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St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
"Faith Hope Love"
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
  • 25 Corporation Drive
  • Brampton ON, L6S 6A2
  • Phone: 905.791.1195
  • Fax: 905.793.4665
  • Principal: Rosina Ariganello
  • Vice Principal(s): Toni Di Franco
  • Olivera Glasford
  • Lina Iacobucci
  • Kathy McQuire
  • Paul Nalli
  • Superintendent: Denise Oude-Reimerink
  • Trustee:
  • Anna da Silva (Ward 3)
  • Shawn Xaviour (Ward 7)
  • Shawn Xaviour (Ward 8)
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St. Thomas Aquinas SS Important Updates

Aquinas Pictures Page

If you want to see pictures from some of the many activities at St. Thomas Aquinas, check out the Aquinas Pictures Page

Aquinas RAP on Twitter

For updates on the REGIONAL ARTS PROGRAM (RAP), including Application deadline reminders, upcoming performances and updates: @AquinasRap

Aquinas Sports on Twitter

For the latest in Aquinas sports updates, news and scores regarding Aquinas Cardinal Athletics, follow us: @Aquinassports

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Upcoming Events

2016-2017 RAP Applications
Friday November 13, 2015

To download the forms for registration to the Regional Arts Program, go to
2016-2017 RAP Application Forms

Events at Aquinas
November 2015

Wednesday 4th Take Our Kids To Work Day - Grade 9 Students are encourage to sign up and attend work with a parent or guardian.

Tuesday 10th University Applications - Grade 12 students considering applying to university should attend the meeting in the cafeteria in period 1.

Thursday 12th RAP Information Night - Grade 8 students interest in joining the Regional Arts Program at Aquinas in Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Fine Arts and Drama should come and learn about the application process, in the Aquinas cafeteria.

Friday 19th Academic Awards Night - Parents, staff and scholars are invited to celebrate the highest achieving students in all areas of study at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Friday 20th Report Card Distribution - Parents should look forward to receiving midterm report cards.

Wednesday 25th Math Contests - The University of Waterloo Senior and Intermediate contests will be held period 1 and 2.

Wednesday 25th Grade 8 Information Night - Parents and guardians with students in Grade 8 living in the Aquinas area and considering attending the school are invited to attend the annual information night.

Monday 30th Christmas Food Drive - Students and staff are encouraged to give generously to the annual Christmas Food Drive at Aquinas. The Drive goes until December 11th.

Events at Aquinas
December 2015

Wednesday 2nd Co-op Fair - Students in the Aquinas Co-op Education program will display items and information highlighting their experiences on the job.

Thursday 3rd The Art Show - Come to the Library to see a display of paintings, sketches, sculpture and other artistic projects by students in the RAP art program.

Thursday 3rd Vocal Christmas Concert - Parents, staff and students are invited to celebrate the season with precise and entertaining singing in the cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at the door.

Friday 4th Junior School Dance - Grade 9 and 10 students are invited to enjoy a night of dressing up a bit and dancing the night away.

Thursday 10th Instrumental Christmas Concert - Parents, staff and students are invited to celebrate Christmas with music by several bands and orchestras, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets available at the door.

Friday 11th Night of the Stars - The Aquinas dance department presents the annual Night of the Stars, an evening of dance, from hip to hop to ballet, at the Meadowvale Theatre in Missssauga. Tickets available at school and at the door.

Wednesday 16th Arts Olympics - The Arts Department present a day of music, dancing and drama with the PIP students from Aquinas and several other schools.

Friday 18th Final Day of School - Last day of classes before the Christmas break.

Monday 21st to
Friday January 1st
Christmas Holidays - Enjoy your time away from school now - final exams are coming.

Monday, January 4th First Day of School - Classes resume after the Christmas break.

Important Information

St. Thomas Aquinas November 2015 Newsletter
Friday November 20, 2015

To download the Aquinas November 2015 newsletter, go to
Aquinas November 2015 Newsletter

Course Selection 2016-2017
October-November 2015

We are beginning the registration process for the 2016-2017 school year and important instructions and timelines are outlined below. All students will continue to select courses online using My Blueprint,, and follow the instructions provided.

