Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week 2019

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. From November 17-23, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools. This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all, cultivating a positive sense of belonging and well-being. For more information about Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, please visit the Board website. … Continue reading

Grade 8 Parent Information

For our family of school parents, myblueprint course selection is due by Sunday Dec 1st, 2019. Option sheets and all other required paperwork are due to the grade 8 teacher on Monday Dec 2nd, 2019. For all other prospective students, registration packages are due into STA’s student Services office on Monday Dec 2nd, 2019. (Packages are available in the Student Services office) For more information about registration and to see the grade 8 parent night presentation please visit this link.     If you have any questions, please contact STA’s student services department at stastudentservices@hcdsb.org or 905-842-9494. … Continue reading

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Oakville Speakers Series

St. Thomas Aquinas, Loyola, and Holy Trinity are partnering together to run the Oakville Speakers Series for the parents of the community. Families from all schools (secondary and elementary) are invited to attend one, two or all three sessions.

  • Thurs. Nov. 21 (7:00 – 8:30p) at Holy Trinity – Social Media
  • Thurs. Nov. 28 (7:00 – 8:30p) at St. Thomas Aquinas – Vaping & Cannabis Use
  • Thurs. Dec. 5 (7:00 – 8:30p) at Loyola – Transition to Post Secondary

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Halloween is a great time to dress up and have fun with costumes. In our Catholic education community, we want to promote respect, inclusion and empathy for all individuals. As you select a Halloween costume, we encourage you to reflect about becoming critical thinkers and social justice champions in all aspects of your lives. The following are suggested questions to reflect on when choosing a costume to avoid being disrespectful or offensive: Is my costume making fun of a group of people, their culture or religion?Does my costume reinforce jokes and stereotypes about certain groups, cultures or religions?Am I altering … Continue reading

Join us for an IB Parent Information Evening!

Dear Parents and Guardians, On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School will host an information evening for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. IB is a globally recognized programme that challenges students to excel in their studies and in their personal development. Students enrolled in the IB Programme study topics in greater depth, helping them develop the knowledge and the critical thinking skills necessary for success in post-secondary education and beyond. The IB information evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. Parents and students in grades 7 – 9 who are interested in learning more about the programme and the application process are encouraged to attend. For more … Continue reading

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