St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School


St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School

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name= St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary


imagesize= 150px
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streetaddress= 541 West Keith Rd.
city= North Vancouver
province= British Columbia
postalcode= V7M 1M5
areacode= 604
phone= 987-4431
fax= 987-7816
email=
url= http://plone.aquinas.org/
schoolnumber=
schoolboard= CISVA (Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese) [http://www.cisva.bc.ca/]
superintendent=Mr. Doug Lauson
trustee= Rev.I. Stewart(Archbishop's Representative)
affiliation= Roman Catholic
principal= Mr. Frank Dragojevich
viceprincipal= Mr. Chris CampbellMr. Tim Horton
viceprincipal_label=Viceprincipals
Administrator=
custodian=
schooltype= Independent
grades= 8-12
language= English
area= North Shore
mascot=
teamname= Fighting Saints
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founded= 1959
enrollment= 600+

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary is a Catholic school, under the administration of CISVA (Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese [http://www.cisva.bc.ca/] ) school board.

The school is co-educational, offering academic, fine arts, and business programs, as well as athletic, performing arts, and other extracurricular programs, for students from grades 8 to 12.

The school participates in sporting events under the name of the "Fighting Saints".

History

The Sisters of the Child Jesus arrived in British Columbia in 1898 to do missionary work with the First Nations people of the North Shore.In 1957, Archbishop William Mark Duke (also known as Iron Duke) approached the sisters to establish a high school on the North Shore. By 1959 the first students walked through the doors of St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary.

Independent school status

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary is classified as a Group 1 school under British Columbia's Independent School Act. It receives 50% funding from the Ministry of Education. The school receives no funding for capital costs. [ [http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/independentschools/geninfo.pdf] Overview of Independent Schools in British Columbia] It is under charge of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Artistic performance

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary provides students with a variety of performing & non-performing arts.

Clubs & Committees

Computer, Environment, Chess, Choir, Student Council, Social Justice Club, Mass Choir, Respect for Life, Improv Team, Public Speaking, Sound Crew, Book lovers Club, & Cooking Club

Notable Alumni

Notes

St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary is the only North Vancouver, Catholic high school.

References

External links

*St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary website - [http://plone.aquinas.org/]
*Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese website - [http://www.cisva.bc.ca/]
*The Fraser Institute website - [http://www.fraserinstitute.org/reportcards/schoolperformance/schooldisplay.aspx?id=BCS4496062]


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