Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School New Student and Parent presentation

The Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas

Grant me, oh Lord... A mind to know you... A heart to seek you... Wisdom to find you... Conduct pleasing to you... Faithful perseverance in waiting for you... And a hope of finally embracing you.



60+ Staff, including Administration, Secretaries, Custodians, EAs, Teachers

Principal : Ms. A. Sheehan

Vice Principal: Mr. S. Gomes

Chaplain: Ms. Whelton

Guidance: Mrs. Williams, Mr. Lajoie

Special Education: Mrs. Jacob, Ms. Carney, Ms. Oliver

Student Success: Mr. Donato, Ms. Birmingham

Office Administrators: Mrs. Ciarafoni, Mrs. Bonney, Mrs. Iannetta, Mrs. Di Pietro

School Support including School Counselors, Police Liaison, Board Staff

Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School where we…

Support Faith Formation

Promote Learning

Fostering Relationships

Open Lines of Communication

Supporting Faith Formation

  • School Community Masses
  • Advent Families
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Fundraisers for Local and International Charities

Promoting Learning

  • Special Education Resource
  • Special Needs Resource
  • Student Success Teacher
  • Student Success Centre (SSC)
  • STAY Committee
  • Co-operative Education
  • Co-op Fair
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • Career Speakers
  • Take Your Kid To Work Day
  • College/University Information Sessions
  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
  • Dual Credits With Georgian College
  • SWAC (School Within A College)
  • Individual Counseling
  • Senior Tutors at Lunch
  • Xello Pathways Planning

Foster Relationships

  • Student Council Activities
  • The Leadership Team
  • School Community Council
  • Social Justice Activities
  • Join Weekly Parish Masses
  • Semi-Formal Dance and Dinners

Open Lines of Communication

  • School Day
  • Early Warning Letters
  • Report Cards
  • Newsletters
  • Google Forms
  • Attendance Report
  • Parent Meetings and Interviews
  • In-School Team Meetings
  • Special Education Communications
  • IPRC Meetings
  • Google Classrooms for Classes and Guidance
  • Twitter: @SMCDSB_STA
  • Instagram: @st_thomas_aquinas_stingers
  • Website: smcdsb.on.ca/sts

STA is a Uniform School

Uniform expectations for students:

  • In full uniform every day, all day.
  • Uniform pieces include golf, Vest, ¼ and full zip sweater, rugby shirts with school crest/logo * Khaki or navy pants – shorts and capris – with school crest
  • Uniform pieces ordered through DGN Kilters www.dgn-kilters.com/ * Store open in the school (room 211A) on Mondays from 10am – 4pm
  • ... though we do sneak in some Civvies Days!

What courses will students take at STA?

  • 7 common-core courses: English, Math, Science, Religion, Geography, French, Phys-Ed
  • 1 of the following elective courses: Art, Drama, Music, Business or Integrated Technology (Hospitality and Communications Tech)

A benefit to coming to St. Thomas Aquinas, when it comes to sports, is it's a small school... when you want to try out for a team... you are trying out against fewer athletes. Junior Boys soccer, for example, had about 25 players tryout for a player roster. A larger school is going to see 45-50 players tryout. We do, however, have just about as many teams as larger schools, and as you can see in our Gymnasium, a LOT of championship banners. #stingerschamps

Registration at St. Thomas Aquinas, Tottenham

To register at St. Thomas Aquinas: Click here for the "New Student Zone" webpage on our school website for all registration information and forms. Early Registration is due February 11, 2022 (still open for rolling registration through year).

A $30 student activity fee will be requested through the “School Day” communication and payment system before the start of the next school year.

Any questions? You can complete this form and we will do our best to respond.

"Grade 9 Welcome Day" will be held at the end of August; information will be posted.

Please be sure to include your email address in the registration package to receive up to date information.

Follow us on Twitter @SMCDSB_STA

Follow us on Instagram @st_thomas_aquinas_stingers

School website: sts.schools.smcdsb.on.ca

See you soon, Stingers!