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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
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Guidance and Career Education

G​uidance​ and Career Education plays a central role by preparing students for a complex and changing world. The Guidance  program has a specific focus on learner, interpersonal, and career development with the following goals:

  • teach career awareness early and throughout students' education;
  • ensure that students have the skills they need to set and achieve their learning goals now and in the future;
  • teach students the skills to make transitions throughout their lives, to work and/or further education and training;
  • prepare students to live in an increasingly diverse society by helping them develop the ability to interact positively and work effectively in a range of settings.​​


Guidance Counsellors

Students are assigned to counsellors by the first letter of their last name:

A-L   Mrs. M. Chen  (ext. 24042)

M-Z  Mrs. J. Mallender (ext. 24041)

​​Guidance Secretary   Mrs. H. DeSando (ext. 24040)​​​​



  • ​Grade 12 students are encouraged to be researching all of their post-secondary options.  Use the links on the left  or below to assist you in your research.
  • Grade 11 students are meeting with the Guidance Counsellors to learn more about researching post-secondary options.  Visit the Pathways page for access to the handouts and links used in these presentations.


​​Guidance Resources​​ and Interesting Links:

​​​​The Journey Begins: Planning for a Successful Grade 9

The Journey Continues: Planning for a Successful Grade 10, 11 and 12