Tech Education Beyond the Classroom

The Technological Education Department supports different events happening within the school during the year.  Most of these events are designed to help educate students with respect to career choices and course decisions while at St. Thomas Aquinas.  We also support different clubs and initiatives at STA, some of which involve using the skills and talents of our students.

Women in Tech Events

Women are underrepresented in many areas of computer, technological, and skilled trades careers.  Women in Tech events are designed for current and future female Raiders to expose, inspire, and educate them into the world of tech education and careers.  Visit the Women in Tech page to view upcoming events.

Partner Events

Waterloo Computing Contests

Each year STA offers students the opportunity to participate in the computing contests offered by Waterloo University. These contests are voluntary and a fee may apply.  Contests are designed by Waterloo Univerisity.

Canadian Computing Competition

The CCC is a contest for students to program competitively as an individual.  Students may choose the language they wish to use in the competition. See the Waterloo site for contest dates.

Tech Ed Events

STA Elementary Girls Hackathon

This event is supported by Hackergal to encourage girls to consider their future in computer science and technology, as well as to develop curiosity and confidence in these fields.  All-female teams from our family of schools engage in a fun yet competitive challenge over a fast-paced day.  The teams will have prepared and learned foundational programming skills in order to compete.  Find out more about the 2019 Hackathon.