Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School

Striving For Excellence! Developing Christian leaders, responsible citizens & life-long learners.

See how STA students live out their Christian faith by getting involved in many social justice activities.

Agape Ministry

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Candy Drive: Every Halloween STA students, in collaboration with the North Shore Catholic Elementary Schools, collect and bag over 10,000 pieces of candy for distribution through Agape Street Ministries.
Every Wednesday: STA students join the Agape Ministry to work and support women living in the Downtown Eastside.
Sandwich Making: STA students make sandwiches once a week and distribute them to the homeless in Downtown Eastside

New York Encounter

Students travelled during Spring Break to South Bronx to work among children in the poorest urban neighbourhood in the United States.

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Door is Open
Every first Sunday of the month as well as Christmas and Easter,  STA students volunteer to prepare and serve meals for the homeless on the Downtown Eastside.

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Prishan Foundation
STA's Grad Class of 2012 raised funds to build an orphanage in rural India.

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An orphange in India
http://prishanfoundation.blogspot.com/2011/12/thank-you-st-thomas-aquinas-school.html
Students involved
 http://prishanfoundation.blogspot.com/2011/12/list-of-people-and-organizations-who.html

Covenant House

STA's annual Christmas Charity supporting homeless youth. Our "Sleep Out" on November 24th, 2014 raised $4000. Students and staff braved the wet and cold night to sleep outside to raise awareness of youth homelessness. Our December Spirit Day, students are asked to donate a minimum of $5/- to help us raise another $4000.  Donations can also be given online at this Link. Donations of $10/- and more will be issued with tax receipts.
Last year's Spirit Day collection for Covenant House amounted to $2350.00

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Care Squares: Community Service Project

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All those who know how to knit or crochet are invited to take up their hooks and needles for a great cause!  The goal of the project is to collect as many 8 inch by 8 inch knitted/crocheted squares as possible. These squares will be sent to the Union Gospel Mission to be made into blankets for the homeless, low income families, and others in need.  The ONLY requirement for these squares is that they must be knitted or crocheted and 8 inches by 8 inches.  That’s it! Super easy!  So for those of you who know how, start up a square today!  A little bit of your time will make a huge difference.  Ask your friends, relatives and anyone else you know to help out too! Service hours will be offered for anyone who is interested.  If you can’t knit or crochet you can still help out.  Donations of yarn will be gladly accepted and put to good use. For further details, click here, or contact Ms. Tennant or Mrs. Robertson.

Philippine Encounter

The 2015 Graduation Class donated $12000/- to Liloan National High School - Don Bosco in the city of Cebu, Philippines. This is school is for orphaned & abandoned boys as well as poor children who live nearby. 

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Every other year STA sponsors a social justice encounter for grade 11 and 12 students.  In March of 2015 students and staff traveled to the Philippines to experience the rich culture of the Philippines and to dialogue with the young people there.  The group worked with the Salesian Fathers of Don Bosco at their numerous outreach programs for children and youth.  These programs included a feeding center for malnourished infants and toddlers, a daycare center, elementary and high schools, communities for families displaced by typhoons and vocational training programs.  The students raised over $20,000 to donate to these projects as well as bringing sporting equipment, back packs and books. Click here to view the album. Our next Encounter will take place during Spring Break 2017.