Sanctity of Life Motion

Dear Parents and Guardians, I wanted to provide a follow up to the email I sent you on March 21st regarding the Sanctity of Life Motion related to school fundraising. At the Regular Board Meeting held on May 1, 2018, the Board of Trustees passed an amendment to the Sanctity of Life Motion (Resolution #61/18 Upholding the Sanctity of Life Through Donations to Charities and Non-Profits). The details of the amendment are available on our Board’s website here: The amendment to Resolution #61/18 states that schools and school councils may continue to fundraise in the same manner as they … Continue reading

Student Senate Applications for 2018 – 2019

HCDSB Student Senate is composed of 8 representatives from each secondary school and was designed to establish a student vision for the Halton Catholic District School Board. Its members, student senators, provide a link between the Student Trustees and the remainder of the student population in the board. The primary role of the Student Senate is to bring a more diverse “Catholic student voice” to the school board. Student Senators act as an advisory body to the Student Trustees in order to provide a wider perspective on issues that face students in our Catholic schools and develop and organize initiatives … Continue reading

Parent Information Night on Substance Use and Community Support

Parents of the Holy Trinity and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Communities are invited to a Parent Information Night on Substance Use and Community Support April 30 at 6pm in the St. Thomas Aquinas CSS theatre. We welcome two Community Partners to help facilitate this evening: Jim Harkins from FAST – Family & Adolescent Straight Talk & Lisa Gajewicz from the John Howard Society. They will be sharing their expertise, knowledge, personal experiences, and information about available programs to support the youth in our community. Please contact the Administrative teams at Holy Trinity or St. Thomas Aquinas for further information.

Earth Week

Students, staff, and families are invited to participate in Earth Week, during the week of April 16 – April 20th, 2018! A number of tips and daily eco-goals can be found on this page, encouraging students and staff to join the movement of: Paperless Monday, Trashless Tuesday, Walk to School Wednesday, Bring Your Own Water Bottle Thursday, and Lights Out Friday. To check out the daily suggestions, and Earth Week tips for each day of the week, click here. Students, staff, parents and members of our broader community are welcome to participate by joining the conversation on Twitter, using the … Continue reading

Thursday Green and Gold Day in Honour of the Humboldt Bronco’s Hockey Team

Dear Parents/Guardians, Whenever tragedy and youth happen, we are faced with the delusion of our invincibility and control over our own lives. Such was the recent bus crash killing many young people from the Humboldt Bronco’s hockey team. There is a collective disbelief leveled at the immediate, local, and national psyche. It reminds us of how little control we have in our own lives. In the midst of all this seeming chaos we stand as Easter people. Our faith teaches us that Jesus brings light into darkness and hope into despair. As a sign of our solidarity with the community … Continue reading


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