- St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School
name= St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary
streetaddress= 541 West Keith Rd.
postalcode= V7M 1M5
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)
principal= Mr. Frank Dragojevich
viceprincipal= Mr. Chris CampbellMr. Tim Horton
area= North Shore
teamname= Fighting Saints
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".
The Sisters of the Child Jesusarrived in British Columbiain 1898 to do missionary work with the First Nationspeople 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.
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
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary is the only North Vancouver, Catholic high school.
*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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