Inside Ride is Coming to STA

Hey Raiders! The Inside Ride’s, ‘Party with a Purpose’, presented by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation is back at STA this month for our 11th event! If you are interested in creating or being a member of a team here is all the information you need to know! When is the Inside Ride: Thursday, February 28th Registration & Fundraising 1. Create a Team of 6 (No more, no less) 2. Fill out the Inside Ride google form at: 3. Register Online at: a. Start your own team OR Find an existing team to join 4. Pick … Continue reading

Special Olympics Oakville Flag Relay Event!

Your Special Ed Classes and their Best Buddies are invited to attend a Special Olympic Oakville Flag Relay Event happening on Wednesday February 13th, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Oakville Time: 9:30 Arrival 10am Opening Ceremonies 10:30am post Special Olympic Flag in Main Hallway of School 10:45 to 12pm Hot Chocolate and Peanut Free snacks for all to enjoy while playing basketball in the school’s gym with the Emergency Services Team. Some Special Mascot Guests to be there and The Schools basketball team! … Continue reading

Women as Career Coaches

Women as Career Coaches (WACC) night is coming!  Thursday, March 21, 2019  5:15 to 9:00 pm at the Burlington Convention Centre This is a FREE event (including dinner) offered to all female students (grade 9 to 12, all career paths) It is a great opportunity for female students to network with female mentors and learn more about a variety of career opportunities Register early!!  Limited number of spaces available for STA students  See Halton Industry Education Council website for further details: Note:  there will also be a Men as Career Coaches (MACC) night – in April.  More details to follow.  … Continue reading

SEAC SOUNDBYTES – World Down Syndrome Day Contest

World Down Syndrome Day School Contest World Down Syndrome Day is a United Nations sanctioned observance celebrated on March 21st (3/21) with the goal to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down Syndrome. Halton Down Syndrome Association launched WDSD Contest in 2015 with the same goal to spread awareness about Down Syndrome and help promote diversity and inclusion in our schools. WDSD School Contest was AMAZING last year! A total of 21 schools entered – choosing between our Digital Media or Photo Contest. We reached almost 15,000 students in and … Continue reading

Graduation Updates

A reminder to this years graduates that you need to complete your graduation application. Information about graduation can be found on the student services website under Graduation 2019. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from Student Services. … Continue reading

Vaping at School – Education.  Warning. Ticket.

In the next few weeks, a Public Health Inspector will be coming out to do surveillance 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 in the new year … 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