St. Robert Catholic High School
|St. Robert Catholic High School|
|8101 Leslie Street
Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 7P4, Canada
|School board||York Catholic District School Board|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|School type||IB World School High school|
|Motto||Knowledge is the Beginning|
|Colours||Forest Green, White and Black|
St. Robert CHS was opened by the York Catholic District School Board in 1975, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2005. St. Robert CHS is named after its patron saint, St. Robert Bellarmine. St. Robert offers special programs such as the world renowned International Baccalaureate program, ESL, and Aviation Technology . The enrolment averages between 1400 and 1500 students per school year.
The uniform consists of a white golf shirt with school insignia, solid black R.J. McCarthy pants, and solid black footwear for males and females. Students may also choose to wear a special green spirit sweatshirt. The spirit sweatshirt includes the name of the sport/club they participate in, their number or instrument and the first initial of their first name followed by their full surname. In 2011 the school introduced new uniforms supplied by Halpern's.
Students compete with other schools in the York Region in both Junior (Grades 9 and 10) and Senior (Grades 11 and 12) Divisions in the YRAA (York Region Athletic Association). As of 2009, the YRAA included 49 high schools across York Region, with most of its schools coming from either the York Catholic District School Board or the York Region District School Board, although there are several private schools involved as well.
- Skiing (Night Flyers Ski Club)
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Dragon Boat
On July 6, 2009, the Town of Markham announced $3.2 million in funding for a new synthetic surface to replace one of the natural surfaces in place. The field was built to FIFA standard regulations for an outdoor artificial turf field. Portables in that area were relocated to the west parking lot in March 2010 in preparation for its construction. It officially opened on March 25, 2011.
A full sized soccer field was created beside the running track. During the winter season there is an air-inflated dome that is put up which covers one-third of the artificial turf field. The dome can be entered via an air-locked room and a revolving door mainly. The dome is lit by four sets of spotlights, two on each length. The remaining two-thirds are left untouched. In the spring, the dome is taken down and the entire field is no longer separated. The turf can cause minor burns similar to sulphuric acid when in contact with skin. The field is currently fenced in. There is a adjacent building for use as change rooms. The field and dome are used by the rugby and soccer teams, as well as the physical education classes.
- ' Official St. Robert CHS Web Site: Our School
- ' Official St. Robert CHS Web Site: IB Info
- ' Official St. Robert CHS Web Site: Aviation Program
- ' Fraser Institute Ontario's top-ranked secondary schools 2008
- ' Thornhill soccer players get a roof and new turf
- ' Markham Funding Partnership with Canada/Ontario Provides $8.3M for Recreation Infrastructure