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

Orange Shirt Day

On Orange Shirt Day, marked annually on September 30th, we recognize the harm residential schools did to children’s sense of self—esteem and wellbeing. This day also honours those that survived, remembers those who did not, and recognizes the ongoing effects of intergenerational trauma. Wearing an orange shirt is a visual reminder of our shared past and provides an opportunity for dialogue between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. It is an opportunity for schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. We encourage you to support and participate in this National … Continue reading

Consent for Information Sharing – Students 18+

Provincial legislation requires school boards to recognize students as adults when they reach the age of 18. As such, students who are 18 years of age or older are deemed responsible for their own education, attendance, and any matters related to discipline. How will this affect me as a Parent or Guardian? Once your son or daughter reaches the age of 18, we are legally required to remove you (the parent or guardian) from our contact lists, and you will no longer receive information from the school or board related to their education, attendance, or any matters related to discipline. … 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

Service Learning Program at STA

Attention all students entering Grade 11:  We’re SO excited to announce that we have been approved to run the Service Learning Program at STA this coming school year. The Me to We trip that we will be embarking on is to Ecuador from April 18th– 27th, 2020.  If you choose to apply to this program, please remember that there is a course component to it. You will be enrolled in Grade 11 World Religions (HRT3M), and Grade 12 Social Justice (HSE4M) in semester 2. You will be working towards those credits as you prepare to go on the service trip. … Continue reading