Tech Crew
The Tech Crew meets Monday after school in room 305.
Teacher Advisor: Mr. Yantho

Theatre Aquinas
Theatre Aquinas meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school in the Theatre.
Teacher Advisor: Ms. Lidstone