My Blueprint will be available to accept course selections as below:
Ø Gr. 9s: “window” opens on Thursday October 29th and closes on Thursday November 5th
Ø Gr. 10s: “window” opens on Thursday November 5th and closes on Thursday November 12th
Ø Gr. 11s: “window” opens on Thursday November 12th and closes on Thursday November 19th
Ø On-line course selection will no longer be available once the above “windows” have closed

Students will be required to submit their My Blueprint “sign off sheet” with parent/guardian signature, including the $65.00 Activity Fee, during the week of November 23rd, 2015. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, credit or debit. NOTE: Students who are in the Regional Arts Program (RAP) are required to submit the $65.00 Activity fee and the $75.00 Enhancement fee for a total of $140.00.

Course Selection and Activity Fee Collection Dates:
Ø All Grade 9 Students: Tuesday November 24th, 2015
Ø All Grade 10 Students: Wednesday November 25th, 2015
Ø All Grade 11 Students: Thursday November 26th, 2015

Check out the Parent Letter for Course Selection

School Photos
Fall 2015

If you have any questions regarding school photos, you may contact Edge Imaging at 1-888-416-3343 (EDGE) or

PAR Survey
By October 16, 2015

We invite you to participate in a short survey to collect feedback on the draft amended Policy 6.51 Pupil Accommodation Review, which is available for reference and comment on the Board’s website at until 4:30 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015.

PAR Policy Consultation September 2015

Yearbooks Inserts

The 2015 Yearbook inserts have arrived. They will available for students to pick up also starting the first day of school, September 8th. There are still at least two dozen copies available for purchase, which will be sold until they run out. The cost is $30 cash for both yearbook and insert.

Message from Trustee Shawn Xaviour

Thank you for Choosing a Dufferin-Peel Catholic Education

Dear Parents and Guardians:

It seems that, all of a sudden, summer weather is upon us and so, incredibly, is the end of the 2014-15 school year. As we reflect back over the year, we can see that it was, in fact, a very successful year for Dufferin-Peel students in terms of achievement, success and well-being. With steadily rising EQAO scores, matching or surpassing the provincial standard and averages in most assessment areas, and graduation rates that are among the highest in the province, this board continues to be defined, in part, by our high levels of success and achievement. Yet, we are much more than that. Our commitment to helping each student fulfill their potential, through the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, means that our students graduate with the tools to become good, solid contributing members of the communities in which they will live.

As trustees, we see the contribution of dedicated teaching and support staff, administrators and senior management working together with trustees facilitate conditions that we can to facilitate success. We also see, firsthand, the important role of our parents/guardians, working in concert with the school and the parish in fostering conditions for success and well-being.

So, as we complete the final leg of the journey that is the 2014-15 school year, we thank parents/guardians for choosing a Dufferin-Peel Catholic education for your child(ren) and for entrusting them into our care. It is a responsibility for which we are grateful and one that we cherish very much. To our students, thank you for all you have done to contribute to the life of your school. For those who are graduating and moving on to post-secondary education or the world of work, may God continue to go with you and bless you on your journey. To our returning students and families, we look forward to seeing you in September.

Blessings and best wishes for a peaceful and restful summer.

- Shawn Xaviour

Transportation Start Up Procedures
September 2015

Please click on the link below for information about September 2015 transportation start up procedures, plus helpful tips to enhance student safety.

School Start Up Transportation
Safety Tips You Can Use

Personal Electronic Devices
April 20, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, “we believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the Dufferin-Peel Community to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest extent possible as we all journey from the early years to vocation.” As we monitor and refine our support, programming continues to ensure that each child is well on their way to achieving the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations within the context of learning in the 21st century.

St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School will be participating in a pilot that will permit students to bring personal electronic devices to school for educational purposes. We recognize the value of using Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) to enhance learning and curriculum delivery. As such, we support the responsible and ethical use of PEDs in keeping with the Catholic Code of Conduct and the DPCDSB’s Policies and General Administrative Procedures.

Through the authority of the principal and under the direction of staff, students are permitted to use the school board’s wireless network and their registered PEDs for educational purposes during this pilot. Further details are included in the following two attachments: PED Parent letter 2015 and the Personal Electronic Device User Agreement.

