Fast Facts and Bell Times


St. Thomas Aquinas, Lindsay

HISTORY OF STA...
  • The patron saint of the school is known for his theological writings and his philosophical contributions to our faith. He is the patron saint for all students and for all universities. This school's name honours the prominent place of scholarly endeavours in our Catholic faith. 
  • The school was founded in Lindsay and has been located at its current site since September 2001.
  • The school opened its doors September of 2001, but the community started working on the project many years before that. The first year saw grades 9, 10, and 11 occupy the nearly complete building.  
  • Named after St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of students, considered by many Catholics to be the Church's greatest theologian. He was canonized in 1323 and declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius V.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is a school based on the traditions of the Catholic Church. We are, primarily, a faith community composed of those who teach and those who are taught. 
  • In support of the Gospel message, our community must be one which leads students to the service of the poor and less privileged of our own society. 
  • We recognize that, as Christians, we are at times in conflict with the values of society which often negates the existence of God. Our school accepts the task of preparing young people for the world they live in and further accepts the challenges of developing young minds for a world as it should be. 
  • We are committed to equal educational opportunity for all our students and endeavor to meet students' needs in a caring, 
  • Christian environment in cooperation with the Church and the family.
  • The first graduation ceremony class of 32 students was held in June of 2003. 

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Mission Statement

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is an inclusive Catholic Learning Community dedicated to the promotion of faith, integrity, social justice and moral leadership for all through excellence in education. 
Our mission is to develop the spiritual, academic and social potential of all, as builders of a just society.

School Statistics:

Established

2001

School Expansion & Upgrades

$2,743,000 expansion in 2012

Address

260 Angeline Street South
Linday, Ontario
K9V O8J
Phone: 705-878-4117

Website

www.staccss.ca

Principal

Mr. Gerard Winn

Vice Principal

Ms. Rebecca Brady

School Chaplain

Mr. Aidan Murphy

Number of Students

300

Number of Staff

34

Number of Academic Departments

10

Class Duration

75 minutes

Number of Activities, Sports & Clubs

32

Feeder Schools

St. Dominic C.E.S., Lindsay
St. John Paul II C.E.S., Lindsay
St. Luke C.E.S., Downeyville
St. Mary C.E.S. Lindsay

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule. 

Bells ring at the beginning and end of each period.

Warning Bell 8:58 A.M. - 9:03 A.M.
Period 1 9:03 A.M. - 10:18 A.M.
Period 2 10:22 A.M - 11:37 A.M.
Lunch 11:37 A.M. - 12:17 P.M.
Period 3 12:20 P.M. - 1:35 P.M.
Period 4 1:39 P.M. - 2:53 P.M.

Facility Rental

  • Community groups are welcome to use the St. Thomas Aquinas facilities for appropriate activities, as long as community use does not interfere with our regular school requirements. 
  • A user fee will apply to offset costs associated with the use of school property.

St. Thomas Aquinas has the following facilities available to rent:

  • Single gym
  • Double gym
  • Cafetorium
  • Classrooms
  • Meeting Room

To request a booking, contact the Board Outreach Coordinator or visit the Board's Facilities Rental page to submit your request online.