Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Student Enrollment: 800 Students
Principal: Mr. Dan Howard
Vice Principal: Mr. Kevin Barnes
Head Secretary: Mrs. Tina Hackney
School Council Chair:
School Superintendent: Mrs. Kathy Furlong
School Trustee: Mrs. Linda Steele
Parish Information: St. George Parish & Holy Family Parish
Feeder Schools: St. George, St. Paul, Jean Vanier, Notre Dame, St. Theresa, St. Nicholas
Thomas Aquinas was built in 1994. The school building constitutes
152,314.31 sq. ft., and the site encompasses 8.180 hectares. St. Thomas
Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is located in the north-west sector of
London, Ontario, adjacent to a popular subdivision known as “Byron”.
The school was built with the expectation that it would house 945 (“on
the ground”) students. Its peak capacity hit approximately 1800 students
(in the late 1990’s), and has since subsided to 800 students. The
school is well known throughout South-Western Ontario as a school with a
proud tradition of strong academic focus, tremendous athletic
successes, and magnificent artistic performances and programmes, all
embedded within a community that celebrates its Catholic faith first and
foremost. The school has a double gym, fitness room,
library, computer labs, performance stage and an indoor track.
purpose of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is to present
the Catholic tradition and teachings in all our pedagogy to prepare our
students to meet the demands of modern life within the context of the
60% of our students are registered as school bus riders. Students
living more than 3.2 kilometres from the school, and living within the
school boundary, are eligible for Board-sponsored bussing.
Thomas Aquinas has a uniform policy, and a strict local Code of
Conduct. The school also has a Security Guard, in addition to one
vice-principal. Supports for STA’s strong commitment to nurturing and
maintaining a safe school community include a CrimeStopper’s programme,
Safe Schools Committee, pre-set suspension programme aimed at
deterrence, part-time Nurse and Social Worker assignments, Chaplain, a
Student Success Teacher and two Guidance Counsellors.
Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas
Grant us, O Lord our God, minds to know you, hearts to seek you,
wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you.