PED Parent Letter 2015

Personal Electronic Device User Agreement

Health and Physical Education Curriculum Guidelines
February 2015

The Ministry of Education released its updated Health and Physical Education Curriculum Guidelines on Monday, February 23. Our preliminary analysis would indicate that the document is a significant update of the curriculum. Working with the Institute for Catholic Education (ICE) and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO), we will meet the expectations of the Ministry, within our Catholic faith context, in delivering the curriculum to our students. To see a letter from the Board, go to:

Community Letter Health and Phys Ed Curriculum 2015

Graduation Information

For all things Graduation 2015, check out the Graduation Page

Online Reporting Tool

To promote a positive school community, this Safe @ St. Thomas Aquinas - Online Reporting Tool has been created so students who become aware of bullying incidents and other negative behaviours that impact the school environment can report them.

When you fill out this form, you are not required to provide your name or any other information that identifies you. If the information is provided anonymously, it may be dealt with in a general way, as there may be no means to respond specifically if limited information is provided. Depending on the type of information you provide, you may be identifiable.

In some cases, if you are identifiable based on the information provided, the school principal/vice-principal may approach you to provide more information on a confidential basis. If you choose to identify yourself in the reporting process, the principal and/or vice-principal may follow up directly with you.

STA Regular Day Schedule:

       Period 1:         8:12 -  9:30
       Period 2:         9:35 - 10:50
       Period 3(A):   10:55 - 11:35       
       Period 3(B):   11:35 - 12:15
       Period 3(C):   12:15 - 12:55
       Period 4:         1:00 -  2:15


All our students are expected to be in full and proper uniform every day at school.  This includes being in the halls, library, and cafeteria.  Students who do not comply with the school uniform policy will receive appropriate consequences. 

Shirt: (RJ McCarthy Only)
   -> Aquinas Crested Rugby Shirt
   -> Hoodies are not permitted

Pants: (RJ McCarthy Only)
   -> Black Dress Pants with the Cardinal Logo on the right thigh
   -> Pants must be worn at the waist

   -> Black Dress or casual shoes with Black laces only
   -> All students must wear socks with their shoes

Optional Summer Uniform: (RJ McCarthy Only)

For September to Thanksgiving, and May 1st to Final Exams only
   -> Aquinas Monogrammed White Golf Shirt, instead of Rugby Shirt

Please note: the last day that students can wear the optional "summer uniform" is Thursday, October 10th.  All students must be in their rugby shirt after Thanksgiving.

Uniform items may be purchased through R.J.McCarthy located at 44 West Drive in Brampton.   For more details go to To see a picture example of the uniform, click Aquinas Uniform .

Parent Handbook

Welcome to the St. Thomas Aquinas S.S. Community. The 2014 Parent Handbook details a wide variety of topics, from uniform policy to absences to student progress. Click Parent Handbook 2014 for a copy of the handbook.

Religious Accomodations

If you are in need of religious accomodations for this coming school year, please read this letter at Religious Accomodations Letter 2013-2014 .

Accident Insurance Coverage

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities.  You may purchase coverage for your child at or by calling toll free at 1-800-463-KIDS (5437).

Please click on link below to access an important notice to parents, guardians regarding insurance for students who participate in out-of-school excursions and extra-curricular activities. Memo to Guardians/Parents re: Student Accident Insurance

Kiss and Ride and Bus Loading Zones

Please see information below related to student drop-off and pick-up each day.  If all our families comply, it will make for a stress-free time for all.

The 48 passenger buses drop off and load students in the rear lot of the school.

The kiss and ride area located on the north side of the school has been reconfigured to accommodate more vehicles.  Parents are asked to use the entire length of the kiss and ride zone for dropping off students in the morning and for picking up students in the afternoon.

Please refer to the accompanying campus map to see an illustration of the prescribed traffic flow at New Kiss and Ride and Bus Loading Zones

Father Jim Roth
April 2015

Allegation of Sexual Abuse Regarding The Late Fr. James (Jim) Roth, OSFS

Information regarding an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor related to the late Fr. James (Jim) Roth, OSFS, is posted on the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s main webpage at Additional information, including where to report abuse or suspected abuse, is also posted on the website of Father Roth’s religious order, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, at and the Archdiocese of Toronto at . Please consult these sources as appropriate.

