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

Civvies Days

As in previous years at STA the last Thursday of each month students will be allowed to wear appropriate civvies wear.  Students are reminded to review the School Code of Conduct which outlines appropriate attire for non-uniform days.  In the event students are not dressed appropriately they will not be allowed to attend class.  To continue  STA’s tradition of supporting the less fortunate, students will be asked to pay $10.00 per student for semester one civvies days. That is the equivalent of $2.00 per month. All donations will go to various charities in our surrounding communities and will be communicated via … Continue reading

Checking your Timetable & Attendance

Student and Parents can check the timetable, mark history and daily attendance online via our Student Information System (SIS) You will need your date of birth and your student number (Not OEN). Schedules for the 2019/2020 are still be updated and revised. The system will be online by the end of day, Friday, August 30th. This system can be accessed throughout the school year to check live updates of daily attendance by period. The link can also be accessed via the quick links on the side of the website. … Continue reading

Adult Student – Information Sharing and Parental Access

Provincial legislation requires school boards to recognize a student as an adult when they reach the age of 18. This means that the adult student is responsible for their own education, attendance, and any matters related to discipline. Students interested in having their parent(s)/guardian(s) as a contact for the school are required to complete the Adult Student form and submit it to their school’s office. Under the provincial legislation, students 18 and over must grant this permission. Please speak to your child about having this option provided to you. For more information, click here. … Continue reading

SEPTEMBER 2019 – INFORMATION UPDATE

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School: As you continue to enjoy your summer vacation, I am sure you are thinking of, and looking forward to the first day of school at St. Thomas Aquinas.  Classes resume on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:20 a.m. The school day ends at 2:27 p.m. There have been some changes to our administration team at STA.  We would like to welcome our new vice-principals Mr. Clark McDougall and Mrs. Catherine Serafim.  Mrs. Montanari has moved to her new role of IB Coordinator and Vice-Principal of International Students for HCDSB. St. … Continue reading

A NOTE FROM THE VICE-PRINCIPALS

August 2019 The role of the Vice-Principal in the school is to support staff and students in maintaining a safe and respectful environment which contributes to student success in a Catholic Learning Community.  One part of the role is to ensure that students are informed of and understand school procedures and policies, and are aware of consequences that may occur if they do not adhere to these policies. The other part of the role is to build positive relationships and communication.  It is impossible to print every rule, regulation, and/or school policy, but the following can act as a guideline: … Continue reading