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St. Thomas Aquinas High School will be host to Grade 6 students who are graduating to Grade 7, as well as their families, for T.A.'s Welcome Night.

The night will show students who are moving to T.A. next school year, about the schools academic, arts, and athletics programs, as well as specialized programs and pathways for students.

Erin Hercun, the Grade 7 and 8 Guidance Councillor at T.A., explains why the school is hosting the night.

“We hope that it will give them a good preview of what they're going to see in high-school, and what they'll see in Grade 7 and 8. So it's a good look into the next 5 years,” she said.

Grade 12 student Jiren Bornia says that moving into high school can be an intimidating experience.

“I think that it's an important night to get kids comfortable with the idea of transitioning schools so that they know what the school looks like, and the lay-out so they can get their bearings. Going from Grade 6 where you're at the top of the school, to Grade 7 where you're at the bottom, can be a little intimidating,” she said.

The welcome night is taking place tonight at St. Thomas Aquinas.

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