Homework Help Initiative

This September, the Ministry of Education and the Independent Learning Centre continues to run "Homework Help"; a website for all Math students in grades 7 through 10. To access the site, students simply log-on at Homework Help and using an interactive chat room, they can obtrain personalized tutoring from a certified Ontario Math Teacher.  Chats take place Sunday to Thursday between the hours of 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Homework Help is free, live and anonymous!

For other important information please use the appropriate tabs on the main navigation bar at the top of this page.

Past Events


If you want to see pictures from sports, arts and other Aquinas events, check out: Aquinas Pictures


Remembrance Day
November 11, 2015

The St. Thomas Aquinas community experienced a Remembrance Day service featuring thoughts and words from Aquinas cadets and a Brampton veteran, performances by school bands, choirs and dancers, plus a quite moving video with images and video from World War I to the War in Afghanistan. Here are Pictures.

October 29, 2015

Hundreds of students dressed for Halloween, featuring zombies, the Blue Jays starting lineup, the Olympic Ski Team, iRobot and much, much more. Here are Pictures.

Koffee Haus
October 29, 2015

A variety of talented Aquinas students got out their guitars and drums and warmed up their voices for an evening of fun and music. Here are some Pictures.

Harvest Festival
October 17, 2015

The biggest and best Harvest Festival yet featured a spectacular haunted hallway, with blood, gore and an asylum. Aquinas students and friends enjoyed midway games, makeup tables, fun costumes, food, a live band and pumpkin carving. Here are some Pictures.

Boys Night Out
October 14, 2015

Over 100 grade 9 boys enjoyed a chance to meet their fellow classmates and engage in fun activities such as auto maintenance, baking cookies, weightlifting, watching the Blue Jays and fun games in the gym. Here are some Pictures.

Girls Night Out
October 7, 2015

About 150 grade 9 girls enjoyed a chance to meet their fellow classmates and engage in fun activities such as dancing, cupcake decorating, icebreakers, yoga, bracelet-making and cosmetology. Here are some Pictures: Part 1 and Pictures: Part 2.

Terry Fox Walk
October 2, 2015

Students and staff enjoyed a brisk walk and raised $16,395 during the annual Terry Fox Walk. Over 1000 people were served a hamburger, snack and drink afterwards, and then enjoyed the Senior Football team's 43-9 win over the Mayfield Mavericks. Here are some Pictures.

Grade 9 Retreat
September 29, 2015

The entire Grade 9 class went to Pearson Convention Centre together with their teachers, to dance, play games and get to know one another. Here are some Pictures.

Top Academic Graduates
June 25, 2015

At the 2015 graduation in June, the top three scholars of the graduating year were celebrated and rewarded for their hard work and high level of achievement. Here are some other Pictures.

Robert Maronowski

Leonor Separi, Jacob Turk

Benson Ho

Athletic Banquet
June 9, 2015

Athletes and coaches recognized most improved, dedicated and valuable athletes from each team, including Athletes of the Year Jessica MacNeil and Jesse Soares. Here are Pictures.

Girls Softball ROPSSAA Champions!!
June 4, 2015

The Girls Softball team has won the ROPSSAA Championship three years in a row! This year, the team dominated the St. Marcellinus Spirit 12-2 for the victory.

June 2, 2015

Students enjoyed hamburgers, freezies, henna tattoos, gladiator fights, cross-fit and and other games like can knock, ice cream and a climb and slide run. Here are Pictures.

May 29, 2015

Students and teachers broke out the formal wear, and looked good doing it. They enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, punch, pictures standing by the famous Las Vegas sign, a four-course meal, and plenty of dancing. Here are pictures from Act 1 and Act 2 .

Spring Art Show
May 27, 2015

The library became an Art Gallery, with a large display paintings, sketches, sculptures, bookmarks and more from students in the fine arts program. Here are some Pictures.

May 26, 2015

The St. Thomas Aquinas Arts Department presented Elements, a dance show based on the elements of earth, air, fire and water, with over 30 different numbers. The Grade 10, 11 and 12 RAP classes, and the Grade 11 and 12 Open classes danced in many styles to a wide variety of music. Also featured were a wide variety of individual and duo performances. Here are pictures from Act 1 and Act 2 .

Alice In Wonderland
May 20-22, 2015

The musical theatre class presented the Broadway Musical "Alice In Wonderland", based on the Lewis Carroll classic . Here are some Pictures.

