Service Learning Program at STA

Attention all students entering Grade 11:  We’re SO excited to announce that we have been approved to run the Service Learning Program at STA this coming school year. The Me to We trip that we will be embarking on is to Ecuador from April 18th– 27th, 2020.  If you choose to apply to this program, please remember that there is a course component to it. You will be enrolled in Grade 11 World Religions (HRT3M), and Grade 12 Social Justice (HSE4M) in semester 2. You will be working towards those credits as you prepare to go on the service trip. … Continue reading

Welcome to STA!

August 2019 Dear Student and Parents: Congratulations on graduation from elementary school and welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School. We hope you are excited about entering Grade 9 in September. All Grade 9 students are invited to an orientation session on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Students will receive their schedule for the year, their locker number and a lock. An overview of the Grade 9 program, some welcome activities and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay for a brief presentation from the Administration from 10:40 am to 11:15 am. … Continue reading

Help Reduce the Spread of Germs

Hand Hygiene Frequent hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs and illness. Hand washing with soap and water and using hand sanitizer (alcohol based hand rub or ABHR) are two effective methods to accomplish hand hygiene. Assist children with hand washing upon arrival at the child care centre. *ABHR should only be used under supervision in child care centres. It should not be used when hands are visibly dirty/soiled or when hands are wet. When to Wash Hands: Before and after handling, preparing and eating food, bottle feeding, using water tables, putting on and removing … Continue reading

Vaping at School – Education.  Warning. Ticket.

Public Health Inspectors surveil periodically for tobacco and e-cigarettes and will educate any students who are or have been associated with vaping on school premises.  This will be the first step in their progressive enforcement for tobacco and electronic cigarettes. St. Thomas Aquinas staff have been diligent in educating all students and families on the vaping.  Synermail, announcements, washrooms sweeps, phone calls to parents and suspensions happen regularly at the school. Please be advised that Public Health inspectors have been authorized to carry out ticketing as vaping inside public buildings is against the law. The set fine for “use of … Continue reading

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