St. Thomas Aquinas C.S.S. Receives Bronze EcoSchools Certification in 2017-2018!

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program (from Kindergarten to Grade 12) that encourages our school community to develop our ecological literacy and reduce our environmental footprint. The key areas of focus are: Teamwork & Leadership, Energy Conservation, Waste Minimization, School Ground Greening, Curriculum, and Environmental Stewardship.  Through this program, our students and staff participate in environmental education and practices, developing the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and actions needed to be environmentally responsible citizens.   For more information, please visit: http://www.ontarioecoschools.org/ … Continue reading

HCDSB to Host the Eleventh Annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is delighted to host the eleventh annual Diocesan Celebration of Catholic Education, which will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Holy Cross Church in Georgetown. The annual diocesan mass was established in 2008, and rotates among seven Catholic school boards and one Catholic University to give thanks for the gift of publicly funded Catholic Education. Participating school boards and universities include Halton Catholic District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB, Waterloo CDSB, Bruce-Grey CDSB, Wellington CDSB, Haldimand Norfolk CDSB, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-sud, and St. Jerome’s University. Together with the Catholic … Continue reading

School Climate Surveys

At HCDSB, we want our schools to be safe and welcoming places where students and staff can feel comfortable enough to learn and to work. The School Climate Surveys are conducted every two years to gather information from students, parents and staff, to help us create and sustain safe and welcoming schools. Student Survey From October 5 through November 16, 2017, all students in grades 9 to 12 in our school were able to participate in the School Climate Survey. The School Climate Survey for Students helps school staff learn about students’ feelings towards their school and their thoughts for improving their school environment. The survey is not … Continue reading

School Climate Survey for Parents – Your Opinion Counts!

At the Halton Catholic School Board, we want our schools to be safe and welcoming place where students and staff can feel comfortable enough to learn and to work and thrive. School Climate Survey for Parents Parents are invited to complete an online survey! The School Climate Survey for Parents will be available from April 3, 2018 through April 30, 2018. School Climate Surveys are conducted every two years to gather information from parents, students, and staff to help us create and sustain safe and welcoming schools. In our continuing effort to increase school effectiveness and improve school climate, the survey provides feedback to … Continue reading

Ontario Student Voice Awards – Applications are Open!

The ​Ontario Student​ ​Trustees’​ ​Association​ ​(OSTA-AECO) is now offering Ontario Student Voice Awards, presented annually to students doing exceptional work across the province of Ontario. Ontario Student Trustees present the awards to students who dedicate their time passionately representing their community and advocating for the issues most important to them. This year alone, six awards, each valued at $500 will be given to students in the following categories: • Student Voice • Commitment to Justice • Dedication to the Arts • Sports Leadership • Entrepreneurial Initiative • Cultural Involvement The deadline for all applications is March 20, 2018. For more … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Pathways!

It’s that time of year again and the deadline for course selections is fast approaching!

Grade 10 students and their parents are encouraged to watch the following recorded presentation: Let’s Talk About Pathways! to learn more about selecting the appropriate courses for their Grade 11 year, as they plan their educational journey and career pathway.

Students are encouraged to speak to our Student Services department, should they have any questions about course selections and choosing a pathway.

For more information, please visit: http://studentsuccess.hcdsb.org/

School Climate Student Survey

In the fall of the 2017-2018 school year, all grade 4 to 12 students across the Halton Catholic District School Board will have an opportunity to participate in a school climate student survey.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and will allow students to share their thoughts about our school community. Students will be given time to complete the survey during the school day.

For more information, please visit the following page on the Board’s website: School Climate Surveys.