Inside Ride
May 14, 2015

Students and staff participated in fundraiser to raise funds for cancer patient care by riding stationary bikes in the gym. They raised over $8000 for the cause. And, of course, they wore very festive clothing while doing it. Here are Pictures.

Co-op Fair
May 13, 2015

Students in the Co-op program provided displays from their co-op placements in 2nd semester. Here are some Pictures.

ABL Championship
May 7, 2015

Four teams of students and one team of teachers competed in the early morning hours in the Aquinas Basketball League. The Mavericks faced off in the championship game against the Raptors, and in a seesaw battle decided by two late three point field goals, the Mavericks were victorious 58-55. Here are Pictures.

Edward Albee A to Z
May 7-8, 2015

The Grade 12 Drama Class presented two one act plays written by American Playwright Edward Albee. The American Dream punctures the myth of the American Dream and suburban family life in the 1950's. Zoo Story deals with the loneliness of a man in Central Park, who meets and engages a New York executive who just wants a quiet place to read, and their encounter ends in tragedy . Here are some Pictures.

Writers' Festival
April 27-May 1, 2015

The Library hosted several journalists and professional writers, including Aquinas alumni Cristina Howorun, a CTV and City-TV on-air journalist, and children and young adult writers (and sisters) Charlene Challenger and Christine Baldacchino. Here are some Pictures.

Solidarity Week
April 20-24, 2015

The Library featured several speakers, including ex-Toronto Mayor David Miller from the WWF, and ex-students Isabella Romano and Fiona Cashell. The cafeteria held displays including the Eco-Club and the Inside Ride cancer event. Here are some Pictures.

Spring Concert
April 16, 2015

The Arts Music Department presented their annual Spring Concert featuring a variety of musical groups, including Junior Concert Band, Woman's Chorale, S.T.A Jazz Combo, the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Orchestra, the Guitar Ensemble and the always entertaining Stage Band. Here are some Pictures.

Multicultural Day
April 9, 2015

Multicultural Day featured two assemblies of dancing and entertainment, and a night of food and even more entertainment. A wide variety of cultures and nationalities were represented, from South Korea to Jamaica, from South Asia to South America, from the Philippines to Japan and Africa. Here are some Pictures.

Political Involvement
March 13, 2015

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and local NDP MP Jagmeet Singh spent a morning and talking about politics and answer questions from students. Here are Pictures.

Pi Day
March 10-12, 2015

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14, due to pi's rounded value of 3.14, and once a century like this year 2015, we can use pi's rounded 3.1415. Professor Pralat from Ryerson University came to talk to nine classes of students about how pi is used in popular culture, technology and the difficulty in calculating its decimals over the centuries. And everyone received a delicious mini-pie and juice box. On day 2, students were able to join the Amazing Math race to answer 5 questions, and win a QTpi sticker. Here are some Pictures.

March 11, 2015

This year, over 200 students learned about the systems which allows corporate farming interests to squeeze out local individual farmers. Plus, the ten students who took the trip to Cambodia shared their experiences with slums, the education system and the killing fields. Here are some Pictures.

Junior Boys Basketball Champions!
March 5, 2015

The team won the ROPSSAA Tier Two Championship with a dominating 53-34 win over the visiting Erindale Raiders. Here are Pictures.

Mural Ceremony
March 5, 2015

Several art and native studies classes prepared murals, in memory of the dozens of native women across Canada who have been killed or disappeared, and unveiled them in a ceremony in the library. Here are Pictures.

Shrek: The Musical
March 4, 2015

The Arts Department presented Shrek: The Musical, featuring singing, dancing, acting and a full orchestra. And jokes, lots of fairy tale characters, an onion, belching and a lot of green. Here are some Pictures.

Ash Wednesday
February 18, 2015

The St. Thomas Aquinas community celebrated the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Students and staff were encouraged to wear the cross, and reflect in their lives what burdens and sacrifices they should make. Here are some Pictures.

Senior Semi-Formal
February 13, 2015

Over 250 enthusiastic senior students from St. Thomas Aquinas enjoyed an evening of dressing up and getting down on the dancefloor, at the Senior Semi-Formal. Well-organized by Student Council, the seniors enjoyed a light dinner, colourful lights and a variety of tunes provided by the enthusiastic DJ's. Here are some Pictures.

Our Town
February 5, 2015

The Grade 10 RAP Drama class presented the Pulitzer winning drama "Our Town". Our Town is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens, and the details of their lives and deaths. Here are some Pictures.

Cambodia Trip
January 2015

Ten students and five teachers took a spectacular trip of a lifetime to Cambodia, to help build a latrine, but more so to learn about the culture and way-of-life of people in a very different country compared to Canada, and the poverty, education system and history, including the notorious killing fields. Here are some Pictures.

One Act Festival
January 26, 2015

The Grade 11 RAP Drama class presented three original one act plays, all written, acted, directed and produced by Grade 11 students. Here are some Pictures.

Girls Rugby Trip
December 2014

The Girls Rugby team practiced hard during the fall for their annual trip to Florida for the international high school rugby tournament. The Cardinals not only enjoyed a day at Universal Studios theme park, but won the tournament as well. Here are some Pictures.

10 Days of Christmas
December 8-19, 2014

Pictures with Santa, wearing Christmas apparel, Karaoke, the annual Food Drive, Christmas Cookie Grams, door decorating - some of the many Christmas activities in the last two weeks of school. Here are some Pictures.

Indoor Soccer
December 17, 2014

Dozens of intense Aquinas soccer players competed in the Indoor Soccer League. In the finals, Chelsea came from behind to defeat Barcelona 3-1 to take the Aquinas Cup. Some Pictures.

Christmas Concert
December 16, 2014

The St. Thomas Aquinas Instrumental Music program presented its annual Christmas Concert at the Lester B. Pearson Theatre. The evening began with a medley of Christmas music from the Junior Band, and continued with the STA Combo and the newly formed Symphonic Band. Act 2 opened with the always exciting Stage Band, and moved through a four-person Guitar Ensemble, Rags to Riches and ended with another newly formed group, the Wind Ensemble. Here are Pictures.

Junior Semi-Formal
December 5, 2014

Over 350 enthusiastic grade 9 and 10 students enjoyed an evening of dancing to old and new hip hop and dance tunes during a spectacular light show, plus a photo booth and a plate of pasta and garlic bread. Here are some Pictures.

Put Yer Pinkies Up
December 5, 2014

Several hundred male students had their pinkies painted red, with a white ribbon added on the nail, as a means to reducing gender stereotypes and violence against women and girls. Here are some Pictures.

Night of the Stars
December 4, 2014

The Meadowvale Theatre was packed to see the 2014 edition of Night of the Stars. The show featured a wide variety of dance performances, from ballet to hip hop, from the Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 arts program classes, the Grade 9 and 10 Open classes, and a variety of solo and small group numbers. Here are some Pictures: Act 1 and Act 2.

Advent Mass
December 4, 2014

As Advent began November 30th, the Aquinas Community was led in Advent Mass by Father Francois. Here are some Pictures.

Co-op Career Fair
December 3, 2014

Aquinas students in the co-operative education program created displays highlighting the key aspects of their co-op job. Here are some Pictures.

Arts Olympics
December 3, 2014

The Arts Leadership class, with assistance from the Grade 12 Class, hosted special needs students from Notre Dame, Holy Name of Mary, Cardinal Ambrozic, St. Agnes and Cardinal Newman for a day of music, dance and fun activities. Here are Pictures.

Sounds of the Season
November 27, 2014

The Aquinas cafeteria was alive with the Sound of Music, with the Woman's Chorale, Jazz Choir and the Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 RAP vocal classes providing Christmas and other great tunes. The Pictures.

The Art Show
November 27, 2014

The Aquinas Library became an Art Gallery, with a wide variety of art, from sketches, conte drawings and oil painting, to a bit of sculpture and of photography cubes. Here are some Pictures.

Academic Awards Night
November 20, 2014

On Thursday, November 20th, awards were distributed awards for top achievement in each area of study at St. Thomas Aquinas. Congratulations to all award winners. Here are some Pictures. Below are the top students from Grades 9, 10 and 11.

Anthony Rasetta
Top Grade 9 Winner

Kristen Yeh
Top Grade 10 Winner

Robert Maronowski
Top Grade 11 Winner

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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week


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Appointment of Director of Education


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International Student Programs Information Session


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