Join us for an IB Parent Information Evening!

Dear Parents and Guardians, On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School will host an information evening for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. IB is a globally recognized programme that challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Students enrolled in the IB Programme study topics in greater depth, helping them develop the knowledge and the critical thinking skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and beyond. The IB information evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. Parents and students in grades 7 – 9 who are interested in learning more about the programme and the application process are encouraged to attend. For more … Continue reading

Pink Day

Tomorrow (Friday October 18) is PINK DAY at STA. Students are expected to be in full uniform. Students who have purchased a PINK t-shirt for the buyout can wear the shirt with school pants or shorts. All other students must be in full uniform.  … Continue reading

Interview Night

This is a reminder that STA will be hosting a Parent-Teacher Interview night on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Please have your son or daughter speak to the subject teacher for an interview time. Students will be receiving their progress reports on October 10, in homeroom. The students will also receive their appointment sheets on October 10. They will have to speak with their individual subject teacher to book appointments. … Continue reading

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day is taking place on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. This an annual event where grade 9 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 Oct 28th 2019.  For extra permission forms please visit https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/TLP/media/Documents/TOKW/TOKW-Family-guide_web_EN-2019.pdf or come into STA’s guidance office … Continue reading

HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic community that has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Hispanic people in our province, and around the world. To learn more … Continue reading

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 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/or physical activities, while a … Continue reading