OSSLT – Tuesday April 10 – SPECIAL SCHEDULE

April 6 2018 Dear Parents/Guardians: On Tuesday April 10, 2018, the compulsory Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written by over one third of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School students. It is a requirement that all students successfully complete (pass) this test in order to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The first opportunity for students to write the OSSLT is in grade 10. In order to support a testing atmosphere conducive to maximizing student success and minimizing distractions, we will be revising the school day schedule on April 10th as follows: Students who are not involved … Continue reading

Exam and Culminating Review – Thursday February 1

Dear Parents/Guardians, To better support authentic feedback, STA will offer students two specific opportunities over the course of the day to find their teacher and to review their final exam/culminating assessments. Using the schedule below, students will meet their teacher, and review their final assessments; students will not be permitted to take pictures or remove final assessments from the classroom. During a student’s scheduled “lunch time”, students are asked to ensure that lockers are cleaned out, books are returned to the library, and text books are returned to the main office. Additionally, please note, staff will be unavailable for student … Continue reading

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening

On Thursday November 9, at 6:00PM, Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to learn more about the great opportunities St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School has to offer – from academics and trades to sports, music and art.

Our parent information night includes a presentation about the high school, its programs and the registration process. Both parents and their children can also tour the school and ask the principal and teachers more about programs and other opportunities.

From 6PM to 7PM current STA students will showcase clubs and teams. Parents and students in Grade 8 are invited to the atrium to view and discuss opportunities with students.

At 7PM in the gymnasium, will begin our presentation and review of the course catalog, option sheet and registration procedure for the 2018-2019 school year.

Transportation/Bussing Information

Student transportation eligibility information will be available by visiting Haltonbus.ca and click on ‘Am I Eligible for Transportation?’ to find out if your child will be eligible for transportation to their designated secondary school. Parents are reminded that they will need their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the secure parent portal.

School Cash Online

We are pleased to advise you that the Halton Catholic District School Board has completed the implementation of a new online payment initiative – School Cash Online.

School Cash Online provides parents with easy access and convenience at any time to make online payments for a variety of student activities, while maintaining an electronic receipt history for items purchased and providing greater flexibility and control on how payments are made to the school. This new online payment method will also help reduce the risk of theft and cash misplacement.

This new initiative was introduced throughout our Board in 3 phases, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School was part of the third phase of implementation which is now “Live”.

For more information including an FAQ, the benefits of this program, and how to register for School Cash Online, please visit: http://www.hcdsb.org/Parents/Pages/School-Cash-Online.aspx

To register, click here.

Grade 9 and New Student Orientation Information Package

All Grade 9 students and other students new to St. Thomas Aquinas are invited to an orientation session on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

New students were mailed an information package in the summer. If you did not receive the package, please click on the links below to view the contents of the information package.

Welcome Letter

Daily Schedule

Board Mission Statement

School Philosophy

Important Dates

Attendance Policy

Anaphylaxis and Allergy Information

We look forward to meeting all our new students on Wednesday August 31 and welcoming back all our returning students on Tuesday September 5.

Parking safety around schools

Dear parent or guardian:

The Town of Oakville and the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) will be visiting select Oakville schools to help educate drivers about school area safety and parking.

Attached here is a postcard which details the difference between No Stopping and No Parking restrictions.

Dropping off and picking up students in school areas can cause a lot of extra traffic congestion. Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they make it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street.

We need your help to ensure the children of our community can get to and from school safely. The Town of Oakville has partnered with Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) to help educate drivers about school zone safety and parking. Your child’s school has been identified as an area of concern. This month, officers will be visiting the school to remind drivers:

  • Not to stop in No Stopping areas
  • Not to park in No Parking area
  • Not to obstruct sidewalks, crosswalks, driveways or fire routes

Following the awareness campaign, officers who patrol school areas will enforce parking regulations, ticketing illegally stopped or parked vehicles. Parking tickets may be issued at the time of the violation or may be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Please click here to obtain more information.