• Health & Wellness SHSM

    Instructor: Mrs. Penny Longval

    The SHSM— Health and Wellness program provides students with the opportunity to explore career areas and interests in an important economic sector with varied occupational options and with ever growing employment opportunities.  The health care system in Canada currently employs a large number of workers.  The demand for health care professionals will only increase in the future given the significant number of employees in this sector who are nearing retirement age.  Moreover, the demand for skilled employees in this sector is anticipated to increase due to the aging Canadian population. Students who participate in the SHSM – Health and Wellness will acquire sector-focused knowledge and skills that will assist them in their post-secondary destination of choice in one of the four pathways: Apprenticeship, Training, College, University or the Workplace.


  • Specialist High Skills Major at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School

    Students take a bundle of 8-10 courses in Grades 11 and 12 including 4 “major” credits in their area of interest. English, mathematics, science , or business courses are designed to complement the “majors”.
    Students take at least 2 co-op credits and get valuable experience related to their SHSM.
    St. Thomas Aquinas CHS offers 2 different SHSM; The Environment and Health …

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    Plan ahead by encouraging your son or daughter to…...
    GRADE 8
    INVESTIGATE her interests and passions inside and outside of school.
    USE www.myblueprint.ca to start his secondary school education plan.
    ATTEND Grade 9 Open House to consult with teachers and counsellors.

    GRADE 9
    ENROLL in courses that align her interest, skills and academic abilities.
    REVIEW and update his education plan